Entries by PhilSteele

Iron Water Filters

How to Remove Iron from Your Water A common question we hear is “Will my water softener remove iron from my water?” The answer to this is, “Yes, but very little.” Water softeners are designed to treat hard water by removing minerals, including small quantities of iron. In most cases a water softener alone is […]

Drain Cleaning Tips

Don’t Forget Your Drains When Spring Cleaning   Spring cleaning is a ritual many of us take part in every year when the temperatures warm and the days get longer.  This often entails cleaning windows, dusting everything, and making sure our homes smell fresh. But what about your drains? Don’t Wait for a Problem to […]

Kitchen and Bathroom Plumbing Upgrades

Easy, Inexpensive Kitchen and Bathroom Plumbing Upgrades Let Brenneco Plumbing help increase the comfort and value of your home by updating your bathroom and kitchen with new faucet sets, sinks and toilets.  Brenneco Plumbing can also install new dishwashers and garbage disposals. Is Your Kitchen or Bathroom Showing Its Age? Are your faucets in your […]

Being Ready for Cold Weather

Frigid Temps Can Cause Significant Water Damage Frigid temperatures are forecast over the next several days and weeks. Taking a few preventative actions now can help avoid major plumbing issues and potential water damage to your home or business. Very cold weather can lead to broken water lines and substantial water damage, especially for older […]

Fall Plumbing Maintenance

9 Do-It-Yourself Fall Plumbing Maintenance Tips With the warmer weather we have had of late, you might have overlooked a few of the routine fall plumbing maintenance tasks that should be done around your home prior to colder weather arriving. Completing these tasks now will help you avoid major plumping problems later.

Hot Water Heater Maintenance

How Your Hot Water Heater Can Save You Money Did you know that 18% of your average energy bill comes from heating your water? Heating water requires more energy than any other household task except heating and cooling your whole home. Making sure your water heater is as efficient as it can be will save […]

Tank-Style vs. Tankless Water Heaters

Should I Get a Tankless Water Heater? Three to four times a month we get an inquiry at Brenneco Plumbing about “Should I get a tankless or a standard tank-style water heater?”  Of course the proverbial answer to that question is, “It depends”.  Both provide hot water for your needs, but they work differently. Depending […]

Backup Sump Pumps

Backup Sump Pumps Protect Some of Our Most Valuable Possessions Many families have turned their basements into some very nice social spaces.  Workshops, play rooms, entertainment centers, exercise rooms, and man caves can now all be found in our home’s lowest level.  Normally at the same level as our water heaters, furnaces, and the out […]