Why Is There a Rumbling Sound Coming from My Water Heater’s Tank?

June 6th, 2016

Odd noises from an appliance are an important warning that something is wrong with it. But when your water heater tanks starts to give off a rumbling sound, you might be a bit more likely to panic: is the water tank on the verge of bursting?

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Saving Water: How That Leaky Faucet Really Adds Up

May 30th, 2016

A leaky faucet in a home is usually seen as an inconvenience. The image that TV shows, movies, and cartoons conjure up is the drip-drip-drip of a faucet driving some poor character bonkers who’s just trying to get a decent night’s sleep.

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Some Benefits of Installing a Swamp Cooler

May 23rd, 2016

The conventional air conditioning system is a piece of refrigeration equipment. It circulates a chemical refrigerant blend between sets of coils, and as the refrigerant goes through a process of evaporation and condensation, it moves heat from inside the home to the outside.

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Our Staff Joins the Arc’s Achievement Challenge

May 16th, 2016

At Payless, we not only believe in offering the community the best in plumbing, heating, and drain service. We also believe in serving the community and helping to take care of it. That’s why we’re proud to support local charities with our time and donations.

For example, this last Saturday, members of our staff participated in running in the Arc’s Achievement Challenge team as part of a 5K race (3.1 miles) designed to challenge the perception of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

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Watch for These Warnings That You Need Bathroom Plumbing Repairs

May 9th, 2016

What room in your home uses the largest amount of fresh water? It’s actually not the kitchen, which is what many people answer first. It’s the bathroom, where the toilet alone can account for 40% of the fresh water used in a household over a month. You don’t want plumbing issues to interfere with the essential daily use of this room, so keep a close watch for any warning signs that you should call for bathroom plumbing repairs from licensed local professionals.

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How Does a Sump Pump Work?

May 2nd, 2016

Spring is a season when sump pumps are immensely helpful. Heavy rainfall from snowmelt can result in water flooding into residential basements and crawl spaces, causing immense amounts of water damage that is very difficult and expensive to remediate. A sump pump automates the tasks of removing water from the lower parts of your home, quickly and effectively. If you don’t have a sump pump currently installed, or your sump pump needs repairs or a tune-up for the season, you should call us to have it taken care of.

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It’s Time to Test Your Sump Pump

April 25th, 2016

Right now is the season when you may need your sump pump. Water flooding into the lower areas of your home, such as the crawlspace or the basement, can cause immense damage that’s expensive to remediate. It can also lead to trouble with high humidity in your home and development of mold and mildew. A good working sump pump makes it simple to keep water at all volumes out of your house.

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Customer Question: “Can I Purchase Parts from You?”

April 18th, 2016

This is a question that we’ve heard a few times in the last month, and we’d like to address it here. The simple answer is that we are not a parts supplier, and do not selling plumbing components. We offer something much larger than parts, as we’ll explain.

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Signs That You Have a Sewer Line Backup

April 11th, 2016

Most homeowners don’t give much thought to their sewer line, nor would you want to. However, this portion of your plumbing system is extremely important, as it connects your home’s plumbing system to the sewer system. Without your main sewer line, modern plumbing the way we know it just wouldn’t be possible. Under ideal circumstances—if it is constructed with copper pipes—your main sewer line has the potential to last for decades.

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It May Be Time to Replace Your Garbage Disposal

April 4th, 2016

It’s easy to think of the garbage disposal as a powerful, industrial-strength, and indestructible piece of kitchen equipment. But that’s not the case: like any piece of machinery, a sink garbage disposal will wear down over time, and eventually it will age past the point where it is no longer cost-effective to continue repairing it. When that time comes, the disposal will need to have professional plumbers replace it.

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