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Plumbing Repair: Busted Pipe

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

bigstock--181515553.jpgBefore calling for plumbing repair, Jacksonville residents might want to learn how to repair a burst pipe on their own. Fixing a burst pipe isn't as hard as you might think. It only requires a few simple tools and items as well as some moderate soldering skills! We promise, it isn't as daunting as you might think!

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Tags: DIY, Tips, plumbing tips, Bill Fenwick Plumbing, Broken Pipe, main water valve, Water leaks

Do I Need A Water Softener?

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

Hard water is a common problem for many Florida residents due to the high mineral content in our groundwabigstock--194122030.jpgter. The higher the level of calcium in your water, the more problems you may have because of it. Installing a water softener system for your home is the best way to deal with hard water and its unpleasant consequences. Consider the following reasons for getting a water softener:

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Tags: Bill Fenwick Plumbing, Clogged Drains, hard water, Emergency Plumbing, Water Softener, Plumbing Repairs

Will I Still Have Plumbing During A Power Outage?

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Sat, Jul 15, 2017 @ 01:00 PM

It isn't often you think of plumbing and electricity at the same time, but many plumbing functions actually depend on electricity to run. If your electricity goes out, you may find yourself with a backed up basement,bigstock--131595953.jpg burst pipes, no hot water and even a toilet that doesn't flush. Let's take a brief look at how electricity affects the various parts of your plumbing and discuss what you can do about some of these things.

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Tags: Tankless Water Heater, leaking, Bill Fenwick Plumbing, 24/7 plumbing jacksonville, power outage, Emergency Plumbing

Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for You?

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Wed, Jun 07, 2017 @ 12:01 PM

Natural gas tankless water heaters can have numerous benefits.When was the last time you considered replacing your home’s water heater or making your home more energy-efficient? It might be time for you to consider whether or not switching to a gas tankless water heater is right for you.  For most families, a tankless water heater can supply an endless stream of hot water and help cut significant energy costs. Here are some variables to consider when deciding if a gas tankless water heater is right for you and your home:

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Tags: Tankless Water Heater, Bill Fenwick Plumbing, Hot Water, Energy Costs, Energy efficient, Water leaks

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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Tags: water bill, leaking, Bill Fenwick Plumbing, 24/7 plumbing jacksonville, Homeowners Insurance, Broken Pipe, Gas Leaks, Bill Fenwick, Emergency Plumbing

Here’s Your New Year’s Plumbing Resolutions Checklist

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Tue, Jan 10, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

 

bigstock----146630951.jpg2017 is in full swing! That means breaking old habits, creating new traditions, and making a few resolutions. So, why not apply those revamped philosophies to your plumbing, too?

This is the perfect time to make some plumbing resolutions, keeping the pipes clear, flowing and in good shape. Here are a few plumbing resolutions you can make for smoother plumbing in your home or business.

 

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Tags: plumbing, Bill Fenwick Plumbing, new year's resolutions, Plumbing resolutions

How to Determine if a Water Pipe is Broken Under a Slab - Pandora

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Mon, Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:44 AM
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When it comes to your plumbing, most people don’t even think about it until there is a problem. In most cases, plumbing leaks in Jacksonville FL are noticeable before they cause extensive damage by leaving water stains, soft spots, and a musty odor behind.  But what if the leak happens in your concrete slab foundation?

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Tags: Jacksonville plumbing, Bill Fenwick Plumbing, 24/7 plumbing jacksonville

Bill Fenwick Values All of Our Customers' Opinions

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Wed, May 18, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Bill Fenwick Plumbing is a business in the service industry that has been serving the needsppl.jpg of business owners and homeowners across Northeast Florida since 1969. Like most home experts, our clients are the most important part of our business. Making sure that our clients are always happy is our top priority and has enables our company to remain in business nearly fifty years!

Now, more than ever, in the digitally connected world in which we live, it is important that our company always takes all of our customers' needs into consideration. Unfortunately, from time to time, we do encounter a customer who just is not completely satisfied with our service, no matter how well we perform.

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Dispelling 7 Common Plumbing Myths

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Wed, Oct 28, 2015 @ 12:47 PM

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Since we use water everyday, it's very important to understand a little more about all the pipes in our homes that carry the water we need for drinking, bathing, and more. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions about plumbing that can cause unnecessary damage. Let’s discuss the most common plumbing myths and dispel them.

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Tags: plumbing, Bill Fenwick Plumbing, plumbing facts, myths

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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