How to Diagnose a Water Heater Leak

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A water heater that has a leak does not necessarily mean the appliance needs replacing. Oftentimes, the problem causing the leak is not a serious malfunction, however, even the smallest leaks require immediate attention, which is why finding the underlying issue is key to stopping further damage from occurring to your water heater and your… Read more »

Plumbing Tips: How to Inspect a Toilet

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Recently constructed homes contain about three toilets on average. If you plan to buy a house, it’s wise to thoroughly inspect these vital fixtures. You might also benefit from evaluating a toilet before you rent out a home or start a bathroom remodeling project. As you thoroughly examine it, be sure to answer all these… Read more »

All About Grease Traps

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Grease traps also go by the names grease recovery devices, grease converters or grease interceptors. They prevent fats, oils and grease in drained water from getting into the main sewer lines and eventually clogging up the drains. Grease, which is a broad name for oils used for cooking, personal hygiene and mechanical purposes, don’t mix… Read more »

When Should I Replace My Water Heater?

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Like all mechanical items in your house, your water heater will eventually need to be replaced. Taking care of your water heater will increase its lifespan, but at some point, you will need a new system. Here are a few things to consider when thinking about replacing your water heater: How old is your water… Read more »