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Tips to Keep Pipes from Freezing and Busting in Your Home This Winter

Tips to Keep Pipes from Freezing and Busting in Your Home This Winter

As the outdoor temperatures plummet, the risk of the pipes freezing and bursting in your home drastically increases. According to studies, frozen and burst pipes are one of the most common and costly forms of property damage that occur during the winter months. Those...

Why is my Furnace Making Weird Noises?

Why is my Furnace Making Weird Noises?

Now that the temperatures have dropped, it is quite likely that you are using that furnace in your home a bit more than you have for most of the year. Yes, a little noise here and there is common and most of the time, nothing to be concerned over; however, if you are...

What is a Pressure-Assist Toilet?

What is a Pressure-Assist Toilet?

Generally speaking, residential toilets are models whose functionality depends upon gravity flow. These units have the potential of using up to 5 gallons of water each time they are flushed. Not only are these old-fashioned, but they are also highly inefficient –...

What Causes the Pilot Light on a Water Heater to Go Out?

What Causes the Pilot Light on a Water Heater to Go Out?

If you are reading this, it is quite likely that you have experienced the inconvenient and frustrating issue of finding that your hot water is cold. If you have a gas water heater, chances are, the issue is a case of your pilot light going out. The good news is, that...

Why Does the Water in My House Stink?

Why Does the Water in My House Stink?

If you are reading this, it is quite likely that you are experiencing the unfortunate event of smelly water emerging from the various faucets throughout your home. At first, you probably did not realize exactly where the smell was coming from. You likely searched high...

How Do I Fix a Clogged Downspout?

How Do I Fix a Clogged Downspout?

Few people realize it, but rain has the potential to be highly destructive – especially to our homes. Gutter systems are critical in ensuring that the water from the rain is moved from off the roof and away from the home and relocated out so that the structural...

Why is the Water Level in My Toilet Low?

Why is the Water Level in My Toilet Low?

If you are reading this, chances are, you have just flushed your toilet and have found that it stopped short of completely filling up the bowl. Seeing that low water level in the toilet can result in a massive amount of stress and concern. This is especially true if...

What is Drain Line Scale?

What is Drain Line Scale?

Drain line scale is a common plumbing issue that stems from water with exceptionally high levels of minerals. Examples of these minerals include magnesium and calcium carbonate. As these minerals move through the pipes of the plumbing systems, they start to build up...

How Do I Determine the Size of Furnace I Need for My Home?

How Do I Determine the Size of Furnace I Need for My Home?

As you embark on the journey of purchasing a new furnace for your home, you will quickly find that it is a challenging endeavor. Not only do you have the option of purchasing various brands, numerous makes, an assortment of models, types, efficiency ratings, and...