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Hard vs Soft Water Explained

By stillwateradmin | June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hard water is simply water containing minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Soft water is treated, filtered water containing no minerals except for sodium. Water from rainfall is naturally soft. As rainwater filters through the Earth and into our drinking water supplies, it naturally picks up certain minerals. These minerals are ,for the most part, essential and…

Heat Pump vs. Furnace: Should You Opt For Natural Gas or Electricity to Heat Your Home?

By webdev | May 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

If you’re looking for the best heating unit to keep your home warm, there are several options on the market. One of the classic options is a furnace, which uses a natural gas flame to heat air and then spread that hot air around your home. If you want to go super “old school,” there’s…

Is Your Heater or Furnace Ready for the Cold Season?

By webdev | December 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Here in California, we don’t tend to use heaters and furnaces for most of the year. In fact, other than those couple months in the middle of winter, your furnace or heater may go entirely untouched. That may mean saving on heating costs, but it can also lead to several other issues. When your heater…

Everything You Need to Know about Trenchless Pipes

By webdev | October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Have You Heard of the “Pipe Within a Pipe”? While the average person may have a basic understanding of the plumbing and pipes underneath their home, not everyone has heard of pipe relining. Though the process was invented over forty years ago in London, England, pipe relining is something of a new technology used in…

The Top 3 Summer Plumbing Problems

By webdev | September 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

As summer is about to arrive, there are all sorts of good memories waiting to be made. Summer is a great time for family barbecues, running through the sprinklers, getting your overalls muddy, and having all the kids’ friends over. However, one thing can quickly ruin all of these great experiences: a plumbing problem. Barbecues…

The Top 5 Plumbing Myths

By webdev | May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Here at Zierman plumbing, we have over three generations of plumbing experience. We learned a long time ago how to avoid rookie mistakes. However, many homeowners are brand new to the plumbing world. They may try “tips and tricks” that they’ve heard, only to end up with a bigger problem. Here are the top five…

How to Clear a Clogged Drain: It Could Be the P-Trap

By webdev | February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the most common reasons for a clogged drain is a clogged p-trap. The p-trap is the u-shaped pipe underneath your bathroom or kitchen sink, and it creates a constant barrier of water in your pipes. This is a very useful thing to have, as it prevents sewer smells from coming up through the…

Can My Old Heater Kill Me?

By webdev | January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

An old furnace can be a serious headache—both literally and figuratively. Older furnaces are unreliable and inefficient, meaning that they can eat up a lot more energy for the same amount of heating as a newer heater. More energy usage also means higher electric bills. The United States Energy Department warns against using an old…

Small Business Saturday All Year

By webdev | December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

In this season, families all across the U.S. are shopping for gifts. Most people are familiar with Black Friday—but a new movement gaining popularity is Small Business Saturday, where shoppers intentionally buy from smaller businesses rather than large, nationally-owned corporations. Why might so many people be choosing to shop local? Benefits to Shopping Local There…

Inspect Your Heater Before Winter Hits

By webdev | November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Winter is the perfect time to curl up, watch a family movie, and drink something warm in your cozy home. But what happens when your home isn’t cozy at all, but instead is much too chilly? If your heater isn’t in working order, a warm night at home can quickly become unbearable. Proper heater repair…