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Washer Hoses: Everything You Need to Know

The washer hoses that supply your clothes washer with hot and cold water are out of view as they quietly perform their duty. In fact, as you start a new load of laundry, you likely don’t even think about how the hot and cold water enters your washer. But that all changes the minute one […]

How to Replace a Water Heater Element: A Step-by-Step Guide

Knowing how to replace a water heater element can save you money, it’s actually not as difficult as you may think. Electric water heaters use heating elements to heat water, but over time, elements wear out and need to be replaced. If you notice your water heater runs out of hot water, is slow to […]

How to Prevent A Frozen Tankless Water Heater

Cold weather can be a problem for tankless water heaters. They often require additional attention in order to prevent them from experiencing weather related problems such as freezing. This is a problem rarely seen in traditional tank-style water heaters but one you can avoid with regular water heater maintenance. Most manufacturers don’t cover damage caused by […]

How to Measure for a New Washer and Dryer that Fits Perfectly

Learning how to measure for a new washer and dryer can not only help you buy the right size appliances, but also assist in a smooth delivery. Also, by measuring before you begin shopping you’ll save time since you can focus only on units that meet your size requirements.  You might find that selecting the […]

Preventative Maintenance: Keeping Your Tankless Water Heater Humming

To keep your tankless water heater in good working order, performing preventative maintenance is a must. A tankless system can have a service life of 20+ years assuming it was properly cared for and installed.  The maintenance necessary for a tankless unit is entirely different to the maintenance tasks of a tank-style heater. And since […]

How to Flush a Tankless Water Heater

The single most important thing you can do to maintain the health of your tankless water heater is to flush it on a regular basis. Tankless units can have a service life of 20+ years if they are properly cared for, but allow lime scale to build-up within the internal parts of the system and […]

How to Hire a Plumber: Questions & Things You Should Know

When you notice you have water leaking and you need help solving the problem, do you know how to hire a plumber? Hiring contractors can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t need to be. If you know the questions to ask and the answers to look for, you can hire a plumber with confidence.When […]

How to Replace a Dip Tube: Step-by-Step Guide

During your regular water heater maintenance checks, you may have noticed that your hot water is now lukewarm, this could be a sign of a broken dip tube. This is the most common symptom, and depending on where the dip tube broke is often what determines the actual temperature. A dip tube is a long plastic […]

How to Install a Gas Water Heater: A Step-by-Step DIY Guide

It comes to a time when a water heater replacement is essential, but it need not be overly expensive. Gas water heater installation may seem intimidating, but it’s actually easier than you may think. If the job is bigger than you want to tackle, you can always hire a professional plumber. They’ll be happy to install […]

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