Jo Steward

Issues With Your Water Softener? 4 Tips For A Clear View Of The Problem


If you have a water softener installed in your home, you want to make sure that it's functioning properly, especially if the water in your community is on the hard side. You don't want all those harsh minerals in your drinking water. Not only that, but hard water will destroy your plumbing, which leads to costly repairs. To make sure your water softener doesn't fail, you need to watch for the warning signs.

19 November 2018

Three Signs You Need To Replace A Faucet


Faucets are the most common plumbing fixture in your home, and as a result they also see the most day to day use. Just like every other appliance in your home, over time this constant use combined with the general passage of time can lead to degradation, reducing how well your faucets work and also developing some nasty side effects. Understanding some of the warning signs associated with a faucet that isn't working properly anymore can help you identify when you should talk to a plumbing contractor about installing new faucets within your home.

26 September 2018

3 Smart Ways To Control & Stop Plumbing Leaks


No one really wants to deal with a plumbing leak. A leaking pipe can cause a lot of damage and be a pain to fix, which is why you need to know what you can do to reduce the chance of a leaking pipe developing in the first place. #1 Install a Flow Sensor Flow sensors are relatively new devices that can be installed and attached to specific points in your plumbing, such as to the pipes that run to your kitchen sink or to your washing machine.

27 August 2018

Why The Life Cycle Of Your A/C System Matters


As with almost any system in your home, knowing where an air conditioning unit is at in its life cycle makes a difference in how you'll deal with. The age of a system tells you a lot about its level of efficiency, expectations for long-term survival and need for maintenance. These are the concerns you should have at each stage. New You'll likely never be happier with a unit than just after the air conditioning installation contractor has fired it up for the first time.

21 July 2018

Don't Let Your Fourth Of July Festivities Ruin Your Drains


Anytime you get families or friends together, it'll be a good time. However, if you're having a Fourth of July barbecue at your place, you'll also have to take care that nothing in the house is ruined by the party atmosphere. You're likely to have an eye on the food, your glasses, and your furniture, but it's also wise to think about the bathroom and kitchen drains that will get a lot of action.

18 July 2018

Does Your Commercial Property Flood? What To Do Right Now To Stay Above Water


If you have substantial drainage problems at your commercial property and the sump pump in the crawl or basement of the property can't keep up with heavy rainfalls or melting snow,  you want to call commercial plumbing specialists. You want to make sure that you don't have to stress every time that it rains or whenever the snow starts to melt. Talk with the plumbers and land contractors about these different things to ensure that this doesn't continue to be a problem.

25 June 2018

3 Helpful Resources To Utilize For Clogged Drains


Having a clogged drain in the house can prevent you from doing some pretty important activities, including cleaning the dishes and washes your hands. If one or a couple of drains in your home are in fact clogged, you can utilize these resources for effective removal. Hot Water If your drains are not too clogged up, then you may not even need to use special equipment. Sometimes the only thing required for minor clogs is some hot water from the bathroom or kitchen sink.

4 June 2018

3 Liquids That May Help To Clear A Clog In Your Drain


If you have a clog in your drain, water may slowly drain, or it may not drain away at all. When this occurs, most people are quick to reach for chemical drain cleaners. However, while effective at removing many types of clogs, chemical drain cleaners can take a toll on your pipes. And if the clog isn't cleared, it is a hazard if you have to bring in a plumber to clear the clog.

11 May 2018

3 Vital Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Plumbing Contractor


Have you recently bought a home, only to now discover that there is an issue with the plumbing? Or have you had the home for a while and have recently noticed an issue with the plumbing? Whether you've had the home for a while or you only just bought it, problems with the plumbing can be frustrating, at the very least. Without working plumbing, it can be difficult or even impossible to continue living in the home until the issue is fixed.

21 April 2018

How To Fix Your Annoying Bathroom Faucet Leak And Stop Your Money From Dripping Down The Drain


A leaking bathroom faucet is not only annoying — it can significantly increase your monthly water bill if left to drip constantly. The leak will also get worse over time until it's fixed due to the way compression faucets work. Common in older bathrooms, compression faucets use a washer to prevent water from leaking into the faucet head. Over time, all the shearing force from rotating the rubber washer against metal will degrade it, causing it to wear away.

5 April 2018