Help And Tips

Why Does My Water Heater’s Pilot Light Keep Going Out?

March 31st, 2014

Getting the cold shoulder from your shower? You’ve discovered it’s because your water heater’s pilot light has gone out...again. You keep lighting it, but it does not want to stay lit. So what’s the problem? There are two common sources.

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Why Do I Run Out of Hot Water So Fast in the Shower?

February 28th, 2014

Freezing … That’s how you’d describe the water in your shower after several minutes. There are reasons this is happening. Here are 4 common ones.

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Cold Water

Should I Repair or Replace My Old Water Heater?

January 24th, 2014

Got a busted water heater? It’s tough deciding whether to repair or to move on and replace it. But we’ll make the decision easy for you. Ask yourself these 3 questions and based on your answers, you’ll know exactly what to do.

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Old water heater

“Should I Flush My Water Heater?” [FAQ]

December 19th, 2013

Short answer: Yes. A deteriorated tank has a chance of leaking or bursting, causing costly water damage in your home. According to disastersafety.org, “Water heater failures cost an average of $4,444 per incident after the deductible was paid.”

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Water heater flushing

Can’t Get Your Tub or Shower Clean? Try These 4 Homemade Cleaners

November 22nd, 2013

Bathtubs and showers can turn into gross eyesores when not regularly cleaned. And it seems once they get bad, they’re almost impossible to get back to their original condition. You may have tried any number of store-bought cleaners already, but sometimes the best cleaners are things found in your home and pantry. We’ve scoured the internet and put together this list of the 4 homemade, earth-friendly cleaners we’ve seen recommended by homeowners over and over again.

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Quick Tips to Keep Your Pipes From Freezing

October 23rd, 2013

Living in the south, we don’t usually have to worry about frozen pipes. But when freezing temperatures come, you need to be ready. Well, unless you want your pipes to burst, leading to thousands of dollars in water damage. 

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Frozen home during winter

Why is My Toilet Constantly Running? [Basic Troubleshooting Guide]

October 17th, 2013

Your toilet is making that sound again. You know the one—that annoying noise where the toilet constantly runs. What causes this to happen? A running toilet is basically an internal water leak, so we need to examine the internal parts in the tank that are allowing this to happen. Don’t ignore this problem, because a running toilet could be wasting hundreds of gallons a day, running up your water bill.

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Toilet Tank Diagram

5 Serious Signs of a Hidden Leaking Pipe in Your Home

November 24th, 2009

Did you know that that the average family wastes 11,000 gallons of water a year through leaks alone? That’s the equivalent of 270+ loads of laundry. While some of leaks are minor and easily found (e.g.: leak in toilets, showerheads, faucets) others are hidden. These harmful hidden leaks are the most dangerous ones since they can cost you hundreds--even thousands--in damage to your home.

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Hidden plumbing leaks

Quick Tips for Finding a Good Plumber in the Atlanta Area

August 28th, 2013

Whether you’ve got a slowly leaking sink, or a serious pipe leak, you want a good plumber in the Atlanta area. So how do you find a quality plumber that will do the job right, while not taking you for a ride on price? Here are some quick tips you can follow:

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Need to find a plumber

3 of the Costliest DIY Plumbing Mistakes We See in Atlanta Homes

July 22nd, 2013

In the internet age where you can get a quick tutorial on just about anything online, it seems many homeowners are turning to DIY plumbing to save a few bucks. The problem is that much of the DIY plumbing we see in the Atlanta area is not up to code. This can result in violations and fees from the local building department as well as some pretty substantial and costly damage to your home.

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Couple repairing the sink DIY plumbing mistakes