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Hot Water Heater Maintenance

How Your Hot Water Heater Can Save You Money

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It pays to keep your water heater working efficiently.

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 you money.

Inefficient water heaters do a poorer job of heating your water which increases your utility bills. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps that every homeowner can take to improve the energy efficiency and lower the cost of operating their water heater. Read more

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Choosing a Plumber

Your Options When Calling a Plumber

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Certified, experienced plumbers can offer several options to address your plumbing problem.

When a plumber or any trades person is called to make a service call there are normally several options available to solve your problem.

If a water line is leaking, there may be a simple fix, like patching the hole in the pipe … or you may find that, although the pipe is leaking in one spot, the entire pipe is corroded and it may be wiser to replace the entire section of pipe.

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Drain Blockages and Leaks

What Lies Beneath Your Home Might Surprise You

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A home’s plumbing, while often unseen, keeps everything flowing smoothly.

Under every home is a network of drainage pipes that keep everything in our home flowing smoothly.  But like anything else, out of sight also means out of mind for most of us.  Plumbing is something we don’t often give much thought to until we have a sink, shower or toilet back up on us.

Like anything else that has been around awhile all plumbing pipes have a life span.  Over time clay tiles, galvanized pipe, copper pipe and even plastic pipe will deteriorate.  When it does breakdown, because of corrosion or roots growing into it, that’s when we have to deal with back upped drains or leaks. Read more

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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 on your home and personal water needs, one may be a better fit over the other. Read more

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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 of the way, not often thought about, sump pump.

With the major investments we have made in our basement recreational space, it is not uncommon to find ourselves in a precarious position if our sump pump fails and our basement floods.  Read more

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How to Eliminate Hard Water

How Important is Soft Water in Your Life?

Nearly 85% of the U.S. has hard water. You notice this most when washing dishes, doing laundry, or showering.  You see watermarks on your faucets, even though you just cleaned them.  There’s excessive lime and chalk buildup in your sinks and showers. And even your skin and hair feel dry and itchy after you’ve washed.
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Preventing the Spread of COVID 19

lafayette, indiana plumberHow Brenneco Plumbing is Dealing with COVID-19

The Brenneco Plumbing team wants to assure all of our residential and commercial customers that we are 100% open for business and taking all CDC and State of Indiana recommended precautions to ensure everyone’s safety and health.

With the health and wellbeing of our customers, team members, subcontractors and our community our top priority, Brenneco Plumbing has implemented procedures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Read more

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Will a Water Softener Remove Rust?

You’ve tried just about everything, but you just can’t get rid of the rust stains in your shower, on your sinks, and even on your white clothes. This is a more common problem than people realize. But, what if you could stop scrubbing all together? Water softeners don’t only reduce rust stains from water, but eliminate rust altogether. Read more