Category Archives for Residential Plumbing


If you are like most Americans, your home is one of your most valuable assets. And, once you have it, its upkeep and maintenance are your responsibility. Among these responsibilities is ensuring that your home’s plumbing system doesn’t ever malfunction.Plumbing issues come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. From the relatively minor and inexpensive […]

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3 Ways to Protect Animals from the Perils of Human Plumbing

The miracle of indoor plumbing allows us to effortlessly wash and flush waste away from our homes — but that pipeline isn’t always a one-way street. When various problems arise, noxious sewer odors can come marching right back up the pipes and into your home. In addition to being unpleasant, those odors can bring health […]

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Is it Time to Tune-Up or Replace Your Water Heater?

How Long Does A Water Heater Last?Based on the manufacturer’s service life, your water heater life expectancy is between 8 and 12 years and around 10-15 years for electric models. This timeline can vary based on how the unit is maintained and environmental conditions in your area. Having routine maintenance performed, such as an annual […]

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Save Energy by Wrapping Your Water Heater

Water heater design has come a long way in the last two decades. One of the most significant advances has been built-in insulation, which helps conserve energy while sparing homeowners the hassle of installing and replacing insulation on tank exteriors. While this is a fairly standard feature on new units, it’s a less common feature […]

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5 Signs You Should Replace Your Air Conditioner

A new air conditioning system is a major investment, but sometimes it’s better to bite the bullet than to continue wasting money on an inefficient, malfunctioning system. But the line between when to replace your air conditioner and when to fix the one you have isn’t always clear. If you notice any of these five […]

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Keep Your Home in Top Shape by Following an Annual Maintenance Schedule

While owning a home can be very rewarding, it can also be overwhelming and expensive if maintenance is neglected. Performing regularly scheduled home maintenance can greatly reduce the chance of unexpected repair expenses and components failing. Although maintenance may vary by region and age of the home, try following this easy monthly schedule to keep […]

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