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Category Archives: Plumbing

Is your home smarter than a 5th Grader?

Our kids are growing up in a different world than we ever imagined. In Indianapolis, most of our 5th graders are now required to do research and homework on school-issued tablets. It makes sense to them that their smartphones and tablets should link together and function as a control to other electronics. That is the […]

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I Dropped My Wedding Ring Down the Drain, What Do I Do?

Your beloved wedding ring has fallen down the drain. In a panic, you’re furiously typing away trying to find the best solution online. We’re here to tell you that you’ve come to the right place. Follow these seven steps to get your ring back from down the drain. Finding Your Ring Step 1: Don’t run […]

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6 Energy Efficiency Best Practices for Your Home

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Central Indiana has some of the Hardest Water in the U.S.

If you live in Central Indiana, you know you have hard water. In fact, according to the Water Quality Association, Indiana is considered to have “extremely hard” water, with the highest rating on the charts in the U.S. – more than 14gpg or grams per gallon of water. When it comes to treating the hardness […]

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It’s Rainy Season in Central Indiana, is Your Sump Pump Ready?

If you have a basement in Central Indiana, then you’re probably familiar with sump pumps. You’re at least familiar with the fact that you need something to help with the inevitable flooding that hits Indiana every spring. Your sump pump works to keep water out of the basement or crawl space, saving potentially thousands of dollars […]

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Frozen Pipe Prevention – the Science Behind Frozen Water

The damaging results of frozen pipes can be messy and expensive.  Being prepared can help you avoid such a disaster. The Science behind Frozen Water and the Damage it leaves behind. A unique property of water is that it expands as it freezes.  This expansion puts a huge amount of pressure on whatever is containing […]

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NEW 2015 Residential Water Heater Efficiency Standards

Starting on April 16, 2015 manufacturers will have new residential water heater efficiency standards from the NAECA (National Appliance Energy Conservation Act) to adhere to, and will no longer be able to manufacturer units that do not comply with these standards.  These standards involve increasing the efficiency factor (EF) for residential water heaters, including gas-fired, oil-fired, […]

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What are you showering in?! Water Heater Maintenance is Important

Today I want to talk about why you need to drain and flush out your water heater every year. When you think about it, your water heater runs every day, year round; between the dishwasher, washing machine and of course, shower-taking. To keep it working and in good shape, it needs to be flushed out […]

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Save Energy – Save Money $

One thing we seem to get asked a lot about is how to save money by lowering energy usage around the home. There are actually quite a few low cost or no cost ways you can lower your energy usage around your home. Tips To Save Energy (and Money) from Your Indianapolis Heating and Cooling […]

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Would you know if you had a plumbing leak in your home?

Hi, Cat here.  Errr…Mrs. Quik. In this blog I’ll give you some tips on how to know if you have a plumbing leak in your home. The signs that we have a plumbing leak might be so subtle that we don’t them notice until it becomes a major problem.   Here are some things you […]

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