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Do Electric Water Heaters Need To Be Vented?

Posted On: April 30, 2024

As a homeowner, you’ve likely heard about the importance of carbon monoxide detectors for your health and safety. But did you know this is largely due to having fossil fuel-burning appliances, such as gas, propane, or oil-burning water heaters? The ventilation requirements between gas and electric water heaters can vary significantly. Below, Avid Plumbing explains […]

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Did You Know Madison Has a Toilet Rebate Program?

Posted On: March 20, 2024

Madison, WI, homeowners can earn back money on their bathroom plumbing projects by making an environmentally conscious choice. The Madison Water Utility program now rewards residents who install a WaterSense-rated high-efficiency toilet (HET) in their homes. A WaterSense label is applied to EPA-approved toilets that meet performance and efficiency criteria. By switching to a HET, you can […]

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Upgrade Your Water Heater: 4 Ways To Save Money in Madison

Posted On: March 11, 2024

With energy costs on the rise in Madison, keeping your home’s water systems efficient and cost-effective is crucial. One of the key components to consider upgrading is your water heater. By investing in the right upgrades, you can boost efficiency and lower utility bills significantly. Let’s explore a few essential upgrades that can make a […]

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Benefits of Whole-House Water Filtration Systems

Posted On: December 20, 2023

We rely on clean water every day for laundry, cooking, bathing, and cleaning, so your home’s water quality matters. Contaminated water includes sediment and excess minerals that can cause a high-mineral water taste or dry skin and hair. Hard water can also make laundry stiff and dull, cause limescale buildup, or shorten washing machine and […]

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Water Heater Leaking? Here’s What You Should Know

Posted On: November 29, 2023

Noticing a puddle of water near your water heater is never a good sign. When your water heater has a leak, the issue should be addressed immediately. Leaks can damage your floors, walls, and other valuables if left unattended. However, knowing the cause of a water heater leak isn’t always obvious. Here, we discuss how common […]

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Water Heater Making Noise? Here’s What You Should Know

Posted On: November 10, 2023

Imagine enjoying a quiet and peaceful shower, only to be disrupted by hissing, popping, and other unsettling sounds from your water heater. Is it a plumbing disaster waiting to happen? Maybe not. Understanding that your heater is a complex system with intricate components can help demystify the strange and intrusive noises it makes — and […]

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Avid Plumbing Acquires Prestige Plumbing

Posted On: October 14, 2022

Dane County customers of Avid Plumbing and Prestige Plumbing can now enjoy a wider availability of excellent plumbing services! Avid Plumbing is pleased to announce we’ve acquired Prestige Plumbing, expanding our plumbing team’s focus on enhanced customer care and professional excellence. Effective immediately, Prestige Plumbing will now operate as Avid Plumbing. If you need fast […]

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How To Protect Your Pipes This Winter

Posted On: October 28, 2021

One of the worst things that any homeowner can deal with in the winter is frozen pipes. Taking the proper precautions before the cold weather hits can help you protect your pipes during the winter season. By taking the time to act now, you could save yourself severe plumbing damage to your system down the […]

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Reverse Osmosis vs. Water Purification Systems

Posted On: September 29, 2021

More and more homeowners are considering installing a reverse osmosis or water filtration system in their homes to remove dangerous contaminants from their tap water. A water quality report can detail the specific contaminants that are highly concentrated in your water supply to help you choose the right system for your home. Learn more about […]

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How to Maintain Your Water Heater and Maximize its Life Span

Posted On: June 17, 2021

Have you ever woken up in the dark, already running late but absolutely needing a shower, only to step in under what may as well be an arctic waterfall? We hope not! Unfortunately, this is a common problem when your water heater experiences a critical failure. If you’re a busy homeowner, chances are you don’t […]

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