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Plumbing Services You’ll Need During a Kitchen Remodel

One of the most fun aspects of home ownership is putting your own personal stamp on your dwelling. For those moving into an existing home, or those who have lived in their homes for some time, this can often include a kitchen remodel. There’s not much better than getting rid of those builder grade cabinets or the clashing backsplash that the previous owner installed. While picking out new flooring and countertops can be exciting, most of us don’t consider the potential need for some less obvious work, such as kitchen plumbing. While it’s one of those elements you don’t get to visibly see the benefit of, proper plumbing is essential for kitchen items like sinks, dishwashers, and fridges that dispense water an
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Does Your Dishwasher Water Line Need to be Replaced?

Dishwashers a luxury that many homeowners love and sometimes take for granted. The convenience of these machines make life easier and keep homes organized. So when your dishwasher isn’t functioning properly, it can seriously put a crimp in your routine. A potential problem to be aware of is a damaged water line. The water line allows water both in and out of your dishwasher, keeping it running efficiently. Keep these signs in mind if your dishwasher stops functioning properly.

Not Filling With Water

When your dishwasher doesn’t properly fill with water, there are a number of potential issues. One of the more common culprits may be a damaged water line. If the line is damaged, it is likely your washer won’t be properly filling with water. To get an idea if a faulty water li
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Tips and Tricks to Maintaining Your Water Heater

Winters in Massachusetts are notoriously brutal. The last thing you want to deal with during these cold months is waking up to a frigid shower in the morning. Follow these tips to keep to keep your water heater running at its best for years to come.

Insulate the Pipes and Heater

This may not be necessary on newer units, as many come insulted (check that user manual), but this can really help on an older unit. A fiberglass jacket wrapped around the heater itself and additional insulation around the pipes can be a nice boost to heating efficiency. A big upside, is that this task only needs to be done once

Set the Temperature

Adjust that thermostat
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What to Do When Your Pipes Freeze

What to Do When Your Pipes Freeze

When you go to turn on your faucets on a frigid day and nothing or only a trickle runs out, it’s the one time you hope you’ve forgotten to pay the water bill. But that’s wishful thinking and you know it, so panic sets in — your pipes are frozen, and if those suckers burst, your house could be a flood zone in no time. Take a deep breath, calm down and follow these steps to thaw them and avoid disaster. Read more, including tips from our own Jim Dellarocco, on Houzz.com.
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