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Water Heater Installation: Is It Time to Go Tankless?

June 11th, 2018

repair of the gas water heaterWhen it comes to using hot water in your home, you probably don’t think about it very much, even though you do it on a daily and even hourly basis. In other words, most people take their hot water for granted. Water heaters are such a standard part of modern homes, who would give a whole lot of thought to this aspect of their plumbing in Carrboro, NC?

Nevertheless, if you’re using an old and/or inefficient water heater system, then you may be paying more than necessary for it to operate. Water heaters are designed to last a very long time and are extremely durable, but eventually you’ll need to replace yours. If you already have the standard storage tank-type water heater, then you may think you can only replace it with another upgraded version.

This might be the right choice for your home, but we encourage you to consider another option—the tankless water heater.

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Liquid Drain Cleaners Are Not the Answer to Clogs!

May 28th, 2018

Plumber unclogging a tub drain with an electric auger.When you turn on a tap or faucet in your home to discover that water is backing up instead of properly going down the drain, your instinct may be to reach for a bottle of liquid drain cleaner you got from the store down the street. These are marketed toward homeowners and renters looking to quickly clear up a drain, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are effective at clearing up drains. In fact, our Wake Forest, NC plumbing experts can tell you—they are not effective at all.

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Should You Worry about a Running Toilet?

May 14th, 2018

toilet in nice bathroomOne of the most annoying problems you might face with your bathroom plumbing is a toilet that won’t stop running. The noise is a nuisance, and eventually the excess water you aren’t using will add up in water costs. A running toilet also means the inability to flush.

But if it’s a guest bathroom or a bathroom you don’t otherwise use on a regular basis, you may be tempted to wait and not worry about it too much. We urge you to reconsider. Be sure to call a professional Raleigh, NC plumber as soon as you notice a running toilet, as it can be caused by any of the following factors.

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What’s the Point of the Anode Rod in My Water Heater?

April 30th, 2018

water heater tankIf we were to ask you what the most important appliance in your home is, what would you say? If you’re like many homeowners, you’d probably reply that it’s your water heater. This system is, after all, a true workhorse. It provides you with the hot water you need to shower, wash dishes, do the laundry, and much more. And if you use a tank water heater, then you rely a lot on a particular component that you might not even know exists. We’re talking about the anode rod!

While the anode rod certainly isn’t a household name, it really should be in those homes outfitted with tank-style water heaters. The anode rod provides an essential function in order to protect your tank water heater from harm. The anode rod doesn’t last forever, though, so it’s important you know the condition of yours, and give our team a call for Durham, NC water heater services when you need them.

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Prevent Drain Clogs with These Tips

April 16th, 2018

Plumber unclogging a tub drain with an electric auger.You might not be surprised to learn that the #1 most common plumbing problem is the drain clog. Everyone has dealt with a clogged up or slow drain at some time or another. Our professional plumbers offer Durham, NC drain cleaning to rid homes of these clogs all the time.

But what if you could avoid drain clogs altogether? While we’re here to relieve your drain clogs in the most effective ways possible (liquid drain cleaners you can buy at the store are not the answer) we also love to help our customers out. That means sharing some tips with you to help you avoid plumbing problems to begin with.

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How to Avoid Plumbing Emergencies

April 2nd, 2018

Woman looking under sink at plumbing leakThe plumbing system within your home is vast, with a complex network of pipes connecting to the various appliances in your home. It’s one of those systems that you depend on daily, but probably don’t give much thought to, until something goes wrong. Fortunately, you can turn to our team for 24-hour plumbing in Hillsborough, NC, when something does go wrong. But we’d like to help you avoid plumbing emergencies, if possible!

There are a number of things you can do in order to ensure that your plumbing system serves you well throughout your homeownership. Keep reading to learn more.

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Worried about Your Water Line?

March 19th, 2018

water line with leak The main water line is the most important part of your home’s plumbing system. Whether you get your home’s water from the city, or from a well, all water that enters your home comes through a water line. Therefore, it’s a good idea to ensure your water line stays in good shape!

There are a number of factors to watch out for that indicates your water line is in disrepair. If you do notice any of the following symptoms, we urge you to give a professional Raleigh, NC plumber on our team a call for repairs right away.

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Caring for Your Commercial Kitchen Plumbing

March 5th, 2018

commercial grease trapCommercial plumbing systems have a lot in common with their smaller, residential counterparts. But, they are typically more expansive, and therefore more complex. This is particularly true when we’re talking about commercial kitchens. As such, certain problems can arise that could put an absolute halt to your business operations. These problems include issues caused by FOG (fats, oils, and grease), which poses a very serious threat.

It’s for this reason (aside from it being legally required) that your commercial kitchen be equipped with a grease trap, professionally installed and serviced by a commercial Cary, NC plumber. This important system will not only help prevent clogged drains and sewer lines on your property, but will protect the municipal plumbing system as well—helping you to run your business and to do your part in creating a healthier community.

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“Help! All My Drains Are Stopped Up”

February 19th, 2018

clogged drainDrain clogs are among the most common service calls our team receives. When it’s just one drain, you may be able to relieve it with a plunger and a little bit of elbow grease. When all the drains in your home are stopped up, however, then you have a much more serious problem on your hands—a sewer line drain clog that requires professional Durham, NC drain cleaning.

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Exploring Your Water Heater Options

February 5th, 2018

Pipes of a water heaterYour home is already equipped with a water heater, but is it in good shape? If it’s a couple decades old, and/or you haven’t had maintenance done and repair needs keep piling up, then it’s likely time to consider a water heater replacement. Are you aware of all your options?

If not, we urge you to give a professional Chapel Hill, NC plumber a call—our team is standing by! In the meantime, we’d like to go over two of the most frequently talked about options in water heater systems, the storage tank system, and the tankless water heater.

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