4 Things You Need to Know About Backflow Prevention

Hillcrest Plumbing, Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Much of modern life depends on clean, clear water. Numerous plumbing regulations and procedures help homeowners maintain fresh water for cooking daily meals, brewing coffee, and washing clothes. One way plumbers assist homeowners with this is through the use of backflow testing and backflow prevention devices. Backflow systems are complex and their regulations vary in each municipality. We ..

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4 Kitchen Plumbing Problems and How to Avoid Them

Hillcrest Plumbing, Monday, June 01, 2015

Aside from the bathroom, the kitchen is the most common place for plumbing problems to arise in your home. And although there’s just the kitchen sink, it has many components and opportunities for malfunctions. In this post, we’ll discuss parts of a kitchen sink, as well as some of the more common kitchen plumbing problems and how they occur. We’ll also take a look at several different ways ..

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Hard Water vs Soft Water Debate Finally Solved

Hillcrest Plumbing, Monday, May 25, 2015

For years people have debated if hard or soft water is better for home plumbing. Both sides have valid arguments, but which wins the debate? We determine water density by the mineral count in a gallon. Hard water has more minerals in it. Some of these chemicals are good for our health, others are not. You create soft water by removing minerals from water and replacing those minerals with s ..

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Reduce Your Energy Bills Once and For All

Hillcrest Plumbing, Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The worst thing about getting bills is having to pay them. Unfortunately, if you don't want to be left in the dark, you probably don't have a choice. What you can do is reduce the bill by quite a lot. There are a lot more things you can do to reduce that energy bill than you might think. Some of these you might already be doing, and some may not have occurred to you. Everything Is Illumina ..

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Can I Flush My Fish? Flushing Restroom Myths Down the Drain

Hillcrest Plumbing, Wednesday, March 11, 2015

From the five second rule to sticking your tongue on the roof of your mouth to cure brain freeze, we’ve all heard our share of old wives tales. Between word-of-mouth traditions and life hacks online, it’s sometimes hard to know what is real and what is not. That bathroom plays home to many myths. Some bathroom folk tales are basically fun facts, but others can impact your healt ..

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Winter Hillcrest Plumbing and Heating Tips

Hillcrest Plumbing, Saturday, December 17, 2011

The cold weather is now upon us and it’s time to winterize around the house. One of the most common issues during the winter is freezing water lines. This problem can be eliminated a few different ways. All exposed water lines should be well insulated or you can use electric pipe heating cables to keep the lines warm. Most outside hose bibs have a shut off valve located inside the house  ..

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Summer Plumbing and Heating Tips

Hillcrest Plumbing, Sunday, June 26, 2011

Most people breathe a sigh of relief when they are able to turn off their heating for the summer. But not needing to use your home heating system for a few months doesn't mean you should forget all about it. The summer is the best time to have your boiler serviced, get any pipe repairs done, add an extra radiator to eliminate a cold spot, or just check that everything's in perfect working orde ..

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