Three Reasons You Should Clean Your Drains Annually


Drain cleaning ensures all the drains from your home are flowing well so that you don't have to worry about backups. In some homes, you may need to commit to annual cleanings for the best benefits. 1. Scum Buildup In some homes, scum simply builds up more quickly inside the drains. Certain types of scum are tackier, which means that the scum itself clings to both the interior of the drain pipe and to any other items that flow by.

24 December 2020

Intallation Tips For A Tankless Water Heater


Upgrading to a tankless water heater means that you must find the perfect location for it. The following installation tips can help. 1. Consider the Clearance Clearance is very important when choosing the best location for the water heater. Tankless heaters are small enough to fit in a closet or large cabinet, but these small spaces are only suitable if they provide enough clearance on all sides of the water heater to allow for proper air circulation.

1 December 2020

Switching Some Pipes Over To PEX? Here Is What To Know About Doing It


Do you have plumbing fixtures in your home that you are looking to upgrade, such as a shower, bathtub, sink, or toilet? You may use this opportunity to upgrade the lines that are running to the fixture from copper to PEX. PEX plumbing offers many benefits over other types of pipe material, and the good news is that you do not have to upgrade your entire home in order to do it.

2 November 2020

Tankless Water Heaters Provide An Endless Supply Of Water And They Can Be Mounted Anywhere


If it will soon be time to replace your old water heater, you might be considering your options. A traditional tank heater is the least expensive choice, but tankless water heaters have some advantages. Here are some things to think about when selecting the right new water heater for your home. You're Tired Of Running Out Of Hot Water If you love extra-long hot baths, you probably have to contend with running out of hot water occasionally, especially if your kids or spouse bathe before it's your turn.

24 September 2020

Check The Condenser Coils When Your AC Isn't Keeping You Cool


If your air conditioner isn't as energy-efficient as it used to be, you'll probably have higher energy bills. If your AC is running longer or working harder to keep you cool, you may want to call an AC repair company to find the source of the problem. High energy bills are bad enough, but the problem might even be damaging your AC. An example is dirty condenser coils. Here's how a simple problem like this can lead to the need for AC repairs and how you can keep this from happening to you.

4 September 2020

Toilet Water Filters — How They Improve Plumbing Systems


If you've installed a water softening filter, you should be enjoying softer hair, skin, and clothes. Water softening filters remove hard minerals that leave your skin and dishes scaley. But is placing a water softening filter on the toilet an extravagance? Hard minerals create scummy, stubborn buildups in the toilet too, requiring plumbing contractors to clean out the jets, tank, and pipes. The following are points to consider when deciding whether to install a toilet water filter.

6 August 2020

5 Reasons to Replace Your Aging Gas Water Heater (Even If It Works)


If your home is connected to a local natural gas network, using a gas-powered water heater to provide for your hot water needs is usually a sound decision. Gas-powered water heaters are significantly cheaper to run than electric models in most areas where natural gas is widely available. Most gas-powered heaters can also be used during power outages.  Gas water heaters are also just as durable and reliable as electric water heaters, and many homeowners have been using the same gas heater for a decade or longer.

8 July 2020

Three Signs It's Time For A New Toilet


Toilets can last for a decade or more, but like anything else, a time comes when they start to break down. If you're wondering when you should absolutely replace your toilet, then check this guide to find out if you're having any of these problems. Constant Grunge Around Toilet Base Toilets tend to accumulate a bit of dust and dirt, but if you regularly scrub the floor at the base of the toilet only for it to get dirty again, you likely have a problem on your hands.

5 June 2020

Think Your Well's Pump Is Failing? Look For These Three Signs


If your home uses a well as its primary source of water, it is important that you stay on top of problems to catch them early on. If not, you could end up in a situation where you do not have working water from your well, making it very difficult to get by until you can have the problem fixed. Here are some problems to look out for that can let you know your well's pump is going to fail soon.

30 April 2020

What To Do If Water Is Leaking From Your Ceiling And It Hasn't Been Raining


Seeing water leaking from your ceiling for any reason can be alarming, but it could strike you as downright bewildering if it hasn't rained lately. Unfortunately, this isn't an entirely uncommon problem for homeowners. If you're going through this issue and don't know what to do, read this quick guide to find out. The Likely Culprit Most ceiling leaks are due to a roof going bad, but if it hasn't been raining, that's clearly not the problem.

22 March 2020