How to Save on Your Water Bill

April 5, 2021

You may be searching for ways to reduce your monthly water costs if you feel overwhelmed. Missing your monthly water bill payments can affect your credit. Therefore, it’s paramount to analyze your water usage and cut on unnecessary usages to make your bills more affordable and enable you to make payments without breaking the bank. You can consider these options to cut your water usage and lower water bills. Collect Rain Water Collecting and using rainwater will reduce water usage in your home. Therefore, the next time it rains, consider collecting and storing rainwater in large

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Why Does My Bathroom Smell Like Sewage?

March 9, 2021

Sewage odors in your Sparks, NV, home’s bathroom are an unexpected surprise. The odors may make you feel nauseated and uncomfortable. Here are some of the reasons why these odors can develop and some tips on what you should do to get rid of them. P-trap Problem Water needs to stay in the P-trap piping. If it evaporates, the sewer gases from your main sewer line can seep through the plumbing. The pipe may have a crack in it, or there could be an issue with the sewer. Broken Toilet Seal or Wax

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What Type Of Water Heater Is Most Energy Efficient?

February 8, 2021

According to the United States Department of Energy, a typical family hot water heater uses about 18% of a home’s total energy. Most families want to minimize the cost of hot water, be environmentally conscious and guarantee sufficient hot water. Taking all this into consideration, there is not one flat answer across the country to the question, “Which is the most efficient hot water heater?” Fuel Type Hot water heaters can use lots of different types of energy. Among these are solar, electric, natural gas, propane, and fuel oil. While solar might be a good alternative

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Are Chemical Drain Cleaners Bad for Plumbing?

January 5, 2021

Clogs in kitchen and bathroom drains not only aggravate homeowners, but they may also lead them to worry about overflows and other plumbing problems. Retail stores offer a quick solution to clogs: chemical drain cleaners. Is it wise to use chemical drain cleaners, though? When a plunger fails, turning to chemical solutions might not be the wisest next step. The Trouble With Chemical Drain Cleaners The contents of liquid drain cleaners are formulated to dissolve the source of a clog. Unfortunately, these ingredients may also cause damage to the pipes. This damage might not be severe

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What Is the Average Lifespan of a Water Heater?

December 3, 2020

There’s nothing like a hot shower to help you relax at the end of a long day. To be able to enjoy that shower, though, you need to have a reliable water heater that delivers hot water when you need it. If you have an older water heater in your Sparks, NV, home, you may be wondering if you might one day find that your water heater is on its last leg. To see if a replacement might be in your future, here are some insights into the lifespan of a water heater from Gibson Plumbing & Mechanical.

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Many Benefits of Energy Efficient Plumbing and Heating Systems

November 17, 2020

Energy-efficient plumbing and heating systems have soared in popularity because of their beneficial features. Having one is advantageous to both your wallet and the environment you live in. The average home uses more than 20% of its energy costs on plumbing and heating systems, so this is another reason why energy-efficient appliances are sought after by so many homeowners. Here are a few more benefits of going the energy-efficient route. Be a Part of the Betterment of the Earth Some issues related to the earth are controversial, but it is undeniable that we can do more

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5 Easy Tricks to Save Energy During Autumn

October 20, 2020

With fall arriving, the leaves are changing colors, grocery stores are stocking pumpkins en masse, and the brutally-hot weather is cooling down. With cold weather, however, comes higher heating costs. Check out these five tips for saving energy this fall. Investigate Potential Window Leaks Unfortunately, windows are prime suspects for air leaks. Checking for leaks is easier than you might believe. On a windy day, turn off your home’s combustible appliances, including furnaces. Next, light an incense stick or a candle. Slowly pass your incense or candle around edges of windows, doors, and other

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Does Indoor Air Quality Affect Immune Systems

September 20, 2020

If you’ve noticed more allergy or asthma symptoms or more germs going through your Reno, NV, home, you might be surprised to learn that indoor air quality could be a contributing factor to your symptoms. Most people spend at least 90% of their time indoors, and much of that time is at home. Read on to discover three ways poor indoor air quality affects your immune system. 1. T-regulatory Cell Repression Your immune system contains many types of cells. One is the T-regulatory cell. Its job is to halt autoimmune responses that cause allergies, asthma and

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Easy to Solve Water Pressure Problems

August 11, 2020

If you’re unable to wash dishes while someone is taking a shower, you have a water pressure problem. If you are watering your lawn, and you can’t run a bath at the same time, you have water pressure problems. There are some reasons for low water pressure that aren’t that difficult to fix. Here are some easy to solve water pressure issues you may encounter. Low Water Pressure at Just One Fixture You may be having a problem with just one faucet in your home. You should check to make sure the aerator isn’t clogged or

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Benefits of an Automated Thermostat

July 16, 2020

Buying a programmable or smart thermostat can be a great decision. By automating the cooling and heating of your home, both you and your home are benefiting. Here are the main benefits of how an automated thermostat can help you: Lower Energy Bills An automated thermostat can save you a significant amount of money on your monthly energy bills. You can program your thermostat so that your home isn’t heated or cooled as much when you’re away or asleep. Every degree of adjustment saves you about 2% on your energy bills. Reduce Wear and Tear on Your

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