Identifying and Repairing Hidden Plumbing Leaks

May 17, 2024

Leaks are one of the most common and most serious plumbing problems. Even a small leak has the potential to cause severe water damage or also damage your home’s structure. As such, it’s important that you hire a plumber to perform a leak detection service any time you suspect your plumbing system is leaking. Here, we’ll explain what methods plumbers use for detecting different types of hidden leaks and also the signs that can tell you that your plumbing system is leaking. Professional Leak Detection Options If you suspect there is a leak in your

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How to Flush Your Tankless Water Heater

April 25, 2024

Tankless water heaters offer enhanced energy efficiency and unlimited hot water compared to conventional tank-based models. Regular flushing is a crucial part of proper maintenance that must not be overlooked. Over time, mineral buildup—notably calcium—can corrode the tank walls and significantly reduce its lifespan. Regularly flushing out stubborn deposits and other unwanted debris can effectively prevent this issue before it becomes problematic later on. What a Tankless Water Heater Flush Does for You The presence of mineral deposits and sediment is unavoidable in any water heater since most municipal water supplies have a hardness that causes

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Why You Should Schedule a Professional Drain Cleaning This Spring

April 18, 2024

Spring is finally here, and after semi-hibernating, homeowners are about to get more active again. Now is a good time to ensure your plumbing system can handle the everyday stress of daily living with a professional drain cleaning. After all, no matter how new your appliances and fixtures are, they’ll become useless with a serious drain clog. Plumbing professionals recommend an annual drain cleaning to remove buildup, purge pipes, and flush out any possible blockages. A drain cleaning will also expose hidden problems such as water leaks, loose connections, and other damage. The process is simple

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How to Replace a Leaky Faucet Washer

March 13, 2024

Leaky faucet washers are a common nuisance in households, leading to wasted water, increased bills, and potential water damage. Understanding what faucet washers are and how they function in various fixtures is crucial for protecting your home. What Are Faucet Washers? Fixtures that regulate water flow in a house, including faucets and valves, usually include faucet washers. They are essential components in maintaining a watertight seal and preventing leaks. Kitchen, Bathroom and Utility Sinks Faucet washers are crucial in kitchen, bathroom, and utility sink faucets. Positioned inside the valve assembly, these small

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Step-by-Step Guide to Safely Thaw Frozen Pipes

February 14, 2024

Winter temperatures in Las Vegas, NV are a surprising turn from the region’s hot, dry summer weather. Unfortunately, this means that if you aren’t prepared, you could deal with frozen and ruptured pipes throughout your home. The following are several, simple steps for keeping your water supply lines and wastewater pipes frost-free along with tips for safely defrosting them after they’ve already frozen. Insulate Your Exposed Pipes and Keep Your Home Warm Before winter arrives, it’s best to insulate all exposed pipes at the exterior of your home. When a cold snap comes rolling in, you’ll

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Water Pressure Regulators: How They Work and the Effect They Have on Plumbing Systems

January 18, 2024

Having sufficient water pressure in your home is essential. Low pressure can make it difficult to shower and will also reduce the effectiveness of your dishwasher and washing machine. That said, high water pressure can be just as big of an issue. In this article, we’ll show you how a water pressure regulator works to keep your water pressure consistent and also what steps you can take to overcome issues with high or low water pressure. The Role of the Water-Pressure Regulating Valve in Your Home’s Plumbing The water pressure in most municipal water systems

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The Benefits of Installing a Greywater System

January 14, 2024

Greywater systems reuse gently used water from your sinks, baths, dishwashers, and washing machines for non-potable purposes, such as plumbing and watering the lawn. In turn, this helps save you money and is better for the planet. In this short guide, we will go over the benefits of having a greywater system installed at your home. How Greywater Systems Work Before we get into some of the benefits of a greywater system, we will discuss how they work. There are three ways to set up a greywater system. The first is simply using a bucket to

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Understanding How Bleach Tablets Affect Toilets

December 4, 2023

Bleach is a chemical solution that is commonly used for cleansing and sanitizing in many Las Vegas, NV, homes. The main constituent of bleach is an inorganic compound known as sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl). This compound is famous for its disinfectant and whitening properties, and it is the primary ingredient in liquid bleach as well as solids like bleach powders or tablets. Given the nature and purpose of toilets, it is understandable that some homeowners may want to use bleach products to keep them clean. However, there is enough evidence that using items like bleach tablets may cause more harm than

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6 Common Causes of Cracked Pipes

November 10, 2023

No matter where you live, your home’s plumbing is important. The good news is that modern residential plumbing is both durable and reliable. However, it is not indestructible. There are a variety of situations and conditions that can pose a threat to the various pipes in your home. Left unchecked, those things can damage or even destroy your home’s plumbing. But you’re not powerless to stop it. Here are six reasons that your home’s pipes might crack and what to do about them. 1. Freezing By far, the most common reason for cracked pipes inside

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6 Ways to Prevent Water Heater Leaks and Ruptures

October 17, 2023

The water heater in your Las Vegas, NV home likely holds between 50 and 80 gallons of water at all times. If its tank ever ruptures or if slow, hidden leaks develop, you could wind up with thousands of dollars in flooring, drywall, baseboard, and other damages. The good news is that there are several easy ways to prevent both water heater leaks and full-on tank failure. 1. Have Your Tank Drained and Inspected Once Each Year Nothing is more effective for leak prevention than regular, professional maintenance. As with all of your other plumbing

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