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The Usual Suspects Behind Water Discoloration

Is tap water safe to use if there’s some discoloration? It depends on the cause, and the color can give you an idea of what’s causing it. 

Here’s an overview of the usual suspects behind water discoloration:

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Plumbing Myths That Can Harm Your Pipes

You don’t have to search for plumbing, air conditioning or furnace prices to know that replacing these units in your home can be expensive. Even having someone over to do repairs can be just as costly. While there are certainly problems that are out of your control, surprisingly a lot of common technical calls to the local plumber are made by homeowners who believe some widespread but dangerous plumbing myths.

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Dealing with Resin Bead Clogs

Have you noticed orange or yellow beads in the toilet, sink or bathtub? While not exactly toxic or harmful when handled, these beads will cause problems with your plumbing if overlooked. Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc., the leading provider of high efficiency furnace systems, expounds on resin beads, what they do  and how to get rid of them here.

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Are Plumbing Problems Covered By Homeowners Insurance?

Your home is designed to keep you and your family safe and comfortable under any kind of weather. If you have or recently upgraded to a central air conditioner system, then you know how important it is to have it maintained regularly. This should also apply to other parts of your home, including your plumbing. But sometimes, problems suddenly occur and you may need to spend a costly amount to have it fixed as soon as possible. For instance, plumbing problems can happen and are not always predictable, even with regular maintenance. Are these problems covered by your homeowners insurance? It actually depends. Read more

Is It Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

The decision to replace household systems is straightforward for the most part. With a furnace, once you’ve determined that you need a new one, all you have to do is call your local HVAC company to find out the cost of a new furnace and it’s smooth sailing from that point forward. With water heaters, however, things aren’t usually as clear cut. Water heater tanks can hide a lot of problems, and once these problems surface it’s often too late for repairs.

Does Poor Water Pressure Indicate a Plumbing Problem?

 

Low water pressure is one of the most frustrating problems for homeowners, especially those with upper-story homes. In this post, Countryside shares tips on how to determine if your problems with low water pressure indicate a plumbing problem, and when to search online for “plumbing and A/C repair near me”.

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Save Floor Space and Energy With Tankless Water Heaters

Our specialists at Countryside Plumbing & Heating have noticed a rise in the demand for tankless water heaters, particularly in recent years. Hot water tanks have long been a staple of water heating systems in American homes, but discerning homeowners recognize that they have several drawbacks. So what are tankless water heaters, and are they really the better option when it comes to heating your water? Read more

4 Common Causes of Dripping Water Noises

Dripping water noises are almost always a cause for alarm, as it could add up to a significant amount of wasted water, not to mention it can be extremely annoying especially during the quiet early morning hours. There’s a good chance that you’ll need to call for plumbing or air conditioning services if the source turns out to be one of the following. Read more

How Do Tankless Water Heaters Work?

Tankless water heaters offer many benefits over traditional water heaters. It’s a fraction of the size of a typical heater tank and it’s simple to use. Plus, it eliminates having to fight for who gets to use the bathroom in the morning first.

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The Effects of Hard Water on Your Water Heaters

Having hard water in your home can wreak havoc in all sorts of different places. Any pipe, appliance, or surface in your home where hard water flows is at risk of damage. One appliance most affected by hard water is the heater.