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What Is A TPR Valve and Why Do I Need It?

By |2023-01-20T10:51:22-07:00January 20th, 2023|Back to Basics, Plumbing|

A TPR Valve, or Temperature & Pressure Release Valve, is a safety device located on a water heater or boiler. As indicated in its name, this apparatus is designed to release water if the temperature or pressure in a water tank exceeds safe levels. They are critical components of hot water systems and play [...]

How Do I Locate My Main Water Shut Off?

By |2021-11-29T11:08:05-07:00November 29th, 2021|Back to Basics, Plumbing|

Water problems are some of the scariest issues to deal with as a homeowner. If a leak starts, you need to know how to jump into action before serious water damage occurs. One way to help prepare is to ensure you and your family know where the main water shut-off for the home is located. [...]

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The Problem With Galvanized Supply Pipes

By |2021-09-13T12:45:16-06:00August 3rd, 2021|Back to Basics, Plumbing|

Galvanized supply pipes are still fairly common in older homes around the country. It was a commonly used piping material before the 1960s. The pipes were seen as a cheaper alternative to copper and a better alternative to lead, which was commonly used when the piping material was invented. The pipes were dipped in a [...]

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