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Everything You Need to Know About Tankless Water Heaters

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Thinking about getting a tankless water heater? 

 

Tankless water heaters, or on demand water heaters, operate differently than traditional water heaters because they only heat water when the faucets are turned on. This means that water is only heated when it’s needed, and a tank is not necessary to hold heated water. Tankless water heaters come in small sizes that require the unit to be installed near the point of use, or larger sizes that are able to provide water to an entire house. But what are the advantages and disadvantages of using a tankless water heater instead of a hot water tank? 

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What to do After a Flood: The First 24 Hours

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What To Do After A Flood: The First 24 Hours

Flooding is many homeowners’ worst nightmare. Large amounts of water are difficult and sometimes dangerous to remove from your home, and have the potential to destroy everything they come in contact with. A flood may even force you to evacuate your home, without any way of telling how much damage will await you when you return.

Since a serious flood can cause damage to your home and pose risks to the safety of yourself and family, it is important to know what to do afterwards, and the first 24 hours are crucial. The following steps will make sure that in the event of flooding, you are more prepared to safely handle the aftermath.

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What on Earth is a Sacrificial Anode & Why Should Every Homeowner Have One

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Sacrificial anodes have been used to protect hot water tanks and increase their lifespans for decades, but most people have no idea what they are.

This post will explain what sacrificial anodes do, and their function in making your hot water tank last longer.

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Locating The Shutoff Valve

gate valve1Do You Know Where Your Main Shutoff Valve Is? And More Importantly, Do You Know How To Use It?

If you answered no to either of the questions above, you need to read this post!

Dont wait until an emergency to find your shutoff valve! Regardless of how new your home is, its always smart to be prepared for worst case scenarios. And one of the worst-case scenarios any homeowner deals with is a busted pipe.

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Extend The Life of Your Water Heater

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How often do you think about your water heater, other than when you’ve run out of that precious supply?

If you’re like most homeowners, the answer is likely not at all. As long as you have hot water to shower or bathe, you probably don’t ever consider what that vital component is doing. It can be easy to neglect the mechanical areas of our homes, especially if mechanics isn’t your area of expertise.

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Preventing Water Damage In Your Home

Save Thousands Of Dollars From Water Damage Caused By Unexpected Leaks

Nobody ever expects their home to fall victim to the devastating experience of water damage. Whether it’s because we like to think that our homes are a safe-zone, or because we believe that our homes are well-built, it always comes a surprise when homeowners walk in to a small lake in their home. This unwelcoming site is made even worse if we come home from a vacation or a work trip to find that water has made its way throughout your home, permanently damaging the walls, ceilings, floors, electrical fixtures and numerous other areas of the home.

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66% Of Home Insurance Claims Are Due To Flooding!

It may seem like a high number, but it’s true. Two thirds of all home insurance claims are a direct result of water in the home. That’s more than theft, fire and all other claims combined!

90% Of Water Damage Insurance Claims Are Preventable

That’s right, only 10% of water damage claims are caused by factors out of our control, namely the weather. Faulty plumbing and appliance failure are the most common causes of water leaks, and they can be completely avoidable.

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What are some common causes of floods?

Homeowners should pay special attention to these components:

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Dishwasher fittings

Dishwashers go through quite a high volume of water throughout their lifetimes, and defective fittings can spell disaster. Whether you run your dishwasher at night when you’re sleeping, or right before you leave for work in the morning, a faulty fitting can very quickly lead to a huge mess.

Old washing machine hoses

These rubber hoses are carefully tucked away, out of site of the average homeowner. Many of us would never even think to inspect the hoses that so diligently carry gallons of water into our beloved washing machines. But unfortunately, these hoses are one of the most common to crack over time – especially because many plumbers will use the cheapest material for this area. Once your washing machine hose becomes brittle and fragile, it’s only a matter of time before they start letting water flow freely throughout your home.

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5 Ways To Stay Ahead Of Slow Drains

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1. Bio Smart 

Organic material builds up in drains over time. Pipe diameter gets smaller and smaller as it builds, drains become slow and smell musty.Enzymes, like the ones found in Bio Smart, feast on the organic material leaving only clean drains behind. Used, monthly there is no residue and they are non-toxic. Nothing to harm the pipes, children, pets or the environment.

2. Root X

Tree roots are chronic problem. Where there is one root there is food for more. Root X treatment with a drain-line auguring is a good answer. The roots are cut from the inside of the pipe by the auger and the Root X penetrates the root ends to discourage further growth.

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3 Signs of Sewer Breach

With warm weather on the way tree roots will be looking for nutrients in broken sewer lines. Learning these three signs can prevent costly and inconvenient sewer back up. If you know the signs of sewer breach you can save yourself time and money.

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Standing in the shower with the water collecting round your feet or a kitchen drain that takes a long time to drain can be a warning sign. Trying to remedy this situation with chemicals or a plunger on a regular basis could be the first sign of a breach.

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What Homeowners Need To Know About Water Damage

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Protecting your investment is important to every home owner. The risk of water damage in homes is very real. Water damage can ruin furniture, appliances, keepsakes artwork, basically anything in your home that isn’t water proof.

 

 

 

 

 

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