Expert Tips

What is a Hot Water Recirculating Pump?

A hot water recirculating pump is also known as a water heater circulation pump or a hot water recirculation system. These may provide solutions to common issues that people with hot water heaters experience. What Does a Water Heater Circulation Pump Do? Do you have to stand at your taps and wait for your hot water to get there? Do you get frustrated because it takes so long to get hot water to certain parts of your house? A water...
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The Top 6 Plumbing Fixes

There are a number of plumbing repairs that you can do on your own. If you want to fix your plumbing or you’re wondering “What do plumbers fix?” here’s what you need to know. Find Pesky Leaks Small leaks can cause major problems in your home! You can find them by paying attention to your system. If you hear water running or your meter ticks when nothing is on, you have a leak. You can usually find these by looking...
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How to Fix a Water Softener

When you need a water softener repair or you think your water softener is not softening water, you can always call us at Dillon Plumbing. Sometimes, though, you can also fix the problem yourself. Here’s how to fix a water softener, if you’re so inclined, before you contact a plumber. Double Check the Settings Sometimes, a power outage or even just bumping the unit can cause problems with the settings on your water softener. Check these before you call. Make...
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Keep Your Pipes From Freezing This Winter

One of the most common winter plumbing problems happens when your pipes freeze. This can create too much pressure inside the pipe. Then the pipe bursts and, once the water thaws, you have a mess on your hands and water damage to clean up in your home.  Avoid frozen pipes by keeping water flowing through them all winter long. Here’s how: Keep The Heat On...At Least a Little You don’t have to turn your heat all the way up for...
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How to Stop a Toilet From Running

Have you ever walked into your bathroom to find that your toilet is still running, even though no one has flushed it recently? Do you hesitate to call a Boise plumber and say, “My toilet won’t stop running,” because you’re afraid of how much it will cost to fix it? If this is you, you can take a look at a few things inside your toilet tank. You may be able to learn how to stop a toilet from running....
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