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Watering Your Lawn With Soft Water

During the spring and summer, Americans spend much of their free time outside in the sunshine enjoying the warm weather. As a homeowner, this probably means you’re preparing your lawn for sports, gardening, barbecues and other outdoor fun. One of the most basic needs of a healthy lawn is plenty of water. While you may… Read more »

Which is Better: Showers or Baths?

Although this is mostly a matter of personal preference, there are some differences between showers and baths beyond sitting and standing that people often take for granted.

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The Differences Between Cleaning and Clearing a Drain

Many people have experienced residential drain problems in the past. Whether it’s a slow drain, foul smell or line backup, it’s a nuisance to say the least. Most people assume the only way to rectify a dreadful drain is to clear it entirely, but that’s not always the case. In some circumstances, cleaning a drain… Read more »

Traditional vs. Tankless Water Heaters

If you’re considering upgrading or replacing your home’s water heater, you probably already know you have many options. It’s common to have questions about which type of water heater is going to perform best while saving the most money on energy bills. Of course, you also want a unit that requires the fewest number of… Read more »

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How Do I Know When To Replace My Bathtub?

The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the home. You use it daily for your hygiene regimen, so it’s no wonder some fixtures in the bathroom wear out more quickly than those in other rooms of the house. The tub in particular may be in need of an upgrade, especially if the… Read more »

Types of Home Heating Systems

Have a new heating system installed or repaired by professional technicians from South West Plumbing.

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Tips for Recognizing When Your Furnace Needs Service

Just as your car shows signs of needing repair before breaking down, your furnace displays signs as well, including things like odd sounds or smells. Still, many people either aren’t aware of what to look and listen for, or they simply ignore the possible signs until the furnace stops working altogether. Addressing certain problems quickly… Read more »

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How an Earthquake Could Cost You

We don’t have tell you that earthquakes present many serious ramifications for homeowners. Most notably, there’s the potential for costly damage to your home in addition to major safety concerns. Sometimes, the damage you can’t see is just as troublesome as the obvious effects. Earthquakes can cause extensive damage to your home’s plumbing, and if… Read more »