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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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Plumbers Are Capable of More than Emergency Services

Plumbers are well known for their Batman-Like ability to “be there” when an emergency arises. Plumbing failures are an emergency issue, and plumbers are heroes for being able to come immediately, 24/7, to fix an immediate problem and assure your house remains a home. On a daily basis, plumbers work as hard as any other contractor to assure your home is as nice as it can potentially be. Yet plumbers are far more valuable if you don't wait for them to conduct repairs, if you allow a plumber to part of your home design you'll be much happier with your house over the course of years.

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Heating and Cooling: Replacement Systems and Options

Heating and cooling systems have so many options made available through modern technology it can be confusing for the typical homeowner. There are inexpensive systems, more efficient systems, eco-friendly designs, or solutions recognized as being the most comfortable on a daily basis. The bottom line is what works best for your home is what is right for you and your family. You can trust your contractor wants you to be happy with his work, and will provide advice as to what his experience has shown to be most suitable for others in situations similar to yours with the priorities you emphasize as important toward how your house runs and operates.

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What Is Backflow Testing?

If you are like most people, when you turn on the faucets in your home, you expect the water that flows through to be clean and free from bacteria. Although you may not drink it, the water should be free of contaminants so that you and your family can use it without the threat of getting a disease. Unfortunately, backflow can contaminate your supply of water, increasing your chances of getting sick.

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Is PEX Water Piping the Solution to Pipe Repairs?

For years, plumbers have relied on copper pipes and fittings to plumb your home. It offers plumbers and homeowners benefits, including the fact that it can resist bacteria, and resist corrosion it can be used inside and outside. However, with the introduction of PEX piping, many plumbers are using it to plumb homes and make repairs more efficiently.

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3 Reasons You Should Consider Radiant Floor Heating

As a homeowner, you are always looking for the best way to make your home more efficient. From installing a tankless water heater to purchasing Energy Start appliances, you are on your way to having an energy-efficient home that saves you money in the long run. In fact, to keep the torch burning, you should consider installing radiant floor heating. Radiant floor heating warms your floor by a heating source, allowing your home to warm in the process.

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3 Signs You Need Plumbing Work

When it comes to your homes, you want to make sure that it’s in tiptop shape. If it’s not, it decreases your level of comfort while you are at your home. One major stressor for homeowners is their plumbing. Fortunately, it’s easy to recognize plumbing problems before these problems become plumbing emergencies. Here are three plumbing problems you should fix before these problems become major issues.

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