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Homeowner FAQ: Why does my shower temperature change when I flush the toilet?

It’s a long running sitcom gag. Some prankster flushes the toilet during a shower, causing the poor soul to cry out from the temperature change. In a modern well-plumbed home, however, this should shouldn’t happen. Obviously, in a shower both hot and cold water lines come together and combine to create a pleasant stream of water. […]

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The Single Best Way to Get Faster Hot Water

Instant Hot Water

We do not recommend calculating how much time you spend every day waiting for water to heat up. It might be a depressing number. We are all so busy – waiting for hot water is just a waste of time, not to mention a waste of water! All that cold water going down the drain […]

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Homeowner FAQ: Why is the water pressure in (just) my shower so low?

Most people prefer a high pressure shower. In fact, our plumbers hear complaints about low water pressure that is “mysteriously” just in the shower stall all the time. A shower has the power to transform your day, and is a ritual that many people hold dear. No one wants a sub-par showering experience and there is […]

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3 Inexpensive Products That Could Save You Hundreds

Drain cleaning is costly for homeowners, and frustrating, when you consider many clogs are avoidable. Except for a broken or roots-invaded sewer line, practically all clogged drains are caused by human behavior. It is no big coincidence that the most common cause of drain clogs are hair and grease. A gross combination for sure (seriously, you have no idea. […]

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The Biggest Water Heater Mistake You Never Want To Make

A properly working water heater is a critical part of your home’s plumbing infrastructure. Sometimes pricey to keep up and repair, a good water heater is well worth the investment. We can totally understand wanting to DIY your water heater installation and service. It sounds like a great way to save some cash. Plus, who doesn’t love […]

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Homeowner FAQ: Water Heater Settings

A little to the left. Nope, just a smidge to the right. Now just a teensy bit more hot. Ouch! Too hot! A quarter turn more cold. Perfect! If this describes your shower prep routine, you might need to check your water heater thermostat. It seems odd that water heaters would even be capable of […]

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Homeowner’s FAQ: Is high water pressure okay?

High water pressure might make for a relaxing shower, but it isn’t good for the overall health of the water delivery system in your home. Water pressure is affected mostly by the PSI (pounds per square inch) of the source water, as set by your water supplier. In mountainous areas like the Upstate, it can […]

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Leaks Can Run, But They Can’t Hide

Did you know that an American home can waste, on average, more than 11,000 gallons of water every year due to running toilets, dripping faucets, and other household leaks? Fix-A-Leak Week, March 16-22, is the perfect time to check your plumbing fixtures, fix the leaks, and save valuable water, energy and money. In many cases, […]

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Fix a Leak and Save BIG

All Clear Can help you find water leaks

Did you know that more than 1 trillion gallons of water leak from U.S. homes each year? March 17-23 – Fix-a-Leak Week – is the perfect time to hunt down the drips and put an end to the waste. Through its WaterSense® partners like PHCC and companies like All Clear Plumbing, the Environmental Protection Agency […]

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The Future of Showers Is Here

The future of showers is here, and we can’t wait to get our hands on one. $399 is not a cheap shower head. But we can’t help but consider how much lower our water bill would be when using 70% less water every time we shower. Amazing. Not to mention that the idea of showering in a “warm […]

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