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Agentis Plumbing Blog

Signs It May Be Time to Replace Your Water Heater

Posted by Agentis on Aug 11, 2017 6:41:11 PM

A water heater is something most homeowners don’t think a lot about. It sits in the garage or basement and provides the hot water for the household.

But your water heater can cause major problems if not replaced at the end of its life span. 

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Topics: Water Heater, Replace water heater

Plumbing Tips: Installing a Low-Flow Shower Head to Save Water

Posted by Agentis on Jul 31, 2017 12:16:52 PM

If you’re looking for ways to save water, start with the showers.

Showers consume the most amount of water in a home – up to 25% of our total usage (and in third place after toilets and washing machines).

And, water is expensive. By installing a low-flow shower head, you can put yourself on the path to saving water – and a few dollars.

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Topics: Save Water, Shower Head

Plumbing Tips: How to Save Water This Summer

Posted by Agentis on Jul 24, 2017 12:04:26 PM

We all make an effort to save water. But it can be hard – especially in the summer. Here tips to help you save water this summer – and decrease you water bill.

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Topics: Water Leak, Water Bill, Save Water

Plumbing Maintenance: How to Clean and Repair Your Sink Stopper

Posted by Agentis on Jul 17, 2017 12:09:54 PM

It’s common for pop-up stopper on your sink to wear out or loosen over time. 

But once you understanding how it works, you can keep them in good condition and handle minor repairs or adjustments. 

Before you begin, you’ll want to create enough room to work by clearing out anything stored under the sink.

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Topics: Sink Stopper

Plumbing Tips: Should You Install a Tankless Water Heater?

Posted by Agentis on Jul 10, 2017 9:53:58 AM

For a long time, water heaters with tanks dominated the market, but tankless water heaters have emerged as a strong competitor. 

Before we dive in and compare the two systems, it’s important to understand how a tankless water heater works (also called a demand water heater).

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Topics: Water Heater, Tankless

Plumbing Tips: Is Your Shower Losing Water Pressure?

Posted by Agentis on Jul 5, 2017 7:53:50 PM

One of the most underrated pleasures in life is taking a hot shower with good water pressure. 

But, over time, the water may not feel like it’s coming out as strong as it once did. And it may happen slowly so that you don’t even realize it.

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Topics: Water Pressure

Maintenance and Prevention: Draining your Water Heater

Posted by Agentis on Jun 28, 2017 10:42:00 AM

Water heaters are one of the most important appliances in our home. Without them, we couldn’t take a hot shower or bath, clean dishes, or wash clothes.

That’s why it’s important to keep your unit up and running with regular maintenance checks for leaks and by draining the tank periodically. 

How does draining the water heater help maintain it?  Because tap water contains minerals that leave a sediment in the tank, causing it to clog or work harder to heat your water.

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Topics: Water Heater

How to Keep Your Toilets up and Running

Posted by Agentis on Jun 19, 2017 12:51:31 PM

Toilets are the last thing you want malfunctioning in your house. So maintaining them is important. Use these tips to keep the porcelain “thrones” in your house in tip-top shape.

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Topics: Toilet

Is It Time to Replace Your Garbage Disposal?

Posted by Agentis on Jun 13, 2017 3:50:41 PM

Like anything else in your house, garbage disposals wear out over time. But when is it necessary to replace it? That depends on how old it is and how it’s been treated over the years. 

If you routinely do some basic things like run cold water through it after you use it and keep large pieces of food or known “cloggers” like coffee grounds away from it, a disposal can last many years.

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Topics: Garbage Disposal

Getting a Checkup on Your Pipes Can Prevent Possible Disaster

Posted by Agentis on Jun 7, 2017 3:30:33 PM

 Everyone will go through at least one major plumbing disaster in their lifetime – whether it’s a broken water heater, a massive flood in the basement, or a burst pipe. But many of these disasters are preventable with some routine maintenance. 

But how do you conduct routine maintenance?

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Topics: Water Pipe, Pipes, Disaster

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