Monthly Archives: June 2011

Does My Home Need Repiping

June 30th, 2011|

As you move through your busy days, you probably don’t think much about your plumbing. We take the modern conveniences of plumbing for granted.  We turn on the faucet or the shower and expect the water to be there and be the right temperature.

Like everything though, eventually, the pipes in your home will start to […]

Are Flushable Wipes Really Flushable?

June 28th, 2011|

Taking care of your “business” in the bathroom is not exactly dinnertime conversation. People tend to avoid any type of discussion that delves deeper than simply “using the bathroom”. However, if you’ve watched any television in the past few months, you know companies are now promoting flushable wipes, something once reserved for babies, now handy […]

What To Do With Your Old Prescription Drugs

June 23rd, 2011|

The last time you looked in your medicine cabinet you probably noticed a smorgasbord of medicines. Generally, a medicine cabinet contains everything from aspirin and ibuprofen to sinus medications and cough syrup. Somewhere in the mix, there is a pretty good chance that you have a few prescription medications too.

And because the medicine cabinet is […]

5 Plumbing Tips for an Aging in Place Remodel

June 20th, 2011|

As homeowners age, they are rejecting the idea of moving to a stark, sterilized institution.  Many aging homeowners are choosing rather to remodel their current home to accommodate their changing health needs.  What are the top 5 plumbing tips homeowners can apply to their changing needs?

1. No threshold showers – Showers are a common feature […]

How Well Do You Know Your Plumbing?

June 17th, 2011|

Your home’s plumbing is essential to your quality of life. With backed-up plumbing, you face potential contaminations, high repair bills, and a loss of the simpler things, like taking a bath. The key to keeping your plumbing operating at its best is to understand it. Knowledge is your best weapon against future plumbing problems. The […]

Why Does Water Quality Change?

June 10th, 2011|

Have you ever gone on vacation to another city, and found the drinking water to be terrible? It tastes bad, it smells funny, or leaves an aftertaste in your mouth. So you buy bottled water for the rest of your visit.

Why does the water quality change from city to city? We’re here in America, how […]

Keeping Your Faucets Clean With Environmentally Friendly Products

June 8th, 2011|

Cleaning products have come a long way over the years. While you can still find products that contain harsh chemicals, many manufacturing companies have become environmentally conscious. Society understands that every little bit helps and this includes cleaning products.

Just as cars have become more fuel efficient and kinder to the environment, cleaning products have evolved, […]

Ask a Plumber: Common Plumbing Questions about Shutting Off the Water Supply

June 3rd, 2011|

There is a common saying that what you don’t know won’t hurt you.  Well, I’m here to suggest yet another area where this old adage is wrong.  When it comes to your plumbing and your water supply, in an emergency, what you don’t know can hurt you…quite a bit.  Here are a few common questions […]

How To Determine If Your Toilet Is Leaking

June 1st, 2011|

Have you noticed an increase in your water bill recently?

Have you evaluated all of your water habits and determined that there have been no changes from your normal routine?

Have you checked your plumbing for obvious leaks and found none?

Are you at a loss as to why you are using more water?

If you answered yes to […]