We all rely on our water heaters on a daily basis for hot showers and clean dishes. But even top-of-the-line water heaters don’t last forever. Homeowners can get ahead of the curve and avoid downtime by replacing units that are nearing the ends of their lives. An Aging Water Heater Most water heaters last about 10 years. As heaters age, a number of things can (and will) go wrong such as cracks in the tank, rust and corrosion inside and outside the tank, and damaged parts. If
Welcome to the Keith McDonald Plumbing Tips & Tricks Blog! Our goal is to provide a great source of information for such things as water conservation ideas, DIY tips for simple repairs, and much more. You can also find information on the latest fixtures and designs for your kitchen and bath. We’ll also bring you articles about the exterior applications such as sprinkler and irrigation systems. Your plumbing system is perhaps the most "taken for granted" component of your home
Sooner or later, every plumbing pipe and fixture in your home will fail and need to be replaced. -- including the main water line leading to your home. When the main line experiences a problem, it affects every plumbing fixture and appliance in your home. Under ideal circumstances, a main line could last decades. But again, that depends on a lot of factors. Nonetheless there could be damage. Repairing a main line can be expensive and the potential downtime very inconvenient.