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Blog Posts in August, 2016

  • Locating the Main Shutoff Valve

    Whether you’re a renter or a homeowner, there is one thing you should know and that is where your home’s main shutoff valve is located. In case there is a plumbing emergency , you’ll know where to go to turn off the main water supply to your home. Armed with this information, you can stop a perilous flood dead in its tracks, preventing further damage, and possibly saving thousands in costly damage ...
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  • How Do Solar Water Heaters Work?

    Now that fall is approaching, hot water will soon be on your priority list. Traditionally, homeowners would be able to choose between a gas and an electric water heater, but these days we have “solar” options as well. You’re familiar with solar panels that are placed on roof tops, but you may have not been aware that some of those solar panels that you see may be generating hot water for inside ...
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  • What Not to Put Down the Garbage Disposal

    Garbage disposal units are wonderful, they make washing dirty dishes and tidying up the kitchen convenient. Beyond that, they are good for the environment. You may not have realized it, but garbage disposals use very little water, and they reduce the food waste that travels to our nation’s landfills and produces methane gas. Once you grind up food in the disposal, the scraps move much easier down ...
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  • Plumbing Advice for Everyone

    If you were a renter in the past, you knew that if there was a plumbing problem or emergency , all you had to do was place a call to the landlord or property manager and it would all be taken care of. Once you become a homeowner, the climate changes a bit. Suddenly, you want to do everything you can to maintain your home’s indoor plumbing system so it will last as long as possible, and hopefully ...
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