How Much is My Running Toilet Costing Me?

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Is your toilet running? That question isn’t just the beginning of a few million prank phone calls. It’s also a question you should ask yourself if you’re looking to slash your water bill or avoid some expensive home repairs. Small leaks aren’t just a minor annoyance. Ace Plumbing knows from experience that those little drips and drops can add up … Read More

You’ve Got a Clog. When Is It Time To Call A Plumber?

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Clogs don’t happen very often, but when they do, calling a plumber is often people’s last instinct. We’ve seen people use — and misuse — chemical drain cleaners, snakes, plungers, coat hangers, and all sorts of kludged-together contraptions to clear clogs. Some of these have their place; each of them can also cause more problems than they solve. Here’s how … Read More

Preventing Burst Pipes and Flooding

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It’s enough to strike fear into the heart of any homeowner: you come home to water damage and destroyed valuables because of a burst pipe. It’s not something that happens often, and luckily for you, Ace Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning has some steps you can take to keep it from happening to you. An Ounce of Prevention… Pipes burst … Read More

How to Avoid Water Pressure Loss in Your Shower

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A hot shower is one of life’s simple pleasures. It’s not just a way to get yourself squeaky clean, after all. It’s a way to wash away the day’s stress and frustration, and a time to relax and clear your head. Well, until someone flushes the toilet and that lovely jet of water slows to a trickle. There goes your … Read More

A Quick Guide to Humidifiers

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Waking up parched? Suffering from dry mouth? Noticing you sound like Colleen Dewhurst first thing in the morning? Noticing you get sick easier than you used to? Before you call the doctor, make sure the culprit isn’t the dry air in your home. WebMD notes that dry air indoors, especially in the winter time, can lead to a host of … Read More

How to Avoid Disposal Disasters During the Holidays

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Holiday dinners are a mixed blessing. We’ll take the turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, gravy, glazed ham, stuffing, and the gravy (and did we mention gravy?). Some things we could do without, like the fruitcake, the heartburn, and the cleanup. But someone’s got to clean up this mess, preferably without destroying the garbage disposal in the process. Here are some tips … Read More

Eco-Friendly Bathroom Upgrades

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If you’re remodeling your home with Mother Earth in mind, one of the best ways to approach your remodel might surprise you. Things like Energy Star-rated appliances, good insulation, and a strong roof help, but one area many people overlook is their water consumption. “Green” your bathroom remodel with an assist from Ace Plumbing and you can not only save … Read More

6 Best Low Flow Shower Head Options

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Shopping for a low flow shower head? Good choice! Many of Ace Plumbing’s clients ask us about these water-saving shower heads. Some are concerned with their environmental footprint and want to save water; others just want to spend less on their monthly water bill. The one thing that unites everybody? Nobody wants to take a shower under a shower head … Read More

How to Winterize Your Basement

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Pop quiz: if your living room windows were drafty, letting cold air in during the winter, would you just shrug your shoulders and grin and bear it? Of course not. You’d address the problem, because you know those drafts mean your furnace works overtime, driving your energy bills through the roof. So why would you overlook drafts and other issues … Read More

Plumbing Fixtures for Manufactured Homes

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Considering new fixtures for a manufactured home? Some things are the same, but there are a few extra factors, such as the position of the supply lines and the quality of materials. Here’s what you need to know. Water Supply Connection The most obvious difference in the plumbing for a stick-built home compared to a manufactured home is the location … Read More