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When It's Time To Replace Your Water Heater's Anode Rod

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Since water heaters mainly comprise copper, stainless steel, and steel components, they may corrode after sitting in water continuously. Luckily, manufacturers install an anode rod in your hot water tank to prevent corrosion. The anode rod acts as a sacrificial rod by attracting all corrosive elements in your tank so that the rod corrodes and your water heater does not.  However, your anode rod can deteriorate over time and lose its effectiveness. Read More»

Plumbing Improvement: Three Essential Tips for Planning for Residential Repiping

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If you are experiencing problems such as multiple leaks in your residential water supply system, consider the option of replacing the plumbing pipes. In general, plumbing pipes are durable and can withstand the pressure of constant use. However, these channels are not infallible. Over time, the pipes will deteriorate due to natural ageing and corrosion. Some accidental damage might also occur due to natural disasters or residential mishaps. If you have noticed signs of widespread pipe deterioration, use these basic tips to plan for your repiping project. Read More»

4 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Water Heater's Anode Rod

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Most tank water heaters have components made of stainless steel, steel and copper. When metals sit in water for a long period, they can experience galvanic corrosion. Therefore, to protect water heaters from corrosion, manufacturers place a sacrificial anode rod in the tank. The sacrificial metal oxidizes and corrodes more quickly than the water heater, thereby protecting the tank from damage.   Over time, the anode rod corrodes completely and cannot protect the tank from galvanic corrosion. Read More»

3 Common Causes of Rainwater Tank Pump Problems

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If you pump water into your home from a rainwater tank, then you rely on the pumping system to give you water when you need it. If your pump stops working normally, then it might need a repair. Or, you might need to replace it. Before you decide what to do, try to work out what has gone wrong. Why do these water tank pumps stop working? 1. Leaks If you feed your rainwater into your toilets or washing machine, then internal leaks in your general plumbing system can affect how well your water pump works. Read More»

Top Reasons Why Your Water Heater Might Need to Be Repaired

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It might not be too hard for you to figure out that there is something wrong with your water heater; your water heater might not be working at all, it might have noticeable leaking or it might be making a lot of noise. Even though you might know that there is something wrong with your water heater, you might not know what is wrong with it or what might have caused it to start malfunctioning in the first place. Read More»

Major Signs of the Urgent Need for Sprinkler System Repair

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While Australia’s tropical climate is the envy of many countries, this fine weather does pose a problem that some people do not take into consideration — a lack of rainfall. Over the years, Australia’s arid weather has steadily led to a scarcity of water and this has a range of ramifications. One consequence of this is the inability to grow a lush yard without the help of an artificial water supply. Read More»

How to Tell That You Have Blocked Drains in Your Home

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Repairing an overflowing sewer system may cost you an arm and a leg. It also disrupts your daily routines. Wastewater poses many health risks to you and your family. Most sewer issues result from neglected blocked drains. If you ignore a blockage, it will escalate over time into a regrettable situation. For that reason, you ought to act quickly when you see signs of a clogged drain.  If you are a do-it-yourself enthusiast, you can easily fall for the temptation of fixing the blockage yourself. Read More»