There is water waste you can hear, the drip, drip, drip, of a leaking faucet. There is water waste you can see, the garden hose you accidentally left running and is now flooding the front lawn. But what about the water waste you can’t easily see or hear? It could be costing you a lot of money.
The holiday season is upon us, meaning houses filled with guests and lots of baking and cooking. We all know those holiday recipes are filled with fats and oils just waiting to clog your drains and sewer pipe. The last thing you want to be dealing with is an emergency sewer or drain line repair when you have guests in the house. If you do have a problem, or better yet, ...Continue Reading →
What do hot air balloons and hot water heaters have in common? Come on now, remember back to those science classes. The answer is thermal expansion. Whenever a gas, liquid, or solid is heated, it expands. In one of our examples it’s a good thing, but in the other it’s a problem.
When the air in a balloon is heated, the expansion means it actually becomes lighter than air and exerts pressure, lifting ...Continue Reading →
Everyone appreciates the visual beauty of snow-capped mountains or a gorgeous sunset. For many people, the beautiful sounds created by an opera singer or a concert pianist can move them to tears. But psychologists tell us smell might be the most powerful of the senses. Especially in the way it’s linked to memories.
Where are we going with this? Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air knows not all smells are pleasant; and bad smells can often indicate a ...Continue Reading →
It is truly amazing how loud a faucet drip is. We have all experienced lying awake in bed at night and hearing the distinct sound as a drop of water splashes down into the sink below. Then again, every 7 seconds thereafter. So, you finally get up and go into the bathroom and twist the faucet handle a little tighter in the off position. That will probably work the first few times you do it, then the handle ...Continue Reading →
Life is full of those significant moments that you mark in time. Graduations and birthdays, marriage, the birth of your children. Your first home. Selling that first home or perhaps the home where so many of those other life-changing occasions took place also has a place on the list. So, when you decide to sell that home, no matter the reason, it is a major move.
So, you and your spouse have made the decision, which means ...Continue Reading →
OK, you forgot to set your alarm last night and woke a little bit late this morning. You’ve had your cup of coffee, now it’s time for a quick hot shower and then off to work. You turn on the shower and a few minutes later, you stick your hand under the water. Still cold. A few minutes later, same thing. “I don’t have time for this,” you’re thinking.
We’ve all been in that boat, waiting for ...Continue Reading →