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How to Minimize Home Plumbing Damage

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Remember Murphy’s Law? It’s probably around forty years old by now, but as true today as the day it was coined: when something can go wrong, it probably will. And often at the worst possible time. Unfortunately, your home plumbing fixtures and system are broadly embraced by Murphy’s Law. And yet, just because something appears […]

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When Should I Replace My Sump Pump?

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Funny as it may sound, your sump pump performs the exact opposite function of most other home plumbing fixtures and systems.  While just about everything else brings water into your home, a sump pump is responsible for pushing excess basement water out. That means it gets used less often than probably any other plumbing fixture […]

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The Benefits of a Gas Clothes Dryer

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If your clothes dryer were to call it quits today and you were later told it either can’t be repaired or the cost is more than you’re willing to pay, you’re most likely to rush out and buy a new one. Another brand, spanking new electric clothes dryer. But don’t be so hasty, especially if […]

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Plumbing Noises You Don’t Want to Ignore

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A quiet plumbing system is the best kind of all.  Not that even brand new plumbing doesn’t make a certain amount of noise, mind you.  But for most people, the sound of water hitting the surface their stainless -steel sink or splashing onto them during their morning shower isn’t noise at all.  Just a welcome […]

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How to Prevent & Correct Most Clogged Drain Problems

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No one’s going to argue with us on this one:  the best plumbing repair is prevention. Which means you can avoid all kinds of plumbing repair bills by taking some simple precautions at home and by learning how to resolve simple plumbing issues on your own. Today our focus is on solving and preventing clogged […]

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Common Plumbing Problems You Shouldn’t Ignore

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When it comes to home maintenance, there are certain things that can wait (like removing that tired looking wallpaper in the bedroom), and others that should be tackled without delay (like cleaning rain gutters before the snow flies). Wat may seem like a minor issue now, can quickly turn into a homeowner’s nightmare. So, to […]

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“Should I replace the anode rod in my water heater?”

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There are all kinds of reasons to have your water heater professionally inspected once a year.  But ultimately, it comes down to two simple benefits:  with regular preventative maintenance, your water heater will operate with increased efficiency and greater safety. For purposes of this blog, let’s focus on one simple yet critical aspect of our […]

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How to Extend the Life of your Water Heater.

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Did you know that we can help you extend the life of your water heater by up to 10 years, perhaps even longer?  Looked at another way, you can effectively double its expected lifespan since a water heater’s average time on this earth is 10 – 12 years. How?  Actually, in a few different ways, […]

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5 True Plumbing Emergencies

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At Burton, we always mean what we say. Like telling you we offer 24/7 emergency repair services. Simply put, we wouldn’t’ say or offer it if we didn’t have every intention of following through. Does that mean, however, that every single plumbing repair constitutes a plumbing emergency. Of course not. And while that’s plain as […]

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