Performance Plumbing Blog

What Kind of Water Heater Would Serve Me Best?

August 15th, 2022

water-heater-installationWater heaters are known for being very durable, assuming they are properly taken care of. No water heater lasts indefinitely, though, which means that sooner or later you will need to install a new one.

If you currently find yourself looking for a new water heater, you have a number of different options to choose from. It’s important that you carefully weigh the pros and cons of each water heater type, as each one is suited to a different situation. Have a look at which water heater might serve your needs best below.

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Is Your Sewer Line Blocked?

August 1st, 2022

plumber-checking-web-cam-that-has-been-fed-down-pipeFacing a slow or clogged drain line in the home is something that no homeowner wants to deal with. Not only is it annoying, but it can bring simple tasks in your home to an indefinite standstill until it can be fixed. Fortunately, clearing out a clog is not a tough job for our team, and depending on how superficial of a clog it is, you may even be able to manage it on your own with a basic plunger or a hand-cranked drain snake.

We’ll mention here, that it’s never a good idea to use those store-bought drain cleaning chemicals–they can actually do more harm than good for your plumbing system.

What about when you can’t clear that drain clog on your own though? or something seems different about it? Clogged and slow drains, especially when it’s multiple drains in your home, may indicate something a bit more sinister. It could be that your home’s sewer line has a clog–which is more serious than just a simple drain clog, as it can cause backflow into your home of wastewater, and other problems.

So how do you spot the difference between a basic drain clog and a sewer line blockage or some other sewer line problem? Read on to find out!

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Is It Time to Replace Your Plumbing Stacks?

July 18th, 2022

Homes are complex, with many components, systems, and appliances required to make them run as efficiently and effectively as possible. Your home’s plumbing stack is one of these systems.

Ever heard of a “plumbing stack” before? It’s okay if not! This isn’t a well-known term for those not in the plumbing industry. However, it can be an important one to know, especially if your home is in need of plumbing stack replacement. Read on to learn more!

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Signs That You Need Professional Drain Cleaning in Your Home

July 4th, 2022

drain-with-waterChances are, you probably don’t think about the drains and the pipes that run through your home all that often. That’s okay, we wouldn’t really expect you to.

But it’s important to be aware that if your drains aren’t kept in good shape, it can cause a number of problems for you in the long run. It’s important to know when to call a professional for drain cleaning services, to keep your drains as healthy as possible.

And before you ask, no, that bottle of chemical drain cleaner you got at the store is not a good solution. While it can dissolve some types of clogs, it doesn’t leave your system entirely, and can cause further clogs. Plus, the chemicals used in these “solutions” are caustic and can actually cause corrosion.

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How to Plan the Perfect Bathroom Remodel

June 20th, 2022

bathroom-blueprintAll right, well maybe we can’t help you plan the perfect bathroom remodel, since everybody’s idea of “perfect” is different. What we can do, however, is help you plan a bathroom remodel that leaves you with efficient plumbing and functional space. And we think that is pretty perfect!

The first step in planning a great bathroom remodel, of course, is contacting a professional plumbing contractor, such as us! You can try to tackle a bathroom remodel all on your own, but this could lead to damage or even an ineffective installation due to improper measurements. Our qualified professionals are standing by and ready to help with every step.

Read on as we uncover some of the most important factors to consider with your bathroom remodel, which will help it be a little bit closer to that perfection you’re seeking.

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What Are the Best Ways to Use My Plumbing System?

June 6th, 2022

drain-with-water-going-downIt may seem like common sense how to use your plumbing. You turn a tap on when you need water, and turn it off when you want the water to stop. Right?

Well, yes, but there are actually some “dos” and “don’ts” of plumbing that can help reduce wear and tear on various plumbing components in your home, and help you avoid sudden plumbing repair needs. Of course, we are always here if you do need plumbing repair, so give us a call right away when you do!

In the meantime, read on to discover some of the best ways to use your plumbing system in order to avoid problems.

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What You Need to Know About Your Water Heater’s Anode Rod

May 23rd, 2022

water-heaterWe don’t typically get too technical in our blog posts. You don’t need to know all the ins and outs of your plumbing system, or all the lingo–that’s what we are here for! Still though, it is helpful to know some terms. If for any reason, to be aware of the importance of professional services, like water heater maintenance!

There is a very important component in your tank water heater that we check on during your maintenance appointment, and that’s the anode rod, which is sometimes referred to as the “sacrificial anode rod.” Read on to learn why it’s earned this nickname, and what you need to know about this component of your water heater.

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5 Reasons Your Toilet Might Keep Running

May 9th, 2022

open-toilet-with-low-flow-buttonOne of the most frustrating issues you can face in your home, particularly with your bathroom plumbing, is a toilet that doesn’t stop running, no matter how long you wait. Not only is this annoying to listen to, but it will cost you in wasted water, and therefore wasted money.

A running toilet also means you may not be able to flush your toilet. Of course, you’ll want to call for repairs if you discover this issue, but in the meantime read on to learn 5 reasons this might be happening.

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Why You Might Want to Do a Kitchen Remodel

April 25th, 2022

woman-and-girl-washing-hands-at-kitchen-sinkWe recently wrote about how to achieve a successful kitchen remodel, but what if you’re still deciding if you even want to remodel your kitchen? There are a lot of factors to consider, after all. Do you want everything in the same place as it was? Do you need new plumbing fixtures, or even repiping services? What sort of appliance upgrades should you make?

With so many choices to sift through, it can be overwhelming and could potentially discourage you from getting started. But if you have the right team on your side, a kitchen remodel certainly doesn’t have to be overwhelming. We’re here for you to answer any questions you might have, and to help you get started. Read on as we uncover a few reasons why you might want to go ahead and do a kitchen remodel.

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Hard Water: The Problem and the Solution

April 11th, 2022

hands-under-water-coming-from-faucetWhen you imagine all the things that might go wrong with a plumbing system, hard water is probably not one o your concerns, right? After all, things like a clogged toilet, a leaky faucet, or a burst pipe—those things are emergencies… “hard water” doesn’t even make a “top 10” list of worst plumbing problems to have.

But what many homeowners don’t realize is that hard water can be a bigger deal than they really give credit to. Below, we’ve dived into the problem of hard water, as well as what the solution is. Read on to learn more!

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