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Aerators!

When you have a water heater replaced or if you notice certain fixtures are not

flowing the way they should? Try cleaning the aerator in each faucet. Particles

and debris can flow through your pipes and get caught in the aerator causing 

low water flow and dirty water

How to clean your aerator

Fill a bag with vinegar and soak your faucet heads in the vinegar for 30-60 minutes.

Remove the vinegar bag and wash off any residue. Repeat with any fixtures you are having low pressure at.  i.e. shower head  or faucets.

Water Heaters!

Yearly maintenance should be done on water heaters. Your water heater will need to be drained about a quarter of the tank once a year to remove sediment and debris. If your water heater is over 15 years old, it is recommended to replace your water heater with an updated model which will include an expansion tank. 

What is it and why do I need an expansion tank?

An expansion tank is a smaller tank that is installed above your water heater to deal with thermal expansion of water as it heats up. 
-All newer model water heaters do require an expansion tank in order to keep your water heater tank warranty valid. 

 Sump Pumps!

Sump pumps remove water from your basement out of your home which usually occurs during heavy rain storms.  

The pump is equipped with valves that sense escalating water levels or pressure. 

Your sump pump also requires annual maintenance to ensure it works properly during the time when you need it most. 

Maintenance of your
sump pump

1) unplug sump pump and remove from the pit.

2) Check your owners manual to see if the pump bearings need lube. 

3) Check the sump pit and sump pump for debris- then remove if necessary. 

4) Reinstall sump pump back into the pit and plug unit back in.