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Recent Posts in Water Heaters Category

  • Avoiding Grease Clogs

    You can probably remember being told not to pour grease down the kitchen sink drain when you were a kid; most people have such memories. However, those childhood warnings haven’t stopped adults and children alike from pouring cooking grease down the kitchen sink. At Excalibur Plumbing, we get calls every week from people who have a clogged kitchen sink due to cooking grease that has accumulated ...
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  • Should You Consider a Tankless Water Heater?

    You’ve heard about tankless hot water heaters and how they supply an endless flow of hot water. You never have to worry about the water turning cold after a teenager drains the tank; you don’t have to worry about coordinating showers when out-of-town guests visit your house, and you no longer have to “time” the dishwasher around everybody’s showers. With a tankless water heater, you get more ...
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  • Spring Cleaning Your Plumbing!

    The spring has finally arrived. For many of the locals living in Cedar Park and Leander, spring is their favorite season because it’s not too hot or too cold. With the April showers and spring flowers, we are not only enjoying the warmer weather, but we’re giving our homes some much-needed TLC. Now that spring is in the air, it’s time for the annual spring cleaning. Often, this means getting the ...
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  • Why Do Water Heaters Leak?

    Have you noticed that your water heater is leaking? At first, you may not think it’s a big deal, but if left ignored, it can escalate into a major problem. Even a minor leak can damage the walls, floors, and subfloors. While a small leak may go virtually unnoticed, don’t forget that it can be a sign of a much bigger problem. In the worst-case scenario, your water heater could completely fail on ...
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  • Should I Check the Plumbing Before Buying a Home?

    If you are buying your first home, or upgrading to your second home, there’s a good chance that this is going to be the biggest investment of your life. Whether you’re dropping $100K or $300K on a home, you don’t want that dream home to turn into a “money pit.” When you fall in love with a home, you may automatically notice the fresh paint and new carpets, the granite kitchen counters, or the new ...
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  • Energy-Efficiency: Water Heating

    Are you building a new home? Are you remodeling an existing property? Or, are you on the market for a new water heater? No matter which of these circumstances applies to you, it’s very important to take “energy-efficiency” into account when you’re investing in your old or new home. Since it’s currently the winter (or another season depending on when you’re reading this), our customers are thinking ...
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  • Should I Turn Up My Water Heater in the Winter?

    Now that it’s getting colder and winter is approaching, you may have noticed that something’s up with the temperature of your water. Perhaps you have to wait 2 to 4 minutes for the shower water to get warm, and even then it doesn’t seem to get hot enough. Or, perhaps this hasn’t happened yet, but you know that around Thanksgiving, you’ll begin having difficulty getting hot water out of your ...
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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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  • Why Isn't My Water Getting Hot?

    Whether it’s in the middle of the summer or the winter, there is nothing like having HOT water. While we may not need or want to take the warmest showers or baths in July, we still need hot water to do our dishes and wash towels, whites and sheets year-round. Like most appliances, water heaters don’t last forever and sometimes they fail. One of the most common complaints in regards to water ...
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  • Is Your Plumbing Ready for the Holidays?

    With the arrival of December, we’re reminded that 2015 is coming to a close and the holidays have officially arrived. What does the holiday season mean to you and your family? Does it mean the kids are home for winter break? Or, will your college-aged son or daughter be coming home for the holidays? If you have the whole family over for Christmas, whether it be a day or a week, you want to make ...
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  • When Should I Replace My Water Heater?

    As the temperatures drop and as the winter approaches, homeowners start to think about winter-proofing their home. When it comes to winterizing the plumbing, one of the first things that we think about is our hot water heater. Hot water is nice; while earlier generations considered it a luxury, during the fall and winter it’s viewed as a necessity nowadays. We need hot water for showers, bathing ...
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