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Is There an Energy Efficient Temperature Setting for My Hot Water Heater? Jul 2022

Is There an Energy Efficient Temperature Setting for My Hot Water Heater?

Homeowners are constantly forced to adjust the temperature settings on their water heaters, raising the question; what is the ideal temperature range for hot water heaters? According to the EPA, 120 degrees is hot enough to alleviate disease-causing microorganisms but not too hot to cause scalding. This temperature setting can supply sufficient hot water to various faucets in your home without compromising energy efficiency. However, there are several factors to consider if you want the best...

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Should I Repair or Replace My Leaky Old Water Heater? Jul 2022

Should I Repair or Replace My Leaky Old Water Heater?

Water heaters are one of the most neglected appliances in the home, which is why many people don't realize that you can save money and energy by properly maintaining them. A leaking water heater can cause significant damage to other parts of your home, leading to even bigger repair bills down the road. But what should you do if yours is leaking? Should you fix it or replace it? At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Atlanta, we provide high-quality services for local customers, including water heater...

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How to Drain a Washing Machine by Hand Jul 2022

How to Drain a Washing Machine by Hand

Is your washing machine refusing to drain on its own? This kind of problem can be incredibly frustrating, especially if you have a lot of laundry. While the first instinct may be to panic, try to keep your cool. While a plumber can fix this situation fast, it’s also possible for homeowners to manually drain their washing machines. If you live in the Atlanta, Georgia area, and have a sewer line backup, or need a plumbing repair service, then call Mr. Rooter Plumbing. However, you still ...

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Will Rock Salt Kill Tree Roots in a Sewer Line? Jul 2022

Will Rock Salt Kill Tree Roots in a Sewer Line?

Tree roots can cause major damage to your sewer line and lead to a whole host of problems, including sewage backup and expensive repairs. Luckily, there are many ways you can get rid of tree roots in a sewer line before they cause problems. You don’t have to wait until there’s sewage backing up into your drains before taking action. One of the methods used to kill tree roots in sewer lines is flushing rock salt down the toilet. Rock salt works by sucking moisture from the ...

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