Professional Plumbing Tips

6 Ways to Build Energy Efficient Plumbing into Your Home

energy efficient dishwasher installed in remodeled kitchen

Are you planning to remodel a bathroom or the kitchen of your home? Maybe you're looking forward to brand new construction. In either case, now is the perfect time to consider investing in energy efficient plumbing fixtures and appliances. Modern, efficient plumbing can save you money on both your water and energy bills.

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Tips for Tightening Pipe Fittings

different types of plumbing pipe fittings

Pipe fittings may seem like a very insignificant part of the plumbing system, but they play a rather huge role. Fittings are used to join pipes together to regulate or measure water flow. Finding the right fitting is important, but it is equally important that you install them properly. Fittings that are improperly installed can lead to costly repairs.

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4 Common Septic Tank Problems

septic tank in yard under inspection

A septic system that's properly installed and maintained correctly should last for years, even decades. However, like any system in your home, your septic tank will occasionally need inspections and possibly repairs. Keeping up with regular inspections and maintenance can help prevent common septic tank problems from becoming costly.

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Signs it’s Time to Replace Your Toilet Flapper

new flush valve seal

Attached to the handle by a chain, the toilet flapper is the rubber piece that lifts when the toilet is flushed, allowing water to flow into the bowl. If you hear the water continuously running in your toilet tank or if it seems to take too long to fill, most likely you need the flapper, or the flush valve seal replaced. If the toilet occasionally flushes on its own, that too, can be a result of a worn-out flapper.

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Water Heater First Hour Rating: What You Need to Know

small electric water heater

When it comes to hot water heaters, ensuring you've selected the right size and type for your family is important, and part of that process is understanding First Hour Rating.

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