The Ultimate Pre-Vacation Plumbing Checklist

By Master Plumbing, Heating & Cooling on Jun 13, 2017

pre-vacation plumbing checklist

Before you leave for vacation, there are a few minor plumbing adjustments you should make that can save on energy, reduce your bills, and protect your home from potential disaster! Check out our pre-vacation plumbing checklist below!

Turn off the main water supply

By turning your water completely off you can avoid almost any plumbing-related disaster. It’s also a great time to find your main water valve if you don’t know…

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You Can Take Care of Your Water Heater

By Dave Judd on Oct 10, 2016

There are some steps you can take to ensure the health of your water heater.

One is to flush your water heater once a year. Rust, calcium, and sand builds up in the heater, which reduces its efficiency and drives up your costs. Here’s how you can flush your water heater:

  1. Set your water heater to the vacation setting.
  2. Turn off the cold water supply line.
  3. Connect a garden hose to the drain.
  4. Open a hot water faucet somewhere…
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Your Water Heater Preferences

By Dave Judd on Oct 10, 2016

You have a lot of control over your water heater. So, do you prefer a higher or lower temperature?

Your water heater’s temperature largely determines your utility bill. Home owners who live by themselves or with one other person may choose to set the water heater higher for comfort. You determine your water heater’s temperature, even when not in use, by where you set your water heater. That is why your utility bill might be higher.

Most households with families choose to…

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Do I need to buy a home warranty?

By Dave Judd on Jan 12, 2016

A recent survey stated that 2/3 of home buyers report the failure of two major items in their home within the first year of ownership.  This fact creates a slam dunk for companies offering home buyers a homeowner protection policy.  Typically purchased by the seller, home warranties offer the buyer ‘peace of mind’ protection for the failure of appliances and household systems.
The policies are relatively inexpensive, but there’s a catch. …

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Tankless Water Heaters

By Dave Judd on Jan 08, 2016

Advantages of a tankless water heater:

No hot water storage tank.  That means no standby heat loss when hot water is not being used.  Navien is our brand of choice in tankless units.  According to Navien, a savings of $160 per year is average when using their tankless unit vs. keeping a tank full of water heated (and re-heated as it sits) to 125 degrees all year long.

Direct electronic ignition – no pilot light.

Tankless heaters make hot water on demand…

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