Performance Plumbing Blog: Archive for December, 2019

“Is Our Backflow Prevention Device That Important?”

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

backflow-prevention-deviceIf you’re a commercial business owner or property manager in the greater St. Louis area, then yes, yes your backflow prevention device is really that important.

This device is one that protects the health and safety of residents throughout your community. Regulations do vary on backflow prevention depending on your area, but generally speaking most commercial properties should have a backflow prevention device on their property.

You likely do have one of these systems on your property already, but are you properly caring for it? Keeping the potable water supply safe by doing your part and schedule routing backflow testing is part of your responsibility as a commercial property owner or manager. Read on to learn more!

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How to Know If It’s Time to Call for Water Heater Repairs

Monday, December 9th, 2019

tech-serving-water-heaterThere are some appliances in your home you only use seasonally, like your air conditioner or heater. Because of their infrequent use, you probably pay a bit of attention to their care—scheduling maintenance and repairs when needed.

There are other systems, however, that become such an everyday part of life that we take them for granted—your water heater is at the top of this list.

It’s very important to pay attention to signs that your water heater is malfunctioning or aging to a point that replacement is near. Except for the case of an aging water heater that may be beyond help, the sooner you call for water heater repairs, the easier and less costly it will be to actually fix this appliance when it’s having problems. But, what should you watch for?

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