Monthly Archives: July 2011

How Drain Cleaners Work

July 27th, 2011|

When you run the water in your kitchen sink, it can be quite discouraging to notice that the water is not draining. You naturally expect that your plumbing will stay clog-free and drain without fail each and every time you use it.

If you have a clogged drain, there are various ways you can attempt to […]

Problems With Low Flow Toilets And How To Fix Them

July 22nd, 2011|

More people are installing low flow toilets as a way to live life a little bit greener. Low flow toilets use less water than standard toilets. Less water not only saves on your monthly water bill but it is also better for the environment.

However, low flow toilets are not without their problems. Many people have […]

The Many Uses of Caulk

July 21st, 2011|

If you have done any type of home repair, you probably have at least a basic familiarity with the strange cylindrical tubes that dominate one aisle at every home improvement store.  This strange substance (with it’s even stranger delivery system) comes in a wide variety of types and colors with an even wider list of […]

I Have Water In My Basement – Now What?

July 14th, 2011|

Have you survived the drenching rains this past week here across the Denver Metro area? While its great to get the occasional rain shower, adding several inches of rain this past week to already saturated soil is starting to be concerning to many neighborhoods.

It seems once a year the monsoons set in, and the rain […]

Going Green? Maybe A Bidet Is The Answer

July 13th, 2011|

Thinking of going green in your bathroom? Here in Colorado when we think green, we think first of the water supply. Your first thought may be to install a low flow toilet, which is a great start. But what about the resources involved in producing toilet paper, and even the updated flushable wipes?

In many other […]

What is Hard Water?

July 12th, 2011|

You are probably familiar with the term “hard water.”  You may even be familiar with the potential problems it can cause, or the signs you should watch for that indicate hard water.  But, at the end of the day, do you really know what hard water is?

Water’s hardness (or softness) is determined by the presence […]

Does Your Water Heater Have A Problem

July 8th, 2011|

Imagine having to take a bucket down to the creek for water, bringing it back and heating it over an open fire.

Living like our forefathers isn’t something we think much about. Modern conveniences are everywhere, and more than likely you think little about them. Until something goes wrong.

Your water heater is an important part of […]