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Tankless Water Heating: What Are the Pros and Cons of This On-Demand Option?

Storage tank water heating is still the most common form of water heating for homes in the U.S., but it’s not always the most efficient option. With a single tank water heater, a great deal of water has to be kept at a high temperature at all times, and when a faucet or appliance calls for hot water, it first has to exhaust all the cool water already in the pipes between the tank and that faucet. Fortunately, tank water heating isn’t the only water heating option. In many situations, tankless water heating can be more efficient.

Plumbing Myths Cincinnati Homeowners Shouldn’t Fall For

plumbing mythsPlumbing myths are the stuff of good story-telling but they can cost you money, too, if you believe them. Every technology has its fables and folk tales—like the old wives’ tale that dirty cars get better gas mileage than clean cars. The truth is, there’s not much about household plumbing that isn’t scientifically established by now and, while plumbing techniques and materials are constantly evolving, the basic principles are well-established. Take any tall tales you may hear with a grain of salt, but particularly watch out for these plumbing myths. (more…)

Tree Roots Can Wreak Havoc on Pipes — How to Best Prevent Pipe Damage

Tree roots craving water will naturally grow toward any leaks in your water and sewer pipes. Once they find a leak, they’ll invade your pipes, causing water flow blockage, pipe damage, unhealthy conditions and costly repair bills. To prevent pipe damage from tree roots and avoid high repair bills, follow these tips when planting trees and maintaining your pipes. pipe damage (more…)

Thorough Plumbing Preventive Maintenance Can Give You Peace of Mind

Leaks, clogs and broken plumbing equipment are risks for every homeowner. With the Cincinnati area’s cold winters, frozen pipes are yet another concern for us. These problems are preventable, though. Plumbing preventive maintenance lets you avoid the mess and expense of a plumbing emergency and helps you control your water bills, too.  (more…)

Tips for Hiring a Plumber for a Home Upgrade in Cincinnati

hiring a plumber, Cincinnati, OhioTo many people, plumbing can be at once simple and rather frightening. You expect that when you turn on a faucet, the water will go on; when it doesn’t, panic can ensue. (more…)

How a Sump Pump Can Help Your Ohio Home

sump pump-indoor air quality - Cincinnati, OhioWater can do serious damage to your home, resulting in costly cleanup, structural damage, mold and mildew issues, poor indoor air quality and chronic health issues. Installing a sump pump can protect your home from the damage caused by water infiltration. (more…)

Hiring an HVAC Professional? 7 Steps to Find a Winner

hiring an hvac professional, Cincinnati, OhioMany homeowners can attest to the fact that hiring an HVAC professional can be difficult. The process is further complicated by the presence of so many contractors in the market. This makes it difficult to choose the most competent contractor. Listed below, are seven steps a homeowner can use in hiring a professional. (more…)

About That Noise Your Water Heater Is Making….

noises your water heater is making, Cincinnati, OhioWondering what to do about that noise your water heater is making? Any type of noise coming from your water heater should not be left unchecked. In general, water heaters should function quietly and without fail. (more…)

Check Your Plumbing System Regularly, And Keep Small Problems From Becoming Big Issues

check plumbing system regularly, Cincinnati, OhioYou may think you’ve finished your home maintenance until spring. But have you done a thorough check of your plumbing system? If you haven’t, set aside your next weekend to get the job accomplished. You’ll be able to catch small problems before they become big issues. (more…)

Cincinnati Temperatures Will Soon Plummet — Frozen Pipes Are A Real Possibility

frozen pipes, Cincinnati, OhioCincinnati doesn’t tend to get as cold as cities to the north, but temperatures can plummet below 20 degrees, and a storm can bring on a power outage. It’s wise to be mindful of what winter weather can do to your home. Frozen pipes, for example, are a real possibility. (more…)