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How to Install a Tankless Water Heater

As more and more Americans are switching to tankless water heaters, there seem to be more and more growing pains on how to switch from a tank water heater to a tankless water heater. Properly installing a tankless water heater requires hiring a professional like Mike Wilson with experience to get the job done right.

5 Fall Plumbing Tips

Plumbing Tips #1 - Turn Off Your Hose Bib

This fall season you will need to properly turn off your hose bibb and inside your water supply line. If you notice that your hose bib was leaking this summer, invest in a frost-proof hose bib before the first frost occurs.

Water Conservation Tips

We can all do our part to conserve water. Follow these tips to contribute to water conservation and green plumbing.

Use biodegradable soaps and laundry detergents
Use adequate amounts of detergents and do not go overboard. Do not use harsh chemicals and bleach that may kill natural bacteria in your septic system.

5 Mistakes That Will Make You Call a Plumbing Services

1. Using the Garbage Disposal Like a Trash Compactor

Not all garbage belongs in the garbage disposal, despite its name. Some homeowners want to shove their waste down into garbage disposals until the blades stop working. Potato peels; watermelon grinds, and pumpkin carvings are common items that plumbing services have had to remove to repair the blades.

Money Saving Spring Plumbing Tips

Spring is a time to renew our commitment to our quest to save money for the year and look at our home as an investment. Below are 15 money saving plumbing tips that will help you throughout the year if you start early this spring!

Ensure toilets flush properly.

Should I Have My Water Tested?

This answer can depend on many factors including your health and the health of your family, so knowing basic facts before doing water tested can be very helpful.

Problems such as illness, taste, color, odor, staining of clothes or fixtures can be signs of possible water quality problems.

Inspect Home After a Winter Storm

After the recent snowstorm in Richmond and Chesterfield, VA that brought over a foot of snow in some places homeowners are now faced with the task of inspecting their homes for potential damages. The most important places to check are listed below to inspect your home.

Winter Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips

If you aren’t prepared for the winter, your home and wallet could pay a big price. Learn from Mike Wilson Plumbing about frozen pipe prevention from this winter.

The winter months can cause stress on your pipes due to holidays and weather. Plumbing problems can occur due to seasonal festivities, winter temperatures or travel.

Maintaining Septic System

Septic tanks are out of site and out of mind for most homeowners. Homeowners rely on a septic system to treat and dispose of household water, which makes it a very important part of your home. Proper operation and maintenance can have a significant impact on how long it lasts and how it works.

Foods to Avoid in Your Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals are a holiday cooks' best friend when it comes to getting rid of a variety of food scraps and waste that could otherwise create unpleasant smells in the kitchen. However, it is important to know that many foods can actually damage your disposal and cause it to become useless.