Blog | PlumbSmart Plumbing Heating and Air - Part 7

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Hot Ideas for a New Kitchen

March 24, 2017

The biggest trend in kitchens today is white with white. This is often coupled with a granite countertop, or if you are really brave, marble. If you cook a lot and don’t like stains, don’t pick marble as it tends to stain easily. One of the best things about a white kitchen is that you can add splashes of color to spice things up, as seen here from HGTV. Another trend to add color to a white kitchen is an island in a different color, often bold or bright, as seen here from Better Homes & Gardens. White is not... View Article

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The Pleasure of Going Tankless

March 14, 2017

The next time you consider replacing a water heater consider the advantages of changing to a tankless water heater. You will have all the hot water you want, when you want it. You will also have the benefit of not heating water when you don’t want it. Another benefit of the tankless unit is it hangs on a wall, freeing up useful space in your laundry room. You can even hide your tankless hot water heater in a cabinet if you want. The regular hot water heaters have a tank that fills up and then heats that whole amount of... View Article

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The Benefits of Gas Appliances

March 10, 2017

There are a lot of benefits of using gas appliances such as hot water heaters, ranges, and gas fireplaces. The biggest plus is the efficiency of gas for heating anything. This is because you put the heat straight to the purpose of heating, instead of electricity which is made by using gas to create heat to turn a turbine to make electricity. The effect of always losing some of the energy along the way, in the form of lost heat or resistance in the electrical lines means that it will always cost more to use electricity to heat things. Therefore,... View Article

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Repiping Your Home – Time To Repipe?

March 3, 2017

Leaky pipes, low water pressure, rusty water, and cracked or corroded valves are signs of problems in your water supply system. Corrosion inside your pipes is a reality in older homes, usually caused by either having iron pipes that eventually rust or pH factors that interact with the copper over time. The usual result of this is a series of small fixes that never quite get rid of the problem. The solution is to have the whole house repiped. This entails completely replacing all of the supply pipes in your house. This is a project you should consider with a... View Article

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Sewer Line Cleaning, Repair & Replacement

February 13, 2017

As great as it is to have running water in your house for cooking, washing your hands, and bathing… Let’s face it; the most important job that your house’s plumbing can do is not the clean water it brings in, but the filthy water and waste it carries out. If you have ever experienced sewer problems or are experiencing them now, you certainly recognize the truth in the above statement. If you view that statement with skepticism, we congratulate you on your good fortune to this point and hope you never learn firsthand just how true it is. Is your... View Article