It's just a leaky faucet, a single maddening drip that radiates its sound throughout the house and drives up your water bill ever so slightly. But that leaky faucet is driving you mad, so if you are like most homeowners, you will grab a wrench or two, Google a few ideas, and get to work. The fact is, fixing a leaky faucet is probably one of those mundane plumbing tasks that any homeowner feels equipped enough to handle, but the outcome of those efforts can be disastrous even still.
23 February 2017
If you love to take advantage of new technology to improve your life and/or safeguard your home, then it is important to learn about the new advances in plumbing technology that can protect your home from plumbing disasters. You likely know that a leaky pipe or, even worse, a pipe that bursts can cause massive water damage in your home in the matter of just minutes. However, you may not realize that there are now many plumbing products on the market today that use technology to help detect small leaks in your home pipes quickly before they become large ones that destroy parts of your home and other devices that safeguard your home from the damage that can occur when a dishwasher or home washing machine overflows.
22 February 2017
Most homeowners are rightly concerned with heading off any significant problems before they become disasters. Unfortunately, many proud new owners are left utterly in the dark when it comes to avoiding some of the biggest plumbing disasters. Listen in on advice on avoiding 3 particularly problematic plumbing pains. 1. The Burst Pipe and Absolutely No Shutoff Pipes break for all kinds of reasons. Most commonly they freeze and burst because some listless newbie forgot to disconnect the garden hose or to leave the faucet dripping during a cold snap.
6 February 2017
If you have recently moved into your first home, then you may be an inexperienced homeowner. While you will typically learn about home repairs and maintenance tasks through experience, you still should be prepared for emergency situations. A burst water pipe is one of the situations that may occur if you live in an area that experiences cold winters. If a pipe bursts, you should contact an emergency plumber. There are certain things that you should do before the plumber arrives though.
30 November 2016
If you have been experiencing issues with low water pressure from your well pump, there could be a number of reasons this is happening. One of the issues might simply be that the pressure switch on your pump is bad. These switches tend to fail over time, and you can have yours tested and replaced if necessary. If this does not fix the issue, though, you might want to consider getting a booster pump installed.
10 October 2016
In just one week, it's easy to see how fast laundry can pile up in a home. Figuring out a system for getting laundry done and folding can help save time and hassle. Along with planning schedules, there are multiple upgrades you can have installed in a laundry room. Aside from the main washer hook-ups, a plumber can upgrade a laundry room with three other upgrades. Each of these upgrades will make it easy for your family to complete laundry and keep the area as clean as possible.
20 July 2016
Over the years, most drains will clog once or twice. If you find your bathtub drain just keeps clogging, than you might need to do more than just buy another bottle of drain cleaner. There are several reasons why a bathtub drain won't stay clear, and here are a few. Cast Iron Pipes Are Nearing the End of Their Life If your home was built before 1970, it is very likely that your plumbing is made of cast iron.
28 January 2016
Having a garbage disposal in your kitchen sink can be very helpful for cleaning up kitchen messes--until it stops working. A garbage disposal can stop working for several reasons, but it typically occurs when there is something inside it causing the blades to not be able to move. If you cannot get this problem fixed yourself, you can hire a plumber to fix it, but you might want to try repairing it yourself first.
21 October 2015
If you have a floor drain in your basement that seems to be clogged or water seems to be moving quite slowly through the opening, then it is in your best interest to resolve the issue before your basement floods with water. These drains provide an important function, because they may be connected to a much larger basement waterproofing system. A simple clog removal can be performed to see if you can get the drain moving again.
21 September 2015
Understanding the various tasks necessary to keep your home clean, functional, and appealing is key to protecting your investment. From repairing a leaky faucet to replacing a broken window, maintaining your home can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, you may not be placing sufficient time and energy into your home's plumbing and septic system. Diagnosing and repairing many plumbing and septic issues in your home may be challenging, but learning how to complete these tasks is smart for reducing waste and saving money.
17 September 2015