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Will My Homeowner's Insurance Cover a Broken Pipe?

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Wed, May 31, 2017 @ 10:50 AM

Old leaky pipes can be a disaster.The devastation of a broken pipe in your home can ruin more than only your day — it can take weeks and thousands of dollars to repair the damage!  Many homeowners who have suffered a broken pipe have asked one simple question, “Who is going to pay for all of this?”

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Why is My Gas Bill So High?

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Mon, Jan 30, 2017 @ 10:01 AM

Surprised by your gas bill?Residents of warm-weather areas, such as Jacksonville, grow used to seeing low gas bills every month. Winter, however, can bring an unpleasant sticker shock along with the cooler weather. Many may find their budgets thrown off by this sudden rise in the amount they must pay on a usually low utility.

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Tags: plumbing, Tips, Gas Piping, Gas Leaks, Bill Fenwick, piping

Thanks to Bad Reviews, Bill Fenwick Plumbing is a Better Business

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Thu, May 12, 2016 @ 02:00 PM

Digital and mobile platforms like Facebook, Yelp, the Better Business Bureau, Angie’s ListStar-Rating-Element-Star-Rati-87898940.jpg and many more, have been a great place for our satisfied customers to express their approval of our longstanding history of quality work in Northeast Florida.

With our modern, digital lifestyles, a company’s reputation these days is defined largely by what appears from a Google search result or on social media. Nowadays, it is more important than ever for businesses to maintain and develop their online reputation.

But, from time to time, a customer has left us a bad review. Because, let’s face it, the longer you are in business, and the more customers you have dealt with, the chances increase that someone will inevitably leave a bad review. Plus, technology has brought the world together. On the rare occasion that a customer has decided to write a bad review about us online, Fenwick Plumbing has addressed their concerns.

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11 Smart and Easy Ways to Save on Water

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Fri, Sep 04, 2015 @ 02:27 PM

 Reduce your household water usage and you’ll save money on your utility bills, reduce water pollution in nearby lakes and rivers, and extend the life of your septic tank. You can cut your water usage by 25 percent by doing a few things a bit differently with your home appliances that use water.

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Toilets

Toilets use a lot of water, up to 27 percent of a household water usage. Here’s how you can reduce that number:

  •  Check for leaks. A leak can cause the loss of more than 100 gallons of water per day. Water rippling in your toilet bowl is a sure sign of a leak. Put a few drops of food coloring in your tank and if the dye appears in the toilet bowl without flushing, there’s a leak.
  • Don’t use the toilet as a trash can. Every flush uses up several gallons of water.
  • Reduce the amount of water in your toilet tank. Put in a bottle of water, away from anymoving mechanisms, to take up some space in the tank.
  • Replace your toilet with an energy­efficient one.​This can reduce the amount of waterused significantly, going from five to seven gallons to only 1.6 gallons per flush.
Showers

You probably already know that shorter showers are better and that a shower uses less water than a bath. Here’s what else you can do to save water in the shower:

  • Install a new shower head or a flow restrictor. These can reduce your shower flow from five to ten gallons per minute to only three gallons per minute.
  • Get a t​ankless water heater​to heat up your water faster so you don’t have to run the shower for a few minutes to get it warm.

Kitchen and Bathroom Faucets

Faucets in the kitchen and bathroom are used multiple times daily, making them sources of potential water waste. Cut down on water usage by trying these simple tips:
  • Don’t let the water run. Whether you’re brushing your teeth, shaving, washing your dishes, or rinsing your vegetables, turn off the faucet and fill up a bowl, sink, or a cup with water for rinsing.
  • Check your pipes and faucets for leaks. If you notice small drips from your faucets, that’s a leak that needs to be fixed. Another way to check is to look at your water meter. Turn off all your faucets and water appliances and check the meter. Wait an hour without using any water and then check again. If there’s been a change, you have a leak somewhere.
  • Replace your faucet with high efficiency faucets or install a faucet aerator on every faucet.

Dishwashers

Using the dishwasher instead of washing your dishes will save water, but here’s how you can conserve even more water:

  • Run the dishwasher with a full load. Half loads uses up the same amount of water for less dishes, wasting water and energy.
  • Don’t rinse plates before putting them into the dishwasher. Just remove large food pieces. Your dirty dishes will come out clean without any added rinsing.
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Don't Let Plumbing Take the Sizzle from Your Fireworks

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Thu, Jul 02, 2015 @ 10:57 AM

bigstock July  Celebration 1780536 copyIndependence Day celebrations are full of food, fireworks and water play. The last thing you need during all the festivities is a plumbing problem. By following the plumbing tips below, you can easily prevent adding an extra visitor to your home during your celebration.

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Tags: Jacksonville Plumber, Jacksonville plumbing, plumbing tips, Bill Fenwick Plumbing, 24/7 plumbing jacksonville, Jacksonville Plumbers FL, 4th of July, Bill Fenwick

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