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Bill Fenwick Plumbing: Then and Now

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Tue, Jan 29, 2019 @ 11:27 AM

fenwick-new-officeTime flies when you are providing excellent service! This year, Bill Fenwick Plumbing celebrates fifty years at our family-owned business! That is five decades of dedication, family, and pride in a job well done.

A lot can change in fifty years. New technologies rise, trends and fashions fall, entire cultures shift to new ways and traditions. What will never change, however, is our commitment to offering Jacksonville an honest, trustworthy, family-owned choice to count on when they encounter plumbing needs.

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Tags: Plumbing Repairs, Bill Fenwick Sr., Jacksonville Plumbers FL, Jacksonville Plumbers

What to Do When Your Gas Bill Is Too High

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Fri, Jan 18, 2019 @ 03:21 PM

bigstock--147743390Jacksonville is known for many things – beautiful beaches, great weather, vibrant culture, and entertaining sports to name a few. Yet another widely enjoyed benefit of many Jacksonvillians – lower-than-average gas bills.

However, if you are noticing a spike in the amount of your gas bill, then it may be time to examine some of the few common culprits of this increase.

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Tags: Gas Piping, investment, Water Heater Replacement

4 Reasons Your Hot Water Is Running Out Too Quickly

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Fri, Dec 28, 2018 @ 12:30 PM

bigstock-Fresh-Shower-Behind-Wet-Glass--226456450One of life’s little frustrations is running out of hot water while you are in the shower. Sometimes it is just a temporary setback attributed to someone turning on hot water elsewhere in your home. However, if you are constantly trying to beat the clock before you run out of hot water, your water heater might need maintenance or replacement. Some of the most common reasons you might be running out of hot water include:

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Fix Your Running Toilet in 5 Easy Steps

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Thu, Dec 27, 2018 @ 07:19 PM

bigstock-White-Toilet-Bowl-In-A-Bathroo-265919803A running toilet can drive anyone mad after enough time. While calling a professional will get you a guaranteed stop that annoying running toilet, it is not always necessary. It is possible for even a novice handy person to fix it with the right knowledge and tools.

Use this how-to guide to get you 5 stops closer to stopping your running toilet. They may not work in every case, but they’re an ideal starting point.

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Tags: plumbing, Tips

BUSTED: DIY Drain Cleaning Myths

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Mon, Nov 26, 2018 @ 10:54 AM

bigstock-Kitchen-drain-clogging-up-with-213533257Keeping a drain clean shouldn’t feel like a major chore. You would be hard-pressed to find a homeowner, or even a renter for that matter, that hasn't dealt with a clogged, stinking or otherwise problematic drain. There are probably a lot of drain cleaning concepts you're familiar with that are actually myths muddying up the waters too.

Use this guide to separate drain cleaning myths from actual fact. Doing so can help you keep your drains at home in tip-top shape all year long.

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Tags: Plumbing resolutions, clogged toilet, myths, plumbing facts, plumbing myths

4 Things to Avoid Stuffing Down the Drain on Thanksgiving

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 @ 08:43 AM

Plumbing_Thanksgiving DinnerThe holiday season is right around the corner and soon our homes will be filled with the food, family, and friends that we love. We all know the best way to relax around the holidays is to prepare ahead of time, especially in the kitchen! The sink is a focal part of Thanksgiving, and a clogged drain is the last thing you want to deal with when you’re in a turkey coma. So take one thing off your checklist this Thanksgiving, avoid putting these four things down your drain:

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Tags: Clogged Drains, holidays, Fall, kitchen drain

Why Does My Garbage Disposal Stink?

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Mon, Oct 29, 2018 @ 12:20 PM

bigstock-Cleaning-Kitchen-Sink-2893444Your garbage disposal helps you get rid of those scraps of leftover food that cling to your plates and serving dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. That same helpful garbage disposal can also be the source of some serious headaches and foul odors.

If you’re starting to notice that your garbage disposal stinks, you’re not alone. It’s a common problem, but that doesn’t mean you want to live with it. Who would want a kitchen that always smells gross?

Use this guide to learn more about why your garbage disposal stinks and how you can fix it.

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Tags: Plumbing horrors, Water, faucet, Sink Disposal

Understanding the Importance of Tankless Water Heater Maintenance

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Mon, Oct 22, 2018 @ 02:36 PM

img_tankless_water_heaters-e1479231114404Your water heater provides you with important things like clean dishes and hot showers. However, without proper maintenance, your water heater may not provide those warm showers you’ve come to love and expect.

Tankless water heaters are durable and designed to give you years of quality performance, but you can’t neglect them and expect hot water without hiccups. Use this guide to learn more about why it’s so important to keep up with your tankless water heater maintenance.

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Tags: water heater maintenance, Water, Jacksonville Plumbers

Does Water Conservation Really Matter? Yes, and Here Is Why.

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 @ 10:04 AM

bigstock-Running-Tap-Water-1324014Most of us consider water as a mainstay of daily life that's readily available. Everyday tasks like showering, doing the laundry, washing dishes, and brushing our teeth would not be possible without water. Although many of us take having enough water for granted, water is actually a limited resource that is not available to many people in less fortunate places.

Only one percent of the earth's water supply is available for human use. The remaining water is salt water that makes up our oceans or frozen ice caps in remote arctic areas of the world. Without water, many people and important industries like farming, mining, and fishing would suffer. Clean water is not as accessible as most people think, so water conservation really does matter.

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Tags: Shut off water valve, Broken Pipe, plumbing facts, Water

Bizarre Things Plumbers Have Found in Toilets

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 @ 02:16 PM

bigstock--167733980Plumbers can be lifesavers that help people get their homes back in top shape when dealing with plumbing issues like clogs, leaks, or broken pipes. Of the many possible plumbing problems a homeowner may encounter, the most common is clogged toilets.

Excess paper products and sewage are common reasons a toilet might back up, but some days, what plumbers find might surprise you. Keep reading to learn a few of the weirdest things plumbers have found flushed down toilets.

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Tags: Plumbing horrors, Plumbing Repairs, clogged toilet

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