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Bathroom Drain Maintenance: Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late!

Posted by Agentis on Nov 15, 2017 4:03:23 PM

Bathroom sink drains can creep up on you. One day they’re working fine, then the drain begins to slow

How do you prevent your bathroom drain from slowing?

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Topics: Clogged, Bathroom Drain

Water Heater Maintenance: Do-It-Yourself or Call a Professional?

Posted by Agentis on Nov 10, 2017 10:57:05 AM

When it comes to your water heater, how do you know if it’s better to do-it-yourself or call a local plumber?

Here are a few guidelines to help you decide.

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Topics: Water Heater, Repair

Water Heater: Time to Repair or Replace?

Posted by Agentis on Nov 8, 2017 11:38:29 AM

Strange noises coming from your water heater? Temperature of your hot water fluctuating day to day? Noticing leaks coming from your water heater?

These are all common problems that occur with water heaters. But how do you determine whether it’s time to repair or replace it?

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Topics: Water Heater, Repair

Why Does my Water Take so Long to Heat Up?

Posted by Agentis on Nov 3, 2017 3:14:15 PM

Have you ever turned on the hot water for a shower, only to be in for a surprise when it comes out ice cold?

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Topics: Water Heater, Cold water

A Little Water Heater History

Posted by Agentis on Oct 27, 2017 2:39:41 PM

Now a staple of our homes, the automatic water heater began as a vision. 

While Norwegian Edwin Ruud is credited with creating the first automatic storage water heater back in 1889, others had begun the exploration before him.

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Topics: Water Heater

Water Heater Maintenance: What Is an Anode Rod and Is It Time to Replace It?

Posted by Agentis on Oct 25, 2017 5:49:55 PM

You may not know it, but water heaters are built with safety in mind. One of the best examples of this in action is an anode rod. 

But what is an anode rod?

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Topics: Water Heater, Maintenance

Water Heater Safety: Is Your Water Heater up to Code?

Posted by Agentis on Oct 20, 2017 2:10:38 PM

Plumbing codes are in place to protect homeowners from dangerous situations such as fire, explosions, and leaks. 

If you’ve recently purchased a new home or are considering buying a new water heater, here are a few guidelines that you need to be aware of to ensure your water heater is safe to operate.

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Topics: Water Heater

Water Heater Temperature: How to Measure and Where to Set It?

Posted by Agentis on Oct 18, 2017 3:48:02 PM

It’s easy to check the temperature of your hot water. Follow these 4 steps. 

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Topics: Water Heater, Temperature

A New Water Heater Can Actually Save You Money

Posted by Agentis on Oct 13, 2017 10:00:45 AM

It may seem counterintuitive, but buying a new water heater can save you money. 

Here’s how:

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Topics: Water Heater, Replace water heater

Can a Water Heater Explode?

Posted by Agentis on Oct 11, 2017 12:28:58 PM

Although water heaters are equipped with several safety features, they can stop functioning properly and, in some cases,  explode if not maintained or checked. 

While routine checks and maintenance will prevent this, here are three things that can cause a water heater to explode:

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Topics: Water Heater, Replace water heater, Water Heater Safety

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