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Drain Cleaning in Your Home










Drain cleaning is a popular service that we offer. Make sure to contact us if you are experiencing any issues with the pipes or plumbing in your home. We have the plumbing tools and drain cleaning equipment. This includes snakes. This is a coil of wire that threads down pipes to break up the blockage or clear any clogged drain more easily.

Of course, a clogged drain can be prevented if steps are taken to maintain pipe systems. Using a drain cleaning product from time to time when no backup is present can slow down the buildup of debris. Putting steel mesh covers over the drain hole will catch solid matter before it gets into the pipes and causes a backup. Also, as part of weekly household maintenance, cleaning kitchen and bathroom drains with baking soda will make future unclogging easier. Common items around the home like hair care products, chemical cleaners, soap products, roots from landscaping and trees, and even grease will clog a drain overtime. This can pose a health risk at both home and work, and can significantly slow production at a commercial establishment.

When you notice a clog, make sure to contact us. We will come to you home to clean your drain on a regular basis, they prevent major clogs from occurring. This helps you to you save money as well as your personal time. We can also inspect the pipes and plumbing to ensure that they are in good condition and efficient for your home.

Repairing the Water Heater in your Home





Keeping the plumbing in your home in ideal condition is important. As time goes on, it is normal for your water heater to stop working. This will require water heater repair work when it happens. For effective water heater repair, there are a few important things that you need to consider. The first consideration is the age and the condition of the water heater. Second is your budget. When you get cold water coming from the shower for long periods of time, and it seems like it takes forever to get hot water, this is the time when you should make a decision of whether to have the heater repaired or have it replaced. If you wait too long, the decision will be made for you, and you will simply have to have the water heater completely replaced. If questionable issues with your water heater are addressed early, repairing your water heater is often an option. If the water heater has been used for more than ten years then most likely, your water heater will need to be replaced. The newer water heater models are more efficient and can help save a considerable amount of money on your electric bill. If your heater is just a few years old then having it repaired is good option.

How a water heater works is quite simple. Cold water enters the water heater tank and the water heating process is controlled by an element or gas burner. For the temperature setting, you set the thermostat. When the water heats the temperature rises inside the tank. When you open the valve to the water heater tank initially, the cold water inside the pipe exits, followed by the hot water. A huge safety feature of any water heater is a circuit breaker that should be set to trip as soon as there is an overload or short circuiting, or thermostat break. As soon as your water heater stops working, the first thing you can do is check the circuit breaker. Often, a water heater fix is simply turning the switch back on. If it is not as simple as turning a circuit breaker on then you want to check the plug and the supply. More often than not, it is most wise to have a new water heater installed. Often, the water heater develops leaks and cause it to malfunction. If there is leakage in the tank, or it has busted, get your water heater replaced and have a new one professionally installed. Make sure to contact us so we can install a water heater in your home.


Choosing a Water Heater


When you own a home, you will want it to be in the best condition it can possibly be. Several factors can determine which type of water heater is best for your home. You can have high capacity traditional tank units or tankless models that can deliver a near endless supply of hot water and save on energy. There are several different types of water heaters that you can choose from. Make sure to contact us and we can advise you on the options you have for a water heater.

You can consider using several options when getting a water heater. The fuel, water storage, and function are all things to consider when purchasing a water heater. Most water heaters are fueled by gas or electricity. There are several benefits for each option. No matter what you are looking for, be sure to contact us and we can recommend the right water heater for your home.

Conventional tank water heaters store water in an insulated tank until it is needed. Tankless units do not store water but heat it by running it through coils. Each offer their own unique advantages, and you can compare features and benefits. Conventional tank water heaters are whole house systems that send hot water from the tank through the house to the point where you want hot water. Tankless water heaters are typically whole house systems as well, heating water as needed. Whole house systems can provide hot water to more than one fixture at a time. Depending on the size of your home and the number of fixtures, you may need to consider adding additional hot water heating capacity. Point of use systems are individual units that install directly under the sink or in a closet. These systems deliver instant hot water to a specific location. When you have determined the fuel, tank type and whether you want a whole house or point of use system, you will also want to consider capacity, fuel efficiency, and size options. It is important to select a hot water heater that provides enough hot water for your home. An undersized water heater will work harder and have a shorter lifespan.

No matter what water heater you decide, make sure to contact us so we can advise you on the options. This way you can have the most reliable one that you need for your home and family. We can also inspect and maintain the water heater, so it can last as long as possible.

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