A backwater valve can save your basement

You’ve seen it on the news more often than you’d like: A storm rips through greater Cleveland, and some unlucky homeowners have raw sewage flowing into their basements from the floor drain.

Let’s face it, you’d do anything to prevent this, wouldn’t you? There is a solution. It’s called a backwater valve.

What is a backwater valve? It’s a device in the water pipe that prevents sewage from flowing back into a home or building. When street sewers back up, it’s possible for the sewage to flow upstream and get into your home. In most cases, the raw sewage will come through […]

Is it time for a new hot water heater?

One of the questions we get asked a lot is this one: when should I replace my hot water tank? How long will it last?

It’s a good question! Unfortunately, the decision to replace your home’s hot water is often made for you when the one you have fails. You really ought to take the time to look at your options, so waiting until catastrophic failure, such as a flood from a ruptured tank, is not wise. In general, there are four signs you need a new water heater and carefully planning your purchase will ensure you get an energy-efficient, reasonably priced […]

By |July 20th, 2017|Water Heaters|0 Comments

What size hot water heater do you need?

When the time comes to replace your hot water heater, you’ll need to decide what size is right for your family. If you get a tank that’s too large, you’ll drive up the cost of your utilities and waste money. On the other hand, get a tank that’s too small and you’ll run out of hot water at a time when you need it the most, like when your in-laws are staying over. Here are some considerations to keep in mind when you’re deciding on what kind of water heater to buy.

Storage Tank Water Heaters

The typical storage water heaters have […]

By |July 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments