Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Is It Necessary to Flush My Water Heater?

Flushing your water heater once a year can greatly increase the life and efficiency of your water heater.  Over time, mineral deposits can build up which can not only damage your water heater, but also affect your water quality.  Many manufacturers will not cover damage caused by sediment or mineral build up, and in some cases it can void your warranty.  A little preventative maintenance can save you lots of money in the long run, whether you have a tanked water heater or tank-less water heater - both should be routinely flushed and inspected by a licensed professional.  

Click here for more information on the importance of flushing your water heater.  Or as always, you can contact us with any questions! 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Happy World Water Day!

Did you know that over 80% of global wastewater goes back into the ecosystem without ever being treated?  And 1 in 3 people don't have access to a toilet?  World Water Day on March 22nd was started to bring awareness to these issues.  Visit water.org for more information or to see what you can do to help.  

Photo Credit: By MilaAdam (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Fix a Leak Week

Did you know that more 1 trillion gallons of water are wasted each year in the US due to household leaks?  This is a great time of year to inspect your home for any leaks, and to think about making changes to reduce your water usage.  March 20th-26th is the official Fix a Leak Week.  Call a plumber today to have your plumbing system inspected for leaks, or to have any leaky faucets replaced ASAP!


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Is It Really Necessary to Have My Home Dewinterized?

Our answer is yes! You've already done the right thing by having your home winterized by a professional plumber, BUT we highly recommend having a licensed plumber de-winterize your home also. Winterization of a plumbing system does not serve as a leak test on your existing piping, so existing issues or leaks could already be present.  Additionally, if the water was accidentally turned on over the winter AFTER the home was winterized, there could be potential issues.  During the de-winterization process, the plumber will perform an air pressure test on your piping BEFORE turning the water back on.  This will ensure that any leaks/issues are caught and repaired ahead of time.  

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Will It Flush? Video

Use caution with what you flush down the toilet.  'Flushable' wipes are often not as flushable as the manufacturer makes them out to be, and can commonly cause issues and backups in your plumbing system.