Category : Plumbing Information

On Choosing a Hot Water Heater…

At Oliver, we know no one likes to take cold showers or wash their dishes with cold water. If you're in the market for a new water heater, we can help you find the best one to fit your lifestyle.
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6 Local Code Tips for Your Plumbing Project

If you have plans for a home plumbing project, it's important to check and abide by your city/county plumbing codes. If you've ever gotten a project done and then had to go back and do it again just because it's not up to code, you know it's not only frustrating but time-consuming. Avoid the extra work by sticking to these general rules.
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How to Avoid Holiday Clogs

With Halloween behind us, the winter holidays are fast approaching and that means get-togethers with friends and family. If you're planning on hosting a holiday party, follow these easy tips from our plumbing experts to avoid clogging up your pipes.
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7 Things You May Not Know About Water Heaters

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Every day, many homeowners take their hot water heaters for granted. In fact, we often forget about them until we run out of hot water (especially if it's during a shower). Our hot water heater installation team thought they would share some fun facts about water heaters you may not already know:
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12 Plumbing Facts You Probably Never Knew

At Oliver, our plumbing service is almost as popular as our HVAC services. From toilets to sewer lines to showers and more - we've got you covered. For fun, check out these interesting facts that you may not have known about plumbing.
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The Future of Water Heaters Looks Pretty Interesting…

At Oliver, we're always interested in new plumbing developments - especially if they're beneficial to homeowners. Recently, we came across an article in the Washington Post about the future of water heaters. Chris Mooney explains the potential future relationship between water heaters and the power grid.
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What to Know About Frozen Pipes

It's finally starting to feel like winter, and whether that's a good thing or a bad thing in your eyes, it does at least mean one thing - cold pipes. If you're regularly living in your home (a.k.a. turning on your heat and using your water), you don't need to worry much about your pipes freezing. But if you're planning to take a vacation during the cold months, your pipes will be more susceptible while you're gone.
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Water Heaters: Electric vs. Gas

If you're in the market for a new water heater, you may be wondering what type would be best for your home. Two of the most popular water heater types are electric and gas-powered, and while each has its own benefits, one may be more suitable for you than the other.
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4 Signs You Should Replace Your Sump Pump

If you're a homeowner who frequently experiences basement flooding, you know how important it is to have a sump pump. We know the last thing you would want is to find out that your sump pump no longer functions correctly and can't keep your home dry. Here are a few signs that can alert you to sump pump problems and/or failure.
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How to Clean Your Metal Fixtures

While we do a lot of work in the heating and cooling industry, some people forget that we also specialize in plumbing. Our plumbing service experts are here for your plumbing installations, repairs, and to offer general tips, like the best way to clean your faucets and fixtures.
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