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Don’t Be Embarrassed by Toilet Problems

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Don’t Be Embarrassed by Toilet Problems

You push the handle. The swirling motion starts. Round and round goes the water. But will the “stuff” in the water really disappear, and how long will it take? If you are asking that question every time you flush your toilet, then the real question you’re asking is, “Why is my toilet draining and flushing so slowly? Let your friends at Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air tackle that waste disposal problem for you. We ...

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Main Water Shutoff Valve – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

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Main Water Shutoff Valve – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

The following story is a work of fiction, but trust Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air when we tell you it’s very believable.

Alisha was home alone, writing blogs from her home office, when she heard water running downstairs. She went to check it out and found a broken shutoff valve under the kitchen sink spewing gallons of water every minute.

Alisha panicked because she suddenly realized she didn’t know where the main water shutoff ...

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Home Warranty or Maintenance Program?

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Home Warranty or Maintenance Program?

This story is set in fictional town and is not based on actual events, which doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen all the time.

Robert and Dora just love their home they bought a few years ago. To protect their investment and give them peace of mind they bought a home warranty. So, they weren’t too concerned when their HVAC systems stopped working. They started to get frustrated when it took days for an HVAC technician to arrive. The frustration ...

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Save Money, Water—Stop the Leaking Toilet

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Save Money, Water—Stop the Leaking Toilet

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.

In this case, one of the most common culprits is your leaking toilet. A Continue Reading →

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Clogged, Slow Drains Could Mean Serious Problems

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Clogged, Slow Drains Could Mean Serious Problems

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, ...

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Expand Your Knowledge About Thermal Expansion Tanks

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Expand Your Knowledge About Thermal Expansion Tanks

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 ...

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Smelly Problems can Mean Indoor Air Quality Issues

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Smelly Problems can Mean Indoor Air Quality Issues

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 ...

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SAVE WATER & PROTECT YOUR HOME WITH A PLUMBING INSPECTION

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SAVE WATER & PROTECT YOUR HOME WITH A PLUMBING INSPECTION

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 ...

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YOU ARE READY TO SELL. IS YOUR HOUSE?

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YOU ARE READY TO SELL. IS YOUR HOUSE?

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 ...

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RECIRCULATING PUMPS DELIVER INSTANT HOT WATER

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RECIRCULATING PUMPS DELIVER INSTANT HOT WATER

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 ...

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