Common Water Heater Problems & Fixes

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Common Water Heater Problems & Fixes

Posted on August 14, 2020
Water heaters aren’t too complex as far as household appliances go, but they can still wear out or break down over time. Fortunately, some issues are easy to fix, while others may require the services of a professional. Most Common Water Heater Problems Some of the most common water heater problems—along with potential fixes—include those listed below. Water leaks If your water heater is leaking, it may be the result ...Read More
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Main Sewer Line Clog: Signs, Causes & Next Steps

Posted on August 7, 2020
Your main sewer line moves waste from your toilet, sinks, and bathtubs toward the sewer and away from your home. This plumbing line can become clogged for different reasons, which puts you at risk of having sewage and wastewater back up into your home.  Since main sewer line clogs can cause severe damage, along with health risks, it’s important to know how to recognize clogs and what to do about ...Read More
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Most Common Plumbing Issues & How To Fix Them

Posted on July 29, 2020
Common plumbing issues range from simple leaks and clogs to major backups and equipment problems. Many of these issues can be fixed by homeowners, while others require professional service from a plumber. The most common plumbing issues include the following: Dripping faucets Slow or clogged drains Running toilet Clogged toilet Leaking pipes Leaking hose bib Poor water pressure Jammed garbage disposal Sewage backup Water heater problems Get Help With Plumbing ...Read More
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Tips To Prevent Frozen Pipes

Posted on January 30, 2019
Avoid Plumbing Freeze Damage  Brr! It’s cold outside! Richmond, VA is experiencing extreme cold like much of the United States, and we want you to avoid trouble with your plumbing that can be caused by frigid weather.  When water in pipes freeze, the ice expands, creating as much as 2,000 pounds of pressure per square inch, enough to cause almost any pipe filled with water to rupture. The bad news is ...Read More

Three Ways To Fix A Smelly Garbage Disposal

Posted on March 16, 2018
Garbage disposals have become a standard fixture in American kitchens, and everyone is accustomed to rinsing their dishes, and allowing most any food product to go into the kitchen sink drain. It should come as no surprise that when you put a lot of random food down the drain, some of that food gets trapped and begins to smell as it spoils and ferments. The smell of rotting food in ...Read More
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Plumbing Jobs in Richmond, VA

Posted on May 23, 2017
R.J. Tilley has plumbing jobs open immediately. If you're an experienced residential service plumber, please contact us today! Read more details below... Service Plumbers Wanted - Immediate Openings Available R.J. Tilley is looking for highly skilled plumbing service technicians. We want people who are dedicated to quality work and building relationships with the customers they serve. Our company is family owned and we work as a team. We offer a ...Read More
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What are the Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters?

Posted on November 29, 2016
From rinsing dishes to washing clothes, house cleaning to bathing, we rely on hot water for the most routine daily activities, many of which we don’t even give a second thought. Your water heater is responsible for providing the constant supply of hot water your family requires day in and day out. According to the EPA, the average American family uses approximately 400 gallons of water per day. To put ...Read More
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3 Proven Methods Plumbers Use for Leak Detection

Posted on May 16, 2016
As a homeowner, one of your main priorities is to keep your home running in top shape, which means you've likely dealt with your fair share of home improvement issues. While some jobs may be easier to identify and tackle–such as lawn care or keeping your space clean–some home repair issues can sneak up on you when you least expect it. The perfect example of this unfortunate situation? A plumbing ...Read More
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Avoiding Senseless Holiday Disasters

Posted on December 8, 2015
It’s the time of year for traditions, family gatherings, overnight guests and delicious meals. While the holiday season is synonymous with all things joyous and festive, we also know anything can happen with a house full of guests. Many of us have stories of holiday disasters…Remember when Uncle Joe stopped up the guest toilet only to redirect everyone to your master bath for the weekend? Or the time Aunt Mary ...Read More
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What’s the Importance of Proper Drainage in our Home’s Exterior Drains?

Posted on October 28, 2015
Drains and proper drainage are important components in every home.  However, it’s likely most homeowners don’t think twice when they turn on a faucet, run an appliance or flush the toilet. Little consideration is given to the concept that when water comes into a house, it must have a clear pathway to leave.   That’s where drains and drainage become important.  Each plumbing fixture–whether a toilet, shower, sink or appliance–is ...Read More



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