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How Long Do Water Heaters Last?

water heater

Just like any other appliance in your home, your hot water heater can break down over time and will eventually need to be replaced. You don’t want to wait until you step into a cold shower or find a pool of water in the basement to know that you need a new hot water heater. There are signs that will tell you a new appliance might be a good idea, so you don’t have to have a catastrophe to know your hot water heater has given out. [Read more…]

How Much is the Average Water Bill in Las Vegas?

water bill

Of the utilities that you’re in charge of paying for, water can be a huge one. A high water bill can not only be costly, but it could be indicative of a bigger plumbing problem. If you notice that your water bill keeps rising month to month, it’s important to start investigating why this might be.

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How to Shut Off the Water for Plumbing Repairs

Water shutoff valves

Learning how to shut off the water in your home for plumbing repairs is a valuable skill to have. When you’re experiencing plumbing problems, you’ll want to find out what’s causing them as soon as possible. Delaying the repair work can lead to more extensive—and more expensive—damage. If you decide to make the repairs yourself, you’ll also need to shut off the water to your plumbing system.

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Do I Need a Permit to Change a Hot Water Heater in Nevada?

Do I Need a Permit to Change a Hot Water Heater in Nevada?

The average life of a hot water heater is just 12 years. If you’re a homeowner you can expect to install a hot water heater at least once and possibly several times depending on the length of time you own the home. If you are reading this because your hot water heater is knocking, banging, and creaking, you already know you need to replace it. By the end of this article your questions about permits will be answered, and you’ll be ready to begin the process.

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Are Water Heater Straps Required in Nevada?

Are water heater straps required in Nevada?

As a homeowner in the Silver State, you are responsible for following all local codes when you’re installing new plumbing fixtures like a hot water heater. You may have heard about water heater straps, but you aren’t sure if they’re actually necessary. Below, we’ll expand on what these straps do and whether or not they are required in the state of Nevada.

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7 Warning Signs That Your Water is Too Hard

7 warning signs that your water is too hard

It’s not something we usually think about, but hard water can wreak havoc on your pipes, clothing and appliances. The high mineral content in hard water can make your skin to feel dry, your tap water taste funny, and can quickly form buildups in your shower. If you think you might have a hard water problem, there are some tell-tale signs to look for so you can finally deal with it. [Read more…]

Does Las Vegas Have Hard Water (and Should You Worry)?

Does Las Vegas Have Hard Water?

One thing every homeowner needs to be concerned about is whether or not your city has hard water. Hard water is more than a nuisance: it’s a costly problem that can cause serious damage to your plumbing, your appliances, and even your skin. If you’ve been wondering whether or not hard water lies at the center of issues you’ve been experiencing as a Las Vegas homeowner, you need to read this article right away. It may change everything you thought you knew about the water you’re using. [Read more…]

What Is a Slab Leak, and How Bad Is It?

what is a slab leak, and how bad is it?

Sometimes being a homeowner throws you a few curve balls, especially with your plumbing system. You think your plumbing is fine, but you’ve recently noticed an uptick in your usually low water bill. You can’t find any leaks under the sink or in the walls. So where is this leak exactly? Well, if your home, like many homes in Las Vegas, sits on a concrete slab for a foundation, you may have something called a slab leak. Diagnosing and fixing slab leaks is a relatively simple process that can be completed by a competent plumber. [Read more…]

Leaking Faucet Repairs

Repairing your leaking faucet can do more than help reduce wasted water and increased water bills. A leaking faucet can actually lead to a variety of water related problems around your residential or commercial property.

An indoor water leak often doesn’t leave long-lasting damage, but in some cases it can cause water damage in the areas around where the leak occurs. This could include mold or even damage to the floorboards, subfloor, vanity or walls.

Exterior water leaks have their own set of potential damages. Depending on the size or volume of the leak and amount of time the leak has been ongoing could determine the spread of the damage. What could have been an easily fixable leak may turn into a major repair over long periods of time.

At Plumbing Kings, we suggest having all leaks, even minor ones, corrected immediately to avoid larger, more costly repairs in the future. Have one of our expert plumbing contractors inspect your leak and see just how easy it is to have it repaired today.