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Hot Water On Demand is a Luxury Most of Us Don’t Want to Do Without

Your water heater is one piece of equipment that you seldom think about. As long as you have hot water for your shower and there are no leaks, there should be no reason to give the water heater a lot of thought. However, there will come a time when your water heater isn’t getting the…

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Should You Repair or Replace Your Water Heater?

Your water heater is one piece of equipment that you seldom think about. As long as you have hot water for your shower and there are no leaks, there should be no reason to give the water heater a lot of thought. However, there will come a time when your water heater isn’t getting the…

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Got Problems with Your Gray Poly Pipe?

Here’s what to do with polybutylene pipes in your home. Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you: a) know you have Poly B pipes in your property and b) know it’s an issue. If you’re not sure what they are or what the issue is with them, then keep reading because we’re going to…

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Checked Your Water Heater Lately?

(Cue dramatic sound effect) Hot water on demand is a luxury most of us don’t want to do without. When your water heater refuses to do its main job, give us a call. We will come by and give it a good talking to, and do our best to get it back to heating your…

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Is Your HVAC / Plumbing System Going to Make it Through the Summer?

What’s the health of your HVAC / plumbing system? Do you know? Thanks to a nationwide labor and equipment shortage, the prices for HVAC/plumbing parts and services have skyrocketed! If you’ve noticed your HVAC or plumbing system isn’t working like it used to, get it checked out ASAP to avoid it breaking down completely… or…

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How to Get Your Plumbing Ready For Summer

With the summer months finally starting to move in, the bitter chill of the winter is being left behind, and we’re getting enough sun at the weekends to roll out the BBQ! We’re all delighted to be out in the spring sun, but what does this mean for our pipes and outdoor plumbing after a…

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10 Most Common Summer Plumbing Problems (and How to Fix Them)

The summer is fast approaching, and we’ll soon (hopefully!) be having barbecues with our loved ones and enjoying the fresh air. There’s nothing better than relaxing in a lounge chair while the summer sun hangs in the sky.  Nothing could ruin a perfect summer’s day, right? Well, a bad plumbing problem could, and during the…

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How to Clean a Shower Drain & Remove Clogs

There’s nothing worse than getting ready to take an invigorating shower, only to be greeted with a stinky odor wafting up from your drain. What’s even worse is standing in the shower, watching the dirty water rise up and panicking when it doesn’t drain away quickly. A clogged shower drain is one of the worst…

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The Ultimate Plumbing Checklist for the Holidays

With the holidays only just around the corner, it’s about time we all started checking up on our plumbing works. It’s important to keep an eye on your plumbing all year, but when the holidays are approaching and the frosty weather is beginning to creep in, it’s more important than ever. You don’t want a…

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What Temperature Should a Hot Water Heater Be Set At?

How hot should hot water be? There isn’t really a universal temperature for ‘hot water’ so how do you know what temperature is appropriate for your hot water heater? There’s a suggested temperature for hot water heaters, but a lot of other factors can influence what temperature is appropriate for your heater. Depending on your…