Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Vote For Us Now!


We've been nominated Best Plumbing Company in Worcester County, please don't forget to vote for us on Coastal Style's website: 

Thank you so much for your support!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Spring Plumbing Tips

-Think About Saving Water:  Call a plumber to have them do a quick assessment of your fixtures (you can also click here to calculate your water usage). Upgrading your fixtures to more efficient/water saving fixtures can save you tens of thousands of gallons of water every year.  Not only will this save you money on your water bill, but ten thousand gallons is enough drinking water to last the average person about 50+ years.  Small changes can make a big difference!  Also, consider getting a rainwater catchment barrel to use for watering your outdoor plants.

-Flushing Your Water Heater: Water heaters (both regular water heaters and tank-less water heaters) should be flushed on a regular basis (we suggest once a year). Over time, inches of sediment can build up in your regular water heater. Tank-less water heaters also need to be flushed with vinegar to keep lime and scale from corroding the heat exchanger piping.  Having your water heater flushed regularly can help prolong it's life and keep it running efficiently. Spring is also a good time to do a quick visual assessment of your water heater. If you have a tanked water heater that is showing signs of rust, it's time to call a plumber!!  Generally tanked water heaters last anywhere from 10-15 years.  

-De-winterization:  If your home has been vacant all winter, we highly recommend having a plumber de-winterize it (even if it has been winterized). During the de-winterization process, your plumber should air test your piping to ensure it's integrity before the water is turned back on.  Water damage is one of the most common and costly homeowner's insurance claims.  A little preventative maintenance can save a huge amount of money and hassle.  

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.  

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