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Knoxville Hot Water Heater
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What to do after a cold shower! (Repair or Replace Water Heater?)

Repair or Replace Water Heater? You had a great night’s sleep and you are looking forward to jumping in a hot shower to help you wake up and start your day. You think to yourself, there’s nothing like a hot shower to warm you up. You turn…
Water Saving Shower Head
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Feel the blast from this water-saving shower!

You might think that a water-saving shower head would make you shower experience less enjoyable, but with today's low flow shower head options, that's not the case. You'll be amazed with the rejuvenating blast of water you receive from a new…
Tame your noisy toilet! Never hear another noisy flush again.
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Tame your noisy toilet! Never hear another noisy flush again.

Are you amazed by the amount of noise your toilet makes after you flush it? If your toilet is like most, a lot of the noise comes from the tank refilling, and some times, a flush of the toilet can conjure up a case of water hammer. What's…
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Don't let your water heater eat itself alive!

Don't let your water heater eat itself alive! It's sounds scary, but it's true. the minerals and deposits in your water can actually corrode and eat away at your water heater from the inside out. But your water heater has an ally. It's the…
Aerator Faucet
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How can this little device conserve water and save you money every time you use your faucet?

It's amazing that something as small as an aerator could have such an impact on your home. But installing a low flow aerator on the faucets in your home can help your pocketbook and the earth at the same time. Installing a low flow aerator…
Plumbing in Knoxville
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Don't Let a Pressure-Packed Water Heater Put Your Home at Risk!

Don't Let a Pressure-Packed Water Heater Put Your Home at Risk! You rely on your water heater to supply your home with warm water to take a shower, wash your hands, and clean your dishes. Over time, your water heater takes a beating, and the…
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Meet Your Best Defense Against a Washing Machine Catastrophe!

One of the most common claims insurance companies receive is from water damage caused by washing machines! You throw a load of wash in and leave the house for a bit, and you return to an absolute catastrophe -- your wood flooring and baseboards…
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Tankless Water Heater Venting

Tankless Water Heater Venting The selection of a tankless water heater is one of the most important decisions a homeowner makes to decrease utility expenses and lower energy consumption. Once selected, the venting of a gas tankless water…
Green Knoxville Plumbing House
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Four Going Green Plumbing Trends

Four Going Green Plumbing Trends Today hot topics are all about the conservation of our natural resources, including water.  Many people are incorporating green features in their new home design from the kitchen to the yard and the bathroom.…
Toilet Running (Knoxville Plumber)
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Is Your Toilet Running?

We’ve all heard the bad joke, “Is your refrigerator running?” But what happens when it’s your toilet in question? If your toilet is running with no indication as to why then you could be wasting more money and water then you think. Just…
Want to make your Bathroom 'Green'?
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Want to Make Your Bathroom "Green?"

Family bathrooms present multiple opportunities to conserve water, use less energy and save money. From simple strategies like adding an aerator to the vanity sink faucet to whole-home solutions such as adding a solar hot water system, eco-friendly…
Knoxville Plumbers want to end Water Poverty
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Help Supply Clean Drinking Water to Those Who Need it Most

You do not have to be willing to fly off to another country, or donate hoards of money, to be an advocate for helping to supply less fortunate people with clean drinking water in their villages and neighborhoods. Want to understand why this…
Water Conservation
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High Water Bill? (Water Conservation Ideas)

Aside from a home’s plumbing, there are multiple areas around a dwelling that can also be responsible for water waste such as washing machines. Instead of washing partial loads of laundry and dishes, make it a point to only use clothes washers…
Low Kitchen Pressure
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5 Ways to Solve Your Low Water Pressure Problem

So, you turn on the faucet in the shower and only two little streams of water come out of the showerhead. Then, you sigh at the thought of how long it’s going to take just for you to wash your hair. Or, when you turn on the sink faucet and,…
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True Cost of a Leak

You know that leaking faucet, shower or running toilet that’s been bugging you? It’s doing more than making noise, here’s the real cost. First, Call Knoxville Plumbing immediately if you have a leak, no matter how small. People often…
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Calling A Plumber Is Cheaper Than The Damage Caused By Trying To Fix The Problem Made Simple

Trying to fix a plumbing problem no matter whether it is big or small, you will find that calling a Knoxville Plumber is cheaper than the damage caused by trying to fix the problem yourself. Nine times out of ten you are probably going to find…
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Plumbing Systems for Homeowners

What is PEX? An Uponor plumbing system features Engel-method crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing. This is a flexible plastic tubing product that has been used for more than 35 years in radiant floor heating, plumbing and fire safety systems. PEX is classified into three categories: • PEX-a (Engel or peroxide method) • PEX-b (Silane method) • PEX-c (Electron beam or radiation method) The PEX tubing industry considers Engel-method PEX-a tubing superior because the crosslinking is done during the manufacturing process when polyethylene is in its amorphic state (above the crystalline melting point). Because of this, the degree of crosslinking reaches around 85%, resulting in a more uniform product with no weak links in the molecular chain.
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Plumbing Products that Preserve Water, Energy, and Funds

We all like to save money. If we can save money while benefiting the environment, then all the better! Plumbing is an area where you can reap huge savings by paying a bit more up front for water and energy efficient appliances and fixtures. Your fixtures may be serving you well at the moment, but if you’re in need of a replacement, look into these efficient alternatives for everything from water heaters to faucet washers. Products with an Energy Star or EPA Water Sense sticker are always the better choice, but there are more advanced options you can go with as well. Here are some ecologically-sound alternatives to look for:
Knoxville Plumber
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Helpful Hint's for Front Load Washers

A frequent problem with front load washing machines is a pungent odor coming from the unit. This problem is due to a bacterial buildup cause by a lack of proper sanitation. Preventive measures such as weekly use of sanitizing tablets, which…