Performance Plumbing Blog: Archive for October, 2017

How to Tell If You Need a Water Treatment System

Monday, October 30th, 2017

waterHow clean the water in your plumbing system is depends on where you live, and the efficiency of your city’s water treatment plant. No matter how good your city’s municipal treatment systems are, though, they cannot be 100% effective. There will always be some level of contaminants that manage to escape the treatment process and make it into your home. Not to mention that if you get your water from somewhere other than the city in which you live, it may not be getting any treatment at all. It’s important that you take steps to protect your home from the dangerous contaminants that might infiltrate it through the water supply. The best way to do that is to install a water treatment system. Read on for some of the warning signs that you need to install a water treatment system in your home.

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

Monday, October 16th, 2017

frozen-pipe-ruptureA lot of people focus on getting their heating systems in shape when the temperature outside starts to drop. That’s a good idea, of course, but it’s not the only thing you should do to prepare your home for the cold season. Your plumbing system needs to be prepared, as well. Frozen pipes have the ability to wreak quite a bit of havoc on your system if you don’t prepare for them. Fortunately, you can take some measures to limit the chances of your pipes freezing as much as possible. Read on to find out how.

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What Kind of Water Heater Would Serve Me Best?

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

water-heater-installationWater heaters last a long time, 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 which water heater might serve your needs best below.

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