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Water Heater Maintenance: The Most Common Problems

Posted by Agentis on Dec 13, 2017 1:01:05 PM

What are the most common problems for water heaters?

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Topics: Water Heater, Replace water heater, Maintenance

Water Heater Efficiency and Safety: a Few Quick Tips

Posted by Agentis on Dec 8, 2017 12:13:46 PM

What’s the right temperature?

For energy savings and ensuring the safety of small children, many consumer organizations recommend setting your water heater thermostat to 120 degrees.  However, it’s also important to know that water temperatures below 120°F can enable unhealthy bacteria to grow inside your water heater. So, consider both when determining an appropriate temperature for your home and family.

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

Plumbing Tips: How to Deal with Frozen Pipes

Posted by Agentis on Dec 6, 2017 12:46:10 PM

Picture this. It’s the middle of November on a Sunday morning and you’re deep in a Pennsylvania freeze. Go figure. 

You turn on the water, but nothing comes out. Frozen pipe. Maybe it’s your first home or you’re new to the area. Or maybe you’re in a new house and didn’t realize you had an exposed pipe. 

With some basic preparation, you can prevent this problem.

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Topics: Pipes, Frozen Pipes

Plumbing Maintenance: Detecting a Slow Drain Before It’s a Problem

Posted by Agentis on Nov 29, 2017 1:23:11 PM

Slow drains can feel like a problem that just never goes away. You think you’ve cleared it – and it’s back a week or two later, water pooling in the sink.

Although it may not seem like a big deal, it may be a sign of a bigger problem.

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Topics: Clogged, Bathroom Drain

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


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