Choice Plumbing Blog: Archive for July, 2018

What to Do During a Plumbing Emergency

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Burst-PipeWhen a pipe bursts in your walls, or your toilet springs a leak and starts flooding an entire floor of your home, it can be pretty tempting to panic. Don’t! Panicking will only make it harder to address the issue fast enough to minimize the damage it can cause.

If you keep your head and act quickly, though, you can ensure that your repair costs are as low as possible. Follow the steps below in a plumbing emergency to make sure that the issue is dealt with as quickly as possible.

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Is it Time for a New Water Heater?

Monday, July 16th, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters wear out over time and years of use, just like everything else. Preventive maintenance and prompt repairs can keep the system healthy for over a decade, but sooner or later you’re going to need to install a new system. If your water heater is older, and you’re not entirely sure whether or not to install a new one, we recommend talking to a professional in person about it before making any big decisions. Still, if your system fits the following symptoms it’s probably a safe bet that you’re going to need a new one sooner rather than later.

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