6 February 2017
Most people don't get overly excited about buying new bathroom fixtures, and the toilet is no exception to that. However, there comes a time when replacing it is simply inevitable. Whether you're looking for a good reason to get a new one or you just want to be sure the need is there before making the investment, here are five surefire signs you should purchase a new commode. Wobbling Is your toilet wobbling?
2 February 2017
The average water heater will last approximately 8 to 10 years, which means you may need to replace yours soon if you have had it this long. If your water heater stops working or if it is highly inefficient, you may want to shop around to find the best one to replace it with. As you look for a new one, you may wonder if you should choose a tankless system.
25 October 2016
Buying a house that has been vacant from a property-tax auction can be a great way to get a home at a low price. If you are buying the house at a tax auction, you won't be able to inspect the interior of the house beforehand. If the previous owner did not take measures to properly winterize the home, there could be a lot of plumbing problems you would have to deal with.
23 September 2016
When people talk about water pressure, the conversation often centers around low water pressure and the problems it can cause. However, high water pressure can also cause its own set of problems, including those that result in expensive damage. That is why you should know what to do if your home's water pressure is above normal. Below are some of the ways you can tell if your water pressure is too high, the negative effects this can have on your plumbing, and what can be done to alleviate the problem.
17 August 2016
Maintaining your home's appeal, value, and function can be challenging. From the basic upkeep of the interior to ensuring your home's exterior and landscaping is in good condition, it is easy to see how you may feel overwhelmed at times. While you may place importance on these tasks, you should also focus on your home's drains. Clogs are common, so you most likely already know how to use a plunger to remove this annoying issue.
15 July 2016
While there are times when your toilet smells, it shouldn't be an all-the-time thing. If you walk into the bathroom and can smell a scent around your toilet bowl, you may find yourself wondering what it is you are smelling and why you are smelling it. Here are three reasons why your toilet smells and how you can go about eliminating the stench. The Toilet Tank is Not Clean If you smell a urine-like odor in your bathroom, you may clean the bathroom, paying particular attention to the seal around the floor of the toilet and the toilet bowl.
23 February 2016
If you suspected a crack in your plumbing, you likely called in a plumber to correct the problem. While you may be expecting them to replace the pipe, you may be shocked when you here them recommend a trenchless pipe repair or replacement procedure. This is a term you may not be familiar with. Trenchless plumbing repairs are relatively new and are available thanks to advancements in technology over the past couple of decades.
10 November 2015
If you expect overnight guests soon, and your bathtub drain keeps clogging up, you can unclog it fast with baking soda, dish detergent and vinegar. Bathtub drains don't just clog up with hair. The drains can also develop sticky blockages from the chemicals found in your hair conditioners and bath oils. If you don't remove the problems right away, they can eventually damage your plumbing system. Unclog your bathtub and keep it unclogged with these two easy steps below.
23 September 2015
Just like with your car, regular maintenance and simple observations will tell you when it is time to have a tech out to your home-- before it dies completely. Your Bills Seem Awfully High This Winter Your furnace will naturally become less efficient as it ages, but this process takes years. Normally, your bills might go up by a few dollars each year. If your bills spike, or they are substantially higher this winter, it may be a sign that your heater is having a hard time keeping up.
19 June 2015
When you move into your first place with a septic system, you might be unfamiliar with the unique care requirements of this type of plumbing system. It's important to remember that anything you put down the drain in your house can affect the septic system. In fact, you may be making some drain-damaging mistakes that you don't realize. Here are a few mistakes that many homeowners make when it comes to septic system management and some tips to avoid them.