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Main water line

What is a main water line?

A house water main is the primary or main pipe bringing water to your home. A private water service line is usually located underground and connects your home to your community’s water supply source.

How do i identify a main water line problem?

There are a few red flags to look out for when figuring out if your main needs to be replaced. A few can be indicated by a flooded lawn, multiple drains being clogged, a decrease in water pressure, or even discoloration in the water. If you notice any of these don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Rooter services

What is a rooter service?

Modern rooter service is now a generic term that refers to any method of drain cleaning or pipe repair your plumbing service may use to address stubborn sewer line and drainpipe clogs that affect the function of your plumbing.

Typically, it is when a plumbing service company uses a wide variety of different tools to perform water pipe repair. It involves running water through your drains, using tools that they snake through your drains to unclog them and sometimes taking pieces of the water pipe system apart so that they can take out some of the clogs manually. The word originated because the culprit of clogged drains was tree roots, but now it is used to address all kinds of stubborn sewer line and drainpipe clogs that affect the function of your plumbing.

Water Heater

What is a water heater?

water heater with a tank that takes the cold incoming water and indirectly warms it by using a gas burner or electric heating rods inside of the tank. Once the water has reached a proper temperature, the water heater stores that water within the tank, waiting for you to turn on your sink or shower. Depending on how much you turn your hot water handle, the water heater will “send” hot water, which will mix with the cold water, to your sink or shower. This is done through the pressure in your pipes – as the sink or shower is turned on, cold water is put into the water heater, moving the warmed water into the pipes and to your faucet.

How do i know when it is time to switch water heaters?

Brown or rusty water is a common sign that your water heater has reached a point in time when replacement is needed is rust in the hot water. Rust in your hot water means that the inside of the tank is rusting which can lead to leaks. Brown tap or bath water is a sure sign that your water heater’s best days are behind it.

Sediment accumulates inside of the tanks of water heaters as they get older. Repeated sediment heating leads to the development of a tough texture or build-up that eats up a lot of energy. The sediment will take up room in the tank, meaning you have less hot water and the heater will be using more energy, spiking your energy bills. Inexplicable growling sounds caused by sediment are a sure sign it’s time to contact a professional for service.

Electrical Panel

What is an electrical panel?

A distribution board (also known as panelboard, breaker panel, electric panel, DB board or DB box) is a component of an electricity supply system that divides an electrical power feed into subsidiary circuits while providing a protective fuse or circuit breaker for each circuit in a common enclosure. Normally, a main switch, and in recent boards, one or more residual-current devices (RCDs) or residual current breakers with overcurrent protection (RCBOs) are also incorporated.

There are 4 different types of electrical panels – the main breaker panel, fuse boxes, main lug panels, and subpanels. The main breaker panel is the mother of all the panels in your house. It regulates the circuit breakers and the electricity consumption within the home.

How to know when it is time to upgrade your panel?

The electrical panel is one of the key electrical points in your home, and it is critical that you keep an eye on your panel to ensure that it is operating correctly.

Burning or burnt smell:

You should always be immediately concerned if your electrical panel has a burnt or burning smell in or around it. When circuit breaker panels fail, it can cause serious house fires that can destroy your entire property as well as your neighbors.

Often, the burning smell will be either plastic or wood, as the plastic jacket of the electrical wire melts or the wood and insulation in your walls become scorched. If you smell these things, it is critical that you have your electrical panel replaced.

Breakers tripping:

Circuit breakers are designed to trip and turn the flow of electricity off to protect you from circuits that are drawing too much power. This design protects you from the consequences of too much power being pushed through your electrical system, but it can also be a sign that your electrical panel needs upgrading. Over 20-25 years old:

an electrical panel that is over 20-25 years old can be a dangerous panel. If you don’t want to just replace it, considering the panel could be fine for another two decades, it is a good idea to have an electrical inspection done by one of our electricians to ensure everything is in good order.

Your panel has fuses but not circuit breakers: electrical panels that use fuses can be just as safe as panels that use circuit breakers to interrupt the flow of electricity. However, fusebased electrical panels are often overtaxed since once a fuse blows, you have to replace the fuse rather than just flipping a switch like you can with a circuit breaker. Many people don’t want to deal with replacing their fuses whenever they blow, often people use fuses. The problem with that is, these fuses are too large to allow too much energy to flow through the connected circuit, which can lead to electrical fires. Also, electrical panels with fuses are older and have less room overall for modern electrical needs.

Although there is nothing inherently wrong with fuse-based panels, it is best to have them replaced with circuit breaker electrical panels.

Electrical Wiring Services

What is electrical wiring?

Electrical wiring is an electrical installation of cabling and associated devices such as switches, distribution boards, sockets, and light fittings in a structure. Wiring is subject to safety standards for design and installation. Wiring safety codes vary by locality, country or region.

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