Are There Any Dangers to Using a Tankless Water Heater?

Monday, December 28th, 2015

We do a great deal of work with many types of water heaters, and the gas-powered tankless water heater is one that we often recommend to our customers. The technology of heating water for a home without a tank has existed for a long time, but it wasn’t until the last few decades that it became practical and effective. Now it the technology is so effective that tankless units have become the major residential water heating system in Europe and are growing in popularity in the U.S. all the time.

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What Exactly Makes a Hybrid Water Heater a “Hybrid”?

Monday, December 21st, 2015

There is often some confusion about water heater models and their names. For example, a hybrid water heater is often used to mean the same thing as a heat pump water heater. In other cases, a hybrid water heater refers to a type of tankless water heater that uses a back-up supply of hot water in a small tank.

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The Benefits of Hydro-Jetting for Your Drain Cleaning

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Drain cleaning is a job that you’ll need either to deal with an obstinate clog or as a routine maintenance service that will keep the drains in good shape, reducing those obstinate clogs to a minimum. But drain cleaning isn’t a job that you can take on as a DIY project. You can use a sink plunger or simple hand-crank drain auger (drain snake) to clear out easy clogs, but these tools won’t actually clean the drains. They leave behind the debris and build-up on the drain walls that led to the clogging in the first place. If you want clogging and slow drains beaten at the source, you need to call professionals to do the drain cleaning.

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Can’t I Just Clean My Drains on My Own with a Drain Snake?

Monday, December 7th, 2015

We’re glad you’re asking this question (one that plumbers often hear from customers) because it at least means that you aren’t considering using a chemical drain cleaner from a store to clear out a clog. Using a plunger or a hand-crank drain snake (a.k.a. drain auger) is always a much wiser idea, since you won’t risk doing damage to your drains from acidic chemicals, or damage to anyone in your household with toxic liquids and fumes.

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