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Does Your Home Have an Automatic Shut-Off Valve?

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Every household in the Concord, MA area should have a main shut-off valve for the water line, which turns the water off to the whole household and allows you to act swiftly in the event of a leak or burst pipes. With winter on its way and the chances of burst pipes becoming much higher in the next few months, it’s important for every member of the household to know where that valve is and how to use it in the event of trouble.

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3 Signs of Trouble with Your Water Heater

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Your water heater probably sits in the basement, garage, laundry room or other corner of your Concord, MA home: quietly doing its job without much fuss or trouble. It’s easy to ignore in light of more pressing household problems, or the daily juggling act of jobs, commutes and family time. But when trouble arises with your water heater, it tends to leave signs, which you can spot if you know what to look for. This is important because the sooner you address a growing issue with your water heater, the less arduous and expensive the repairs are likely to be. Here are 3 signs of trouble with your water heater that you should watch for.

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Get a Sump Pump to Protect Your Home

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Flooding is a common problem here on Concord, MA, as periodic heavy rains can hit us hard. As a homeowner, your ultimate goal in such times is to keep your household safe and undamaged from those floodwaters, and while insurance can cover the damage, it is far better to prevent those damages in the first place.

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How to Flush Your Water Heater

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Water heaters tend to do their jobs without much fuss, and when they’re tucked away in the basement or garage of your Concord, MA home, you can easily forget about them. That can actually cause big problems, because many of the breakdowns suffered by water heaters could have been prevented with timely servicing and care. We recommend scheduling a maintenance session for your water heater at least once a year. In addition, you can help your own cause out by flushing your water heater every 2-3 months. This prevents sediment from building up on the bottom of the tank: a major cause of stress and trouble if it gets out of hand. Flushing your water heater is very easy and takes just a short amount of time. Simply follow these steps:

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Have You Thought about a Zone Control System?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Summers can get pretty brutal here in Concord, MA, with heat and humidity seeming ready to crush you flat. A good centralized air conditioning system can help out, but it doesn’t provide much precise control and can struggle to cover your home comprehensive, especially if you live in a larger or older home. If that’s the case, you may want to look into a zone control system, which provides a number of benefits to your existing air conditioning system. What kind of benefits? To answer that, we need to look at how a zone control system works.

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Benefts of a New Air Conditioner

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Summer is on its way in Concord, MA, and the hot months can be truly punishing in your air conditioner. If yours is older and isn’t running quite the way you’d like, you might want to schedule the installation of a new system now, before the heat becomes truly brutal. We always recommend installing a new system before the summer hits, and if you’re on the fence about whether to pull the trigger, you ought to consider some of the benefits that a new air conditioner can provide:

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Spring Problems with Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Spring makes a great time to give your air conditioner a thorough check for any problems. You’ve likely used it a few times as the weather in Concord, MA gets warmer, but we haven’t yet hit the summer, which means you have time to make repairs if needed. A good air conditioning maintenance session is a fine way to get a handle on any problems that may have creeped in over the winter: letting the technician identify them and schedule a repair session before they shut you down in the middle of a heat wave. You can also look for signs of common spring problems yourself before calling in a technician.

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3 Benefits to a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Most people are accustomed to the large cylindrical tank water heaters in our basements and garages. They’re a staple in the Concord, MA area, and there’s a lot to recommend them. But they’re not the only option when it comes to water heaters. A tankless system, which heats the water instantly as it passes through the pipes on the way to your faucets, offers a lot of benefits that you would do well to consider. Tankless water heaters cost more to install than tank models, but in exchange, you will enjoy some surprising advantages. We’ve listed three of the most prominent below.

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How to Detect a Hidden Plumbing Leak

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Plumbing leaks are easy to spot when they send water gushing out from under your sink or across your bathroom floor. But many leaks follow a different set of rules, and some may occur in hidden places like under your yard or in your crawlspace. The biggest problem with those leaks isn’t sealing them, which any qualified plumber can do. The problem is detecting them. Professional plumbers in Concord, MA can resolve the leak very easily, but they can’t do that until you call them, and calling them means detecting a hidden leak in the first place. Here’s a few ways how.

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