How to Get Hot Water for Your Tankless Heater—Instantly

Monday, May 13th, 2019

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Waiting for hot water is a pain. And it seems that no matter what kind of water heater you have installed—even if it’s an “on-demand” tankless system—you’ll still have to wait for hot water.

Like many homeowners, you may have simply accepted this as fact. But what you might not be considering is just how wasteful it can be to wait for the water to warm up.

Regardless of whether you’re waiting for the kitchen sink or for the shower to warm up, you can bet that you’ll be draining several gallons of cold water before you can start using the warm water. Multiply that cost every day, and for every person in the home who uses hot water, and you’ll see that this is no longer just an inconvenience.

Fortunately, there is a way for tankless water heaters in Glendale to offer truly instantaneous hot water, and it requires the help of a recirculating pump.

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What You Need to Know About Backflow Prevention

Monday, August 7th, 2017

drainThere are a lot of different systems that comprise your plumbing system, all of them working together. Some of these systems are vital to the operation of the entire plumbing system. Some are not. You may not even be aware that you have some of these systems. Nevertheless, they need professional services every once in a while if they are to stay in good shape. Let’s have a look at one of those more subtle systems, and why you need to schedule maintenance services for it. (more…)

Plumbing Upgrades You Should Consider for Your Home

Monday, May 29th, 2017

water-handsWhen most people think of plumbing, they imagine kitchen sinks and showers and the appliances that they make use of every day. Those are not the only important parts of your plumbing system, though. There are many different parts that contribute to a residential plumbing system running smoothly, some of which are more vital than others. There are also many optional upgrades, though, that can help quite a bit in various ways. If you’re looking for a way to improve your plumbing system’s function, consider installing these upgrades. (more…)

Why You Need a Backflow Prevention Device

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Have you ever been taking a shower, or washing your hands, and noticed gross water bubbling up out of your drains? That’s called backflow, and it’s a serious problem for your plumbing system. In addition to being a very damaging issue, backflow is also quite common. So common, in fact, that the majority of municipalities in the country have made it a requirement for homes to be equipped with a backflow prevention device. Let’s take a look at why backflow prevention devices are a good idea, and why you should have one installed if you don’t already have one. (more…)

Why You Should Have Your Backflow Prevention Device Inspected Annually

Monday, June 29th, 2015

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of experiencing backflow, you know how important a backflow prevention device is to keeping your home sanitary. Backflow is when a sudden change in pressure causes sewer water to flow backwards into your home, contaminating your plumbing pipes and requiring the whole network to be cleaned out. Most homes are required by law to have backflow prevention devices installed at the time they are built, in order to prevent this from happening. While a backflow prevention device is a great way to protect against backflow problems, it does need to be checked every year. If this doesn’t happen, you could run into some serious problems. Read on to find out why you need to have your backflow prevention device checked annually. (more…)