How to Avoid the Pipes Gripes!

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Clogged drains, blocked toilets, dripping faucets and leaky pipes – if you’re a homeowner, you’ve probably dealt with one or more of these issues. It’s good to know how to handle the small stuff and spot a problem, so we’re going to share some helpful advice from our master plumbers at HEP. First of all, know how to handle the minor issues. If the toilet’s about to overflow, turn the water supply off and make sure you’ve got a plunger. …

Case Study: The Forlorn Water Heater

brad Plumbing, Water Heaters

It’s time for a case study! Today, we’re going to stress the importance of how a little maintenance can go a long way, and how failing to do so can have dangerous consequences… Let’s investigate the case of the forlorn water heater. Our technicians received a call about a water heater that had burst into flames. Now, this isn’t an everyday occurrence. Right away, our team of master plumbers were on the scene and ready to deduce what had happened.

Considering New Waterlines? Go Trenchless with PEX Pipes

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With temperatures gradually getting closer to freezing, your home’s waterlines could be at risk of bursting. Our first recommendation is always to leave your faucets dripping to allow water to escape before pressure builds up to the point where the pipes burst. For most houses, their waterlines are typically using copper pipes. Copper is, without a doubt, the best choice in terms of longevity. It’s been used in plumbing system for almost 100 years now. While copper pipes can be …

Tankless Water Heaters

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Tankless Water Heaters – What You Need to Know Water heaters break down into two main categories: the standard gas/electric style and the tankless style. Today, we’re going to focus on the tankless water heater and its advantages. A tankless water heater, also known as a demand-type or instantaneous water heater is an alternative to the traditional style of water heater that requires a tank that stores water when it’s not being used. No storage tank necessary! That way, there’s no …

Top 7 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

brad Electrical, Handyman, HVAC, Plumbing, Uncategorized

Top 7 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home Whether or not you’re planning on selling your house, renovations to your home are always a great idea. Not only will renovations help to drive up the value of your home but they will also make your home a more welcoming place for you at the end of a long day. Since we live in a fast moving world that’s full of surprises, when deciding which renovations to make to …