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Behind the Walls: When to Replace Plumbing Systems

With proper ongoing maintenance and care in your daily use of a a plumbing system, it's unlikely a full replacement of plumbing throughout your house will ever become an immediate necessity. However, you may want to upgrade your plumbing system from what was originally built as part of the home. Such a project may be as simple as replacing a shower head or faucet with one that provides better performance, or it can be a more difficult project that involves installing new pipes for a home addition or for the sake of making a bonus room or basement into a free standing apartment. Regardless of what your immediate need for a plumber may be, there is a reason you want to hire one who is licensed and proven in the local community as a great contractor.

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Finding a Plumber You Can Trust

If you've ever needed the services of a professional plumber you understand how important it is to hire a plumber who is professional and can do the job right the first time. When plumbing jobs are needed they are by their very nature an emergency, so you don't have time to interview plumbers or take bids on the job. What is far more important is to have the name and phone number on hand of a plumber you know you can trust.

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Critical Inspection Areas When Buying a Commercial Building

Choosing to purchase a commercial building is a big step for your business. It’s a significant investment. One that should be completed with minimal problems, both now and in the future.

Getting an inspection is one way you can ensure that you are purchasing a business that is structurally sound. To be safe, make sure your inspector inspects these three critical aspects of your building.

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The Importance of Establishing a Routine Commercial Maintenance Plan

When it comes to operating a business, you are responsible for a lot throughout the day. You have to ensure that your employees are meeting their metrics, your vendors are keeping your business stocked with supplies, and you have to ensure your business remains profitable. The last thing you want to worry about is whether you have a roof or plumbing leak.

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4 Signs You Need a New Boiler

You are happiest in your home when everything works as it should. When you turn your heat on, it comes on. Additionally, when you want a nice, hot shower, you expect the water to warm to your liking, until it doesn’t. Boilers fail. Fortunately, most don’t fail without warning signs. If you’ve noticed any of the following symptoms, you may need a new boiler.

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Should You Get a Tankless Water Heater?

Many households are becoming more energy efficient in some way or another. Homeowners are purchasing fuel efficient vehicles or installing solar panels on their homes to reduce their carbon footprint. You may also be considering taking a baby step, like installing a tankless water heater in your home. If your goal is to compare the benefits of a tankless heater to a traditional water heater, keep reading to see the pros and cons.

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Winter: The Worst Time for a Water Heater Failure

With today's technologies, water heaters rarely fail. Older water heaters fail, and do so at the worst possible time. It might be during a power outage and an electric water heater stops working while every other heat source also stops, or while gas line maintenance is going on down the street if you have a gas fueled water heater. On thing you can expect and rely on is the water heater will fail when you most want a hot shower. Fortunately, there are solutions to such problems so you don't have to take a cold shower if you don't want one.

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Preparing Your Heater for Winter

Nothing is more frustrating than trying to be eco-friendly by putting off turning on your winter heat until you need it for the winter cold, and then it doesn't turn on. You're doing right to not use it until you need it, but you need to make sure it still works since last year before you need it again this year. Dust and moisture collect, the motor has parts which need lubrication, and your vents collect dust when not in use.

You need to prepare for this year's winter. When winter comes this year, it may be colder than you expect or perhaps have experienced in the past, and you need to be prepared for it.

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Bathroom Remodeling Projects

If you've ever wished you had a nicer bathroom than you currently have, you're not alone. It doesn't matter whether you live in the charm of an older home or the luxury of a brand new house, there are always upgrades to be made and compromises which had to be made due to design efficiency and budget. Fortunately, bathroom remodeling projects are a common improvement every contractor conducts regularly, so it a feasible task to take on to improve your daily life by making the room much nicer and more pleasant to use when bathing and preparing for your day.

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Steam Showers Take Your Bathroom Remodel to the Next Level

When it comes to bathroom remodels, it’s natural to want the best for your home. In fact, most homeowners who renovate their bathroom are pursuing a spa-like experience. They want a relaxing environment that can help alleviate their stresses. Although there are many ways to achieve a spa-like bathroom, incorporating a steam shower is one of the easiest ways to do so.

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