Hard water is no friend of your water-using appliances but it’s particularly rough on your water heater. Hard water is loaded with minerals such as calcium and magnesium. These minerals can fall out of solution when the water is hot, forming a scaly buildup on the heating elements. These deposits can interfere with the heating… Continue reading Hard Water is Taking Years Off of Your Water Heater
A faulty plumbing system can cause a long list of problems, including leaks and poor water quality. Contrary to common belief, not all water supply lines are created the same. Here are the worst plumbing pipe materials commonly found in homes today. Galvanized Steel Pipes In the past, galvanized steel pipes were extremely popular. Many… Continue reading Are Your Plumbing Pipes Made of This Terrible Material?
Everything has a lifespan, even plumbing fixtures. Most people don’t give much thought to the age of their toilets or faucets, if it works it works and its out of sight out of mind. What many people fail to realize is that plumbing fixtures like toilets and faucets have may inner working parts that can… Continue reading When to Replace Your Plumbing Fixtures
Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand water heaters are often marketed as low maintenance water heaters. However, just because they are low maintenance does not mean that they are no maintenance. In actuality the level of maintenance will depend on several factors: A) the hardness of the water where you live and B) how… Continue reading Routine Maintenance for Your Tankless Water Heaters
When a clog strikes, it tends to be at the worst timing. Perhaps there have subtle signs of an impending clog, like slow drainage, that you have been ignoring. Then you wake up one morning and everything is at a standstill. As annoying as a clogged drain is, it can be a relatively simple thing… Continue reading Simple Drain Cleaning Tips
When it comes to household repairs like plumbing, heating, and cooling there are plenty of DIY warriors out there willing to sacrifice knowledge, experience, and craftsmanship in order to save a little dough. While there are minor repairs that most people are perfectly capable of doing, for example using a plunger to unclog a minor clog. However, most extensive… Continue reading Household Repairs – How Hiring a Professional Can Actually Save You Money
Good clean drinking water is important for one’s health. Did you know that there are other benefits to having a whole home water filtration system like Pelican installed? Aside from great tasting drinking water, a whole home water filtration system has an impact on other areas that you probably haven’t given much thought about. Here… Continue reading The Benefits of Having a Whole Home Water Filtration System