Performance Plumbing Blog

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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Bathroom Remodeling Options You Should Consider

May 28th, 2018

BathroomThe bathroom is one of the most heavily remodeled areas in the average home. Of course it is! It’s a vital part of your daily routine, you spend more time in there than you probably realize, and it’s often one of the first places that most guests to your home will see.

So, if you’re remodeling your bathroom this summer, make sure that you have it set up exactly the way you like it. Check out some of the bathroom remodeling options we’ve outlined below to help you get started on brainstorming options for your own bathroom.

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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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