Recovering from Water Damage: First Steps

Recovering From Water Damage

Blog Highlights The first thing you need to do is survey the area In most cases, you will need to turn of your home’s main water valve The next thing you should do is call your homeowners insurance company Water damage is one of the most devastating disasters a homeowner can experience. In many cases, […]

Safe Drinking Water

Safe Drinking Water Act Facts

Blog Highlights Lead is odorless and tasteless in water and can be very dangerous  Whether you have a well on your property or use the public water system, it’s imperative that you check the quality of your water If you discover lead in your water, you will most likely need to replace the pipes Having […]

Avoid Putting Trees Near Sewer Lines

Selecting the Right Tree

Blog Highlights:  Trees and shrubs that are planted in the wrong place can lead to costly damages to your plumbing system  The roots can also cause cracks in your home’s foundation In general, you want to avoid trees that are known for their aggressive root systems Landscaping can provide privacy for your home and add […]

Adjusting Your Water Heater Temperature

Water Heater Problem

Blog Highlights If the temperature is too low it can lead to a breeding ground for bad bacteria The hotter the water, the faster pathogens die If cutting costs and energy-efficiency is a big concern, there are several things you can do The water heater is probably the biggest energy-consuming appliance in your home. If […]

Water Usage and Conservation Matters

Water Matters

Blog Highlights Water is used in many ways throughout your city  It may seem like we have an unending supply of water, but we don’t Take time to implement water-conserving habits and tricks Did you know that only one percent of earth’s water is available for human use? We use water everyday for everything from […]

Tankless Vs. Traditional Water Heaters

Tankless Water Heaters vs. Traditional

Tankless water heaters generate hot water on demand, only when needed Tankless water heaters can produce between two and five gallons of hot water per minute  Other benefits of tankless water heaters include reduced flooding risk Did you know that water heaters make up about 17 percent of your Salt Lake City or Park City […]

Setting the Temperature of Your Hot Water Heater

Dirty Salt Lake City Water Heater temperature setting

Blog Highlights

  • The EPA suggests that your water be kept at 120 degrees
  • There are several factors that can help determine what temperature to set your hot water heater
  • Depending on your situation, you may want to invest in a hot water tank booster

Water Heater Recovery Time

Salt Lake City Shower Head

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  • Depending on the size and type of the water heater, recovery times vary
  • Another option to improve your hot water accessibility is to invest in a water recirculating pump
  • There are many options when it comes to improving your water heater’s recovery time

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless Water Heater

Blog Highlights

  • The cost of installation for a tankless water heater can be expensive
  • Though the initial costs are high, tankless water heaters save you money in the long run
  • If you’re not sure which model to go with, gas or electric, speak to your local plumber

Why Water Heaters Fail

Salt Lake City Hot Water Heaters

Blog Highlights

  • There are several reasons why a hot water heater might fail
  • Water heaters are only designed to work between 10 and 15 years
  • Make sure you install a water heater that can easily serve all your needs