Performance Plumbing Blog

Why a Water Softener Might be a Good Idea

May 14th, 2018

water-softenerThere are a lot of different contaminants that can decrease water quality, some of which are more harmful than others. Hard water is a very common contaminant found in areas throughout the country. Though it is not physically harmful, it can wreak havoc on the pipes in the plumbing system. If you think you may have hard water present in your home, have a look below to find out why installing a water softener might be a good idea.

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Why Your Water Heater Isn’t Providing Enough Hot Water

April 30th, 2018

water-heater-repairThere are a few different possible symptoms that your water heater is struggling in some way. One of the more obvious ones, of course, is if the system isn’t actually providing any hot water. If your water heater isn’t providing the level of hot water that it should be, there might be a couple of different reasons why. Have a look below for a list of issues that can cause this, and what can be done about them.

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Keep Your Plumbing System Healthy with These Expert Tips

April 16th, 2018

Pipe-RuptureIt can be very difficult to keep your plumbing system healthy throughout the years, with much of the system being hidden from sight and all. Sitting around and waiting for problems to present themselves is not really the best tactic to use if you want to keep your system in good shape, though. Plumbing issues are subtle, and tend not to give off symptoms until they are quite far along. If you want to keep your plumbing system as healthy as possible, there are a couple of different steps you can take. Read on for more on these steps, and the advantages they can provide.

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It Might Be Time for a New Water Heater if Yours Fits This List

April 2nd, 2018

water-heater-installationWater heaters can last a long time, especially if they’re well-looked after. Unfortunately, no amount of care and maintenance can make them last forever, though. At some point, your water heater is going to reach a point where you’re going to need to replace it with a new one. When that happens, it’s a good idea to be able to recognize the symptoms that indicate your water heater is getting towards the end of its life. The faster you can tell that your system is failing, the faster you can get it replaced before it completely fails. If your water heater is displaying the following signs, it’s very likely time to install a new one.

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Why It Might be a Good Idea for You to Install an Automatic Shutoff Valve

March 19th, 2018

frozen-pipe-ruptureHave you ever had a plumbing emergency in your home? We mean one where water was pouring all over the floor and you had to run around keeping everything as dry as possible while phoning a plumber? If you have, then you’re going to appreciate what we have to say in this post. If you haven’t, then you should know that it will probably happen at some point so you should pay attention anyway. Let’s take a look at why it’s a good idea to install an automatic shutoff valve in your home.

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The Pros and Cons of Different Drain Cleaning Techniques

March 5th, 2018

old-pipesEveryone has to deal with clogged drains every once in a while, and there’s no denying they’re obnoxious. While they’re not the most difficult issue to deal with, though, there are still right and wrong ways to go about it. This week, we’re going to go over a couple of professional drain cleaning techniques that are used for drain cleaning and one common technique that should never be used.

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What You Need to Know About Your Water Line

February 19th, 2018

water-lineOf all the various parts of a home’s plumbing system that are important, the most important is the water line. This is the pipe through which all water flows before it reaches your home, which means that if there’s a problem with it, it can affect your entire plumbing system. It’s in your best interest to make sure that you keep your water line in the best possible condition. So how do you do that? Well, you can start by following the tips we’ve outlined below.

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Keep Your Water Heater in Good Shape With These Tips

February 5th, 2018

water-heater-repairWater heaters are built to last, but they’re not invincible. If you don’t take proper care of your water heater, you may find yourself having to replace the system years sooner than you thought. Fortunately for you, we’re here to supply you with the best tips around for keeping your water heater in top operating condition. Read on to find out how to keep your water heater in good shape.

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Make Sure You Call for Plumbing Repairs if You Notice These Symptoms

January 22nd, 2018

PlumberThere are a lot of different plumbing issues that you may find yourself dealing with over the years. Some of them are big, attention grabbing, and damaging. Others are more subtle, and may go months or years without being noticed. Regardless, though, if you want to protect your plumbing system it’s recommended that you be able to catch plumbing problems as early as possible.

Now, ideally you should be scheduling plumbing maintenance to make sure that your system is kept in proper shape. This will also allow your plumber to find and fix problems you didn’t even know you had. However, you should also be familiar with some warning signs that indicate a need for repairs.

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Do I Need to Schedule Drain Cleaning Services?

January 8th, 2018

drain-cleaningWhen most people experience a clog with the drains in their home, the first thing they do is resort to store bought drain cleaner. If you want your drains to stay in good condition for as long as possible, you will not do this. Store bought drain cleaners operate by using extremely caustic materials to melt whatever is causing the clog. They’ll clean out your drains, sure, but using them over a long period of time will also damage the drain pipes.

The best thing to do when you encounter a drain clog is to have a professional plumber take care of it for you. Professionals use non-corrosive means to clean drains, solving the problem for you without creating new issues down the road. If you aren’t sure whether or not you even need drain cleaning services, check out our list below.

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