Winterizing Your Pipes

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While some of us live for the snow and ice, our pipes don’t have the best relationship with this type of weather. As we are dreaming of a white Christmas, homeowners should also take precaution to prepare your pipes for the freezing weather. Use these tips to get started on winterizing your pipes.  Perform an inspection. Walk around your home … Read More

All About a Sump Pump

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This past summer was a rainy one! April’s showers lasted well into June, July, and August; and luckily, we were out of the path of Hurricane Florence in September – leaving the Hampton Roads area with only mild flooding. Hopefully your home was protected with a working sump pump, but if not, it may be time to consider installing one. … Read More

It’s All About the Plumber-Customer Relationship

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As Norfolk Plumbing has grown over the past 17 years, they have developed countless relationships with many loyal customers. Chances are, if you have used NPI once, you may be coming back to them for your future plumbing needs. This is because NPI strives to make every customers experience a great one. Whereas some businesses are sales-focused, NPI is retention-focused. … Read More

Understanding Gas Logs

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You may not be thinking of gas logs just yet. The temperature outside is still hot and some of us don’t want to accept the reality that fall will be here soon. However, we know that when choosing gas logs, many people are confused on where to even begin. Many of them look the same so it is hard to … Read More

Insulating Your Water Pipes

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When we think about the water coming through our pipes, we mostly concentrate on what kind of water heater we want. You might think, why is there a need to insulate my pipes when my water heater provides hot water already? Well, few homeowners know about the energy efficiency of insulating hot and cold water pipes. It’s getting hot in … Read More

The Difference Between a Boiler and a Water Heater

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For some, a boiler and a water heater may seem to have the same functionality, they both heat water throughout the home. While this may be true of how they function, the two systems have very different purposes for heating water. It’s important to know the difference between the two so you know how to properly handle each. What is … Read More

Now Is the Time to Replace Your Boiler!

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Just by the title, you’re probably thinking “why should I even be concerned about my boiler during the summer?” Well, you could be missing out on an opportunity to save time and money. While it may be more relaxing to bask in your blowing air conditioning and push thoughts of winter out of your head, you could get stuck with … Read More

Gas Appliances Make a Comeback!

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Before the development of electric, gas appliances were the norm. Now that the craze of electric appliances is dying down and we shift our preferences to eco-friendly options, many people are reverting back to gas when purchasing new appliances. If you’re wondering whether or not the type really makes a difference, we have the answer. Here is our rundown on … Read More

Bath Vs. Shower – Is One Better Than The Other?

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There are two different types of people in the world, those who prefer baths and those who prefer showers. To some, nothing is better than being submerged in hot water, with your feet up, surrounded by candles, but to others there is nothing like standing in the shower, with your eyes closed, under the stream of hot water. Truly there … Read More

Are Your Hose Bibs Ready For Spring?

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A hose bib, also known as your exterior spigots, happen to be one of the most convenient tools that your home provides by leading water anywhere you need it whether it is for washing your car, watering your flowers, or filling the little pool and running the sprinkler for your children. But, did you know that this extremely useful summer … Read More