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Hard Water Is Bad News for a Water Heater

Monday, February 5th, 2018

water-heater-tankHard water is unfortunately a common issue in homes today, and it often occurs in cities. Minerals seep down through the ground and into the pipes carrying fresh water from the municipal treatment plants to residential and commercial buildings—this is why hard water can affect homes even with the best city treatment plants.

The good news is that hard water isn’t dangerous to drink. The concentration of minerals that cause hard water—mostly magnesium and calcium—are found in many foods people eat on a daily basis, and the levels in hard water are not harmful. The problems with hard water show up elsewhere: deposits on fixtures, filmy surfaces on glass, and the difficulty working up soap lather.

But the biggest danger hard water poses is to plumbing and appliances. The household appliance that’s in the greatest danger from hard water is the water heater.

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The Top Causes of Drain Clogs

Monday, January 8th, 2018

drain-metal-sinkIn our last post, we encouraged homeowners to start off the New Year with a great service to care for their plumbing: scheduling routine drain cleaning. There’s no better way to see a house enjoys a clog-free 2018 than to have professional plumbers use the best drain cleaning technology to scour away all the build-up inside the drains around the house.

Right now, we’d like to address the actual build-up, the problems down in drains that create clogs. Almost anything can stop up a drainpipe, like a child’s toy falling down a drain. (We recommend keeping covers over all drains to help prevent this.) But there are a few sources that account for the majority of drain clogs. Knowing what they are will make it easier for you to avoid future drain problems, as well as remind you why routine drain cleaning is such a helpful service.

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Some Facts about Hard Water and Limescale

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

showerhead-hot-waterYou may have heard about limescale and how it’s a problem for your home’s plumbing… but you weren’t quite sure what it is, or what you can do about it. In this post, we’re going to go into the details of limescale and how it creates trouble for your home’s plumbing. And of course, we’ve got a solution as well. That’s what our plumbers are here for!

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Hard Water: What It Is and How to Stop It

Monday, October 24th, 2016

You may have heard the term hard water used to refer to a condition of the water moving through a plumbing system. It’s a strange phrase at first… isn’t “hard water” ice? But hard water is a serious problem for residential plumbing systems, and unfortunately it’s a common trouble that occurs in many houses today. We’ll share some details about hard water, why it’s an issue for residential plumbing, and how to treat it.

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What Is Hard Water and Why Is It a Problem?

Monday, April 25th, 2016

The term hard water is one you may have heard tossed around in discussions of problems in homes, and yet not understood exactly what it meant. It is, admittedly, an odd term. (Isn’t hard water actually ice?) In this post, we’ll explain exactly what hard water means, why it’s an issue for a home, and what you can do about if your home has it.

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