Can I Do Laundry with a Broken Water Heater?

When your water heater is broken, you can’t take a hot shower or run the dishwasher, but can you at least throw a load of dirty clothes into the washer? Well, that depends on a few factors, including your type of washing machine and what kind of clothing you want [...]

By |2021-07-22T11:28:01+00:00July 22nd, 2021|Plumbing Tips & Opinions, Water Heaters|

When Did they Stop Using Clay Sewer Pipe?

Clay sewer pipes were used throughout history and, until very recently. Although you will still find some old sewer pipe systems functioning properly in California, new clay pipes are not being put into the ground. In the 1960s and 1970s, with the advent of plastic sewer pipes, we stopped using [...]

By |2021-07-01T10:32:55+00:00July 1st, 2021|Pipes, Sewers|

How to Reopen Your Business’s Bathrooms After a Long Shutdown

When you leave a bathroom closed for days, weeks, or months, the lack of use can make conditions in the bathroom unsafe. If you’re a business reopening after being closed for the COVID-19 pandemic, then you should familiarize yourself with these potential risks so that you can reopen your bathroom [...]

By |2021-06-17T13:01:25+00:00June 17th, 2021|Plumbing Tips & Opinions|

How Long Does It Take for a Water Heater to Heat Up?

So, someone has used up all of the hot water just before you were about to jump in the shower or use the hot water for some other purpose. It’s disappointing to wait for a bit and start showering, only to run out of hot water again before you’re finished. [...]

By |2021-04-20T12:03:09+00:00April 20th, 2021|Water Heaters|

What to Look for in a Tankless Water Heater

The right tankless water heater can be a game-changer in your home. They offer more energy-efficiency, hot showers for as long as you want them and even more space where your tank-style water heater used to be. However, you want to make sure that you make the right decision about [...]

By |2021-04-01T15:29:40+00:00April 1st, 2021|Water Heaters|

Tankless Water Heater Shuts Off During Shower

You bought a tankless water heater specifically so that you could have hot water as long as you like. So, it’s very frustrating if the heater shuts off during your shower. What is going on when you heater gives up, and what can you do to fix the problem? 1. [...]

By |2021-05-14T19:20:45+00:00March 8th, 2021|Water Heaters|

Water Heater Making Bubbling Noises?

It’s never good when a part of your home is making a noise that it shouldn’t. If you’ve noticed that your water heater is making a bubbling, popping, or gurgling noise, you have cause for concern. If the noise sound most like bubbling, your first instinct is to think that [...]

By |2021-02-22T09:34:56+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Water Heaters|

How to Size a Commercial Water Heater

Running a kitchen, hotel, apartment building, or any business without a water heater would be a nightmare. Running one with an incorrectly sized water heater can be just as bad. Your business will suffer if staff or tenants can’t access hot water when they need to. Yet, if you buy [...]

By |2021-02-13T16:13:58+00:00February 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|
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