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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 […]

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 water enters your washer. But that all changes the minute one of these hoses breaks. […]

Hard Water: How to Protect Your Tankless Water Heater from LimeScale

Hard water can play havoc with a tankless water heater and being aware of your risk can not only save you money but also a major headache. Different geographical areas experience different levels of water hardness, which is determined by the amount of dissolved minerals within the water supply. Water that is relatively pure and […]

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. But gas and electric units have very different designs and therefore require different maintenance tasks. There is, however, some overlap. Water quality plays […]

How to Flush a Tankless Water Heater and Improve the Efficiency

The single most important thing you can do to keep your tankless water heater healthy 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 you’ll have […]

Cold Weather Threats and How to Protect Your 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. Most manufacturers don’t cover damage caused by freezing under their warranties, so it’s important to give your tankless a little extra care during cold weather. You should […]

How to Hire a Plumber: Questions to Ask & 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 water is […]

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

If your water heater has a broken dip tube the most common symptom is luke warm water when you’re expecting hot. But depending upon where the dip tube breaks, you may simply find that your water isn’t as warm as it used to be. A dip tube is a long plastic tube that runs within […]

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

Gas water heater installation may seem intimidating, but it’s actually easier than you may think, although, if the job is bigger than you want to tackle you can always hire a professional plumber. They’ll be happy to install your gas water heater and dispose of your old unit as well. But if you’re up for […]

How to Install an Electric Water Heater: Step-by-Step Directions with Video

Electric water heater installation is a great do-it-yourself task. It really isn’t as hard as you may think. If you’re not afraid of doing some basic electrical work and plumbing, you can save yourself some money. The average service life of a water heater is between 8 to 12 years. If your heater is reaching […]

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