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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 homes. Cold temperatures and winter winds can push very cold air into your home and cause poorly insulated pipes in your walls, basements, and crawl spaces to freeze. Pipes that run against exterior walls that have little or no insulation are also subject to freezing.  An 1/8-inch crack in a pipe can leak up to 250 gallons of water a day, causing flooding, serious structural damage, and the immediate potential for mold.

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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

Licensed, experienced plumber

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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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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The Benefits of Installing a Water Softener

Are you considering getting a water softener for your home but are still on the fence about purchasing one? Here is a brief explanation of what a water softener does as well as five benefits they have to offer for you, your home, and belongings.

So, what is a water softener?

Water straight out of the ground is naturally “hard,” meaning it contains hard mineral particles. A water softener is a device that removes those particles from the water to make it “soft.” A typical water softener is a mechanical appliance that is installed and plumbed into your home’s existing water system.

What are the benefits of a water softener?

Now that you have a basic understanding of what a softener does, here are some of the benefits of having one installed: Read more

Testimonials

Becks Service Center – Rob Hancock, Owner

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