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Pro Plumber Tip: Homebuyer Edition

Get ready to buy Being a homebuyer is exciting. Whether it’s your very first home, or time for a change, the process is a roller coaster ride. First, you have the task of getting your finances in order and selecting a mortgage company. Then, you need to select a trusted real estate agent. Once you […]




VIDEO: Hot Water Heater Maintenance Tips

How does a water heater work? Most homes use a conventional water heater, like the one shown in the video below. It can be powered by electricity, gas or oil. It keeps a supply of hot water in the tank for whenever you need it. Its operation is fairly simple. Cold water is automatically delivered […]




Ask a Plumber: Fix It or Replace It?

Gone are the days of the one-income family and a 35-cent gallon of milk. Today, families are budgeting more than ever and taking on more DIY projects. Your Lebanon CT plumber understands that times have changed. When you have an unexpected plumbing problem, it can be stressful. Here are some tips to help you decide when to […]




How to Pick the Right Hot Water Heater

A hot water heater isn’t something you think about often. In fact, most people are only aware of it when there’s a problem. If you’re not getting consistent hot water, you notice leaking around the heater, or the equipment is nearing 10 years old, it’s time to think about replacement. Types of hot water heaters […]




Spring Home Maintenance: Plumbing Edition

Think Spring….Maintenance! The calendar says it’s officially Spring. Whew, we didn’t think that winter was EVER going to end! Assuming we are in the clear for any more major snow falls, it’s time to think about and plan your springtime home maintenance. Outside faucets Watering your gardens, washing the car and bathing the dog are […]




2015 New Water Heater Regulations

The U.S. Department of Energy has put into effect new regulations that require all manufacturers of water heaters to meet a higher energy factor (EF) rating.  Based on the new requirements, there will be significant changes to water heaters manufactured after April 15, 2015.  This includes gas-fired, oil-fired, electric, tabletop, instantaneous gas-fired and instantaneous electric.  […]




Avoid Water Heater Leaks in Winter

We’ve blogged, tweeted and facebooked the proverbial horse when it comes to avoiding frozen pipes in the winter. Another piece of plumbing equipment you need to keep an eye during winter on is your water heater. Whether it’s a gas, oil or electric water heater, winter can do a number on it. Constant dips and […]




Signs You Need a Water Treatment System

What is “water treatment”? A water treatment system improves the condition of the water in your home, using salt or a filter.  If you have “hard” or “smelly” water, a treatment system will take care of that. It will improve the taste of your drinking water, protect your appliances, and can improve the condition of your […]




Leaky Water Heater: What to Expect

Leaky water heater causes A water heater isn’t made to last forever. Routine maintenance is the best way to prevent a leaky water heater. The typical lifespan of this equipment is 10-12 years. If the unit is inspected on at least every two years, you’re prolonging its lifespan. During a water heater inspection, the anode […]




Plumbing Tips for Homeowners

Let’s face it. No one likes huge, unexpected repair bills. And, as a homeowner, there always seems to be one lurking around the corner. While we are here to help in those situations, we also like to help you prevent them from happening in the first place! We have gathered up some DIY plumbing tips […]




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