Gary Rodriquez

  • Key Points of Changing from a Gas to Electric Water System

    For various reasons, you may find yourself facing a water system changeover. In many cases, this refers to the changeover from gas power to electric power for the residential water system. If this is the type of water system changeover you are facing, there are a few things you should know before the changeover begins. These key points can help you better prepare for the changeover and decide what options you may want to take as well:
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  • How to Make Sure the Electrical Components of Your Home Are Safe After Water Damage

    It can be horrifying when a flood strikes a community. Although this is also the time when the community comes together, demonstrating a spirit of togetherness in order to help everyone get their lives back on track. And then there are instances when a flood can be rather localised, as in you're the only one affected. It might be from a burst pipe, a leaking roof, or someone simply leaving a window open during a particularly heavy bout of rain, but there are times when the average home will be subjected to some degree of water damage.
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  • Considering Tempered Glass Shower Screens? Read This First

    Spontaneous can be an interesting word. Sometimes it can be a positive word, such as when you and some friends make spontaneous dinner plans. Other times it can be a rather chilling word, such as spontaneous combustion. Perhaps you've heard of incidents when glass shower screens seem to spontaneously shatter, sometimes when someone is actually in the shower. This can be a terrifying thought, but the incident is not in fact as spontaneous as it might appear.
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  • What to Do If Your Toilet Never Stops Flushing

    Isn't it always the case that problems come along when you not only least expect them, but when you haven't got time to deal with them either? If you're running behind and need to get to an appointment, an emerging issue with your plumbing is the last thing you want to deal with. However, you cannot simply leave it, as all kinds of mayhem could materialise when you're not there. While you look up the details for an emergency plumber, how can you try and isolate the problem?
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  • 2 Problems That Homeowners with Hot Water Storage Tanks Will Most Likely Face

    A water heater system comprises many different components that work together to ensure that people in residential buildings get hot water supply. One of the most critical components of a water heater system is the water storage tank. As its name implies, this tank is used to store hot water. Water storage tanks are usually large and can hold several litres of hot water. The external part of the tank is normally very well-insulated to keep the water hot between heating cycles.
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  • When to Call a Roof Plumber

    When you think of a plumber, you may think of your home's bathroom and kitchen pipes; however, a roof plumber is the professional who keeps your home's roof watertight. He or she can help prevent water leaks and other damage caused by gutters and downspouts and is also needed when there is work to be done on a rainwater tank. Note when it's good to call a roof plumber and what repairs you might be facing for your home and its exterior plumbing.
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  • Answering Some Commonly Asked Questions About Residential Plumbing

    As a homeowner, you should always ensure your home's plumbing system is in good repair and working properly to avoid water leaks or burst pipes and to ensure your family always has adequate hot water available. Note a few commonly asked questions about residential plumbing so you know how to maintain pipes properly and so you know when you need help from a local company that provides plumbing services. Why do sinks smell?
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  • Two ways to fix a blocked drain

    Blocked drains can be a huge inconvenience, making it next to impossible to perform basic tasks, such as washing the dishes or taking a shower. Here are two ways to deal with this issue: Use tools There are several tools which are can be effective in removing blockages from drains, including a plunger and a drain snake. The former is the least invasive option and as such, should be the first item that you use to try to unclog the drain.
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  • 5 Tell-Tale Signs of a Main Sewer Line Blockage

    Your home's main sewer line is the pipe that allows waste water and sewage to flow out of your home and into the sewer. A blockage in this pipe can lead to serious problems with the plumbing in your house, so it's important to identify it quickly. Blockages in the main sewer line are difficult to fix yourself, so you main need to call out a plumber to resolve the problem.
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