Performance Plumbing Blog

How to Prepare Your Plumbing System for Winter

October 15th, 2018

PlumberWinter is coming, and you need to be prepared for it. You’re probably already making sure that your heating system is up to the task of keeping you warm this coming season, and that’s good. What about your plumbing system, though? There are still plenty of ways that your plumbing system could break down over the next few months, which means you should take the time to make sure that it is properly prepared as well. The following are a couple of the best ways that you can ensure your plumbing system stays healthy and reliable throughout the cold season.

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Call for Repairs if You Notice These Plumbing Issues

October 1st, 2018

Pipe-RuptureIt can be difficult to tell when your plumbing system is in need of repairs. A lot of plumbing issues can develop right under your nose without showing any obvious symptoms, until they end up causing some very obvious damage that is too late to stop. That’s why we recommend so strongly that you have preventive inspection and maintenance appointments conducted on your plumbing system at least once a year. While maintenance is helpful, though, it isn’t a guarantee of your system’s health. There are still plenty of ways that problems can develop in the system between appointments. For that reason, you need to familiarize yourself with the signs and symptoms that indicate a need for plumbing repair services. The following are just a few of the ways that you can tell if your plumbing system needs professional repairs.

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3 Things You Should Never Do When Remodeling

September 17th, 2018

BathroomRemodeling is fraught with all kinds of pitfalls, even if you’ve done it before and have a good idea of how it works. Each room is different, and remodeling the bathroom in your current house might present an entirely different set of challenges than when you had it done at your last house. There are a lot of different things that you should do and be aware of when you embark on a remodeling project. There are also certain things that you should never do, if you want your project to go as smoothly as possible. Let’s go over three of the things in that latter category below.

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Which Water Heater is Right for You?

September 3rd, 2018

tankless-water-heaterThere are a lot of water heater types on the market today, which can be both a blessing and a curse. It’s great that you have so many different ways to possibly provide hot water to your home. Not every home is going to get the most out of every water heater type, though. There are definitely certain water heater types that are going to be more helpful to you than others. If you’re not sure what water heater type will fit your needs best, we recommend reaching out to a contractor you trust to go over your home in-person with you. After an evaluation, they’ll be able to offer some good advice on picking the best water heater type for your needs. In the meantime, though, you should take a look below for some initial tips.

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Some Tips On Making Your Bathroom Remodel Go Smoothly

August 20th, 2018

bathroomThe bathroom is one of the most commonly targeted areas when it comes to remodeling services, and no surprise. Considering how much time the average person spends there, and the role it plays in the daily routine, of course you’d want it to be as comfortable as possible! Before you go speeding off to pick out new fixtures and the like, though, we’d recommend taking a look at some of our tips on making sure that your remodeling project goes as smoothly as possible.

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Plumbing Problems and Their Symptoms

August 6th, 2018

frozen-pipe-rupturePlumbing issues come in many shapes and sizes. Some require immediate repairs, while some can at least wait for an appointment to be made. None of them should be ignored, though. Many plumbing issues can be difficult to detect outside of professional maintenance and repair appointments, which makes it all the more important that you call for repairs when you notice one. So, let’s take a look at some of the common symptoms that indicate your plumbing is dealing with some sort of issue. The faster you can detect issues with your plumbing, the faster you can have it repaired.

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What You Should Know Before Remodeling Your Kitchen

July 23rd, 2018

Kitchen-SinkThe kitchen is one of the most common areas that get remodeled in the home, and no wonder. It’s a very important part of the house! People spend a lot of time in their kitchens, using them for preparing meals, entertaining guests, etc. etc. Why wouldn’t you want your kitchen to be as efficient and inviting as possible? Before you start tearing everything out and replacing it, though, there are some things that you need to know.

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Common Water Heater Problems to Watch For

July 9th, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are fairly solid systems, but they’re not immune to issues. Sooner or later, they will develop problems even with careful maintenance. In cases like those, it’s best that you be able to identify them as quickly as possible. The faster you can pinpoint issues affecting your system, the faster you can have them repaired and the better off your water heater will be. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the more common water heater issues and their warning signs.

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Keep Your Home Safe from Water Damage with an Automatic Shutoff Valve

June 25th, 2018

Pipe-RupturePlumbing leaks are both a common issue, and a potentially serious one. It’s possible that a leak could just cause a bit of water damage in a localized area, or it could end up flooding an entire floor of your home. If you know where your manual shutoff valve is, you can mitigate a lot of water damage caused by a leak if you react quickly enough. That’s not always the best way to deal with it, though. Have a look below at some of the ways that an automatic shutoff valve can better protect your home.

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How to Tell if You Have a Leak in Your Plumbing

June 11th, 2018

flooded-roomPlumbing leaks have the potential to cause quite a bit of damage to your home, not least because they often go a while before being detected. Annual plumbing inspection and maintenance appointments are ideal for detecting plumbing leaks before they get out of hand. Even if you are careful about scheduling plumbing appointments every year, though, you still need to keep an eye out for signs that your system has leaks in it. The faster you can identify leaks in your plumbing system, the more damage you can prevent. Have a look at the following tips that will help you identify leaks in your plumbing system early.

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