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Wet Basements and Home Plumbing

Even if your home was somehow completely protected from all groundwater flooding, your basement will still eventually flood. The reason is this: your home is filled with pressurized water. It resides in your plumbing pipes, sinks, toilets, tubs, showers, washing machine hoses, water heaters, and in many other locations throughout ... [read more]

Advantages of Tankless Water HeatersAdvantages of Tankless Water Heaters

Did you know that water heating encompasses nearly one-fourth of the typical U.S. home’s energy bill? Twenty-five percent may sound like a lot to pay for hot showers and washing clothes and dishes, but it’s true. And that’s why so many homeowners are looking for a way to cut back ... [read more]

Propane Water Heaters

While they are somewhat uncommon, propane water heaters are one of the more environmentally-friendly methods of water heating. If you live in a state with increased electric rates (as most of us do), installing a propane water heater as opposed to an electric water heater will not only benefit the ... [read more]

Gas Water HeatersGas Water Heaters

Consumers throughout the U.S. – particularly those living in areas with inexpensive natural gas rates – rely gas water heaters to provide hot water to their homes and businesses. Gas water heaters are available in three main forms: conventional “tank” gas water heaters, tankless “demand” gas water heaters, and indirect ... [read more]

Electric Water Heaters

Consumers have many options when it comes to water heater replacement. Traditional (“tank”) water heaters hold up to 80 gallons of hot water in a large storage tank. When hot water is being used, cold water enters the bottom of the tank and is then heated to a preset temperature. ... [read more]

Tankless Water Heaters

While traditional "storage" water heaters are the most-used type of water heating system in homes and businesses throughout the nation, tankless water heaters are becoming more and more popular among consumers. Why? Because tankless, or "instant," hot water heaters help homeowners save energy and money.   An Instant Water Heater Produces Hot ... [read more]

How to Fix a Leaking FaucetHow to Fix a Leaking Faucet

If you need to fix a leaking faucet, try disassembling the handle and spout and replacing the cartridge inside the faucet body. View a demonstration in this free video on simple home solutions.Expert: eHow Simple Home SolutionsBio: eHow Simple Home SolutionsFilmmaker: Carrie LeighSeries Description: From measuring the rooms in your ... [watch video]

Tankless Water HeatersTankless Water Heaters

Tom & Larry's Excellent Home Energy Savings Show talks about Tankless Water Heaters and how they save you a TON of money and energy, and supply a better source for your homes hot water demands! Why waste money & energy heating hot water when you don't need it? Find out ... [watch video]

Hiring a Good PlumberHiring a Good Plumber

Hiring a good  plumber is one of those things you don’t think about until your sink leaks, your basement floods or your toilet over flows or won’t flush, and you need help fast. Searching the phonebook really isn’t the answer to solving all your problems or the right way to ... [read more]

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