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Water Heater Acting Up

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Is My Water Heater Acting Up?

As a plumber’s wife, I hear all the stories… You’ll never guess the things that have been flushed down toilets or lost down the drain. My husband has sent me pictures of himself or a colleague neck deep in a hole they dug that day or contorted…
Categories: Water Heaters

Can Water Heaters Actually Explode?

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Can Water Heaters Actually Explode?   The short answer: Absolutely. For the long explanation: read on. Our Southern Arizona monsoons aren’t the only thing that can cause a ceiling to cave in or flooding to happen. There is another, much less expected suspect lurking in our homes…dun, dunn, dunnn (imagine dramatic sound effect here) It’s…
Categories: Water Heaters

Do Chemical Drain Cleaners Damage Pipes?

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Do Chemical Drain Cleaners Damage Pipes? If you use them as manufacture directed, chemical drain cleaners might help to clear a partially clogged drain. But because they’re so powerful, we would recommend using them as your last resort. You should keep in mind that chemical drain cleaners can cause damage to your pipes, especially when: You…
Categories: Drain Lines