Monthly Archives: August 2011

A How To Guide On Buying a Water Heater

August 31st, 2011|

Your water heater is a vital appliance in your home. You depend on it to work every day, to provide your home with hot water for bathing, cooking and cleaning.

When your water heater fails and you have to purchase a new one, you may not know where to begin. With so many available models, the […]

Pullout Kitchen Faucets

August 26th, 2011|

How many times of the day do you use your kitchen sink?

Whether you realize it or not, your kitchen sink is an integral part of your daily life. You use the kitchen sink every day for a variety of reasons. You wash your hands, clean your dishes, fill up pitchers or cooking pots, rinse vegetables, […]

What Are Plumbing Pipes Made Out Of?

August 24th, 2011|

Your house is nothing more than a system, using pipes, lines and wires to make it run effectively. When everything is working, you probably don’t give it a second thought. But if one thing goes wrong, you will quickly find out how much you depend on those pipes, lines and wires.

Your plumbing is a vital […]

The Evolution Of Shower Heads

August 18th, 2011|

The next time you are standing under the water streaming from your shower, take a closer look. Have you ever wondered how showerheads came into existence? After all, people have been bathing in tubs and basins for centuries. When did someone decide that having a fresh flow of water pouring down was a good idea?

While […]

How To Determine If Your Main Plumbing Line Is Clogged

August 17th, 2011|

When you notice that your kitchen sink is draining slowly or your toilet is overflowing quite often, you obviously know you have a plumbing problem. Yet what you don’t know is exactly how big the problem could be. It could be a simple clog in your kitchen drain or the pipes beneath your toilet. Or […]

The Do’s and Don’ts Of Adding A Gas Line Into Your Home

August 12th, 2011|

There are many reasons why you might need an additional gas line installed in your home. Perhaps you bought a gas stove to replace your electric stove or you need to install a new gas water heater. No matter what the reason is for the installation of a gas line, there are a few things […]

Green Plumbing Tips

August 10th, 2011|

As the country becomes more aware of the impact we have on the environment, more people are trying to live a green life. Going green can involve many things, such as simply shutting off lights and installing low-flow showerheads, to installing solar panels and driving a hybrid car. No matter what level of green living […]

What If Your Drain Smells?

August 5th, 2011|

When you walk into your kitchen and smell an odor that resembles sewage, do not panic. The smell does not necessarily mean that you have a busted pipe that is leaking sewage in or under your home. The odor could be coming from your drain. Sometimes drains can start to allow sewer gas to leak […]

How to Extend the Life of Your Water Heater

August 4th, 2011|

We all appreciate the convenience of hot water for showers, dishes, laundry, and so much more.  Water heaters are responsible for this wonderful convenience, but they usually are ignored unless there is an issue.  So, is there a way to take better care of your water heater to extend its functional lifespan?  Here are a […]