Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Do’s and Don’ts of Working With A Professional Plumber

April 29th, 2011|

When it comes to plumbing, the best choice is usually the professional choice.

Plumbing is not as easy as it looks, especially when the project is complicated. Depending on your skill level, you may attempt easy repairs, like a leaky faucet or a running toilet. However, for those difficult projects, hiring a pro is the best […]

How Do You Know If You Need a Water Softener?

April 28th, 2011|

The NSF tells us that most households today have hard water to some degree.  But how do you know if your home is in that majority?  More importantly, how do you know if your water is hard enough to warrant a water softener?

First, let’s consider a few questions to help you determine if you might […]

Earth Day 2011 – Do Your Part for Global Conservation

April 22nd, 2011|

April 22, 2011 is a very special day for conservationists.  April 22 is the date for the annual observation of Earth Day.  This year, celebrate our planet and do something green in observation of Earth Day.  Need ideas on how you can contribute to the green movement?  Here are a few suggestions to get you […]

Improving Toilets One At A Time

April 21st, 2011|

Unclean drinking water is a problem in many areas of the world. There are plenty of organizations that focus on bringing safe water to these areas. While this is a wonderful cause because water is a life-giving force, one subject is often overlooked: lack of proper sanitation.

Lack of proper sanitation is a serious problem in […]

How to Find Out if You Have a Water Leak

April 15th, 2011|

A leaky faucet is easy enough to diagnose, but do you know how the rest of your water system is doing?  You could easily be throwing money away paying for water that is wasted through a leak.  Thankfully, there is a relatively simple method to determine if you have a leak and where it might […]

7 Facts About Water Heaters

April 14th, 2011|

Your water heater is an essential appliance in your home. Without it, you would have to resort to “old school” methods of heating your water, such as heating pots of water on the stove. Since this is not the Stone Age, having a water heater is a necessary luxury, making life easier. Whether you are […]

How To Find And Shut Off A Water Main

April 8th, 2011|

When you find yourself standing in two inches of water in your bathroom, your first reaction might be to panic. After all, water is pouring out from under the sink and you have no idea how to turn it off. Your mind will race, trying to decide what to do. You may even try plugging […]

How Dangerous Sewage Can Be

April 7th, 2011|

Do you ever stop to consider what happens when you flush a toilet, take a shower, or wash the dishes?  The wastewater flows down the drain and out of your home, but what happens to it then?

Modern plumbing consists of a complex series of pipes, lifts, and treatment plants, but what is the significance of […]

When DIY Plumbing Projects Turn Into Something More

April 1st, 2011|

When your plumbing starts acting odd or you finally decide to add that additional bathroom, you may be in need of a plumber. If you are handy with tools, you are likely to handle the project on your own. Millions of people do their own “handyman” projects with no trouble. The problem with approaching plumbing […]