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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes and Fix Pipe Bursts in Vancouver WA

There’s nothing like a cozy wrap to keep out winter’s chill. That’s true whether you’re talking about people or pipes. Take steps now to protect your plumbing, ahead of the season’s first hard freeze, and you’ll avoid the damage of frozen pipes. Camas and Vancouver, Washington generally have mild winters, but there are usually times…

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How to Calculate Drain Pipe Slope

Pipes must slope slightly downhill to drain properly. The standard slope is anywhere from ¼ inch to 3 inches per foot. An accurate calculation is essential for properly functioning plumbing. A pipe that doesn’t slope enough, won’t drain. A pipe that slopes too much drains water but not solids. And if solids don’t drain, you…

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How to Save Money With a Heat Pump Water Heater

Because heat pumps, also known as hybrid water heaters, are so well suited to the Pacific Northwest climate, many people in the Vancouver, WA metro areas choose these units for their homes and businesses. Heat pump water heaters are highly efficient units that pull warmth by compressing air flow and moving the heat to water. These…

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