Monthly Archives: January 2012

Water Heater Safety Tips

January 27th, 2012|

Water heaters are standard in most residential homes, apartment complexes and mobile homes. They are responsible for converting the cold water that pumps into a home into the hot water used for washing clothes, dishes and ourselves. Even though these heat-producing cylinders are fairly commonplace, they are also a bit of a mystery for many […]

How Much Water Is Your Home Wasting?

January 26th, 2012|

Water is life. Without water, you cannot physically live. Without water, you cannot cook, bathe, clean your home, or wash the laundry.

Supplying enough water to meet the needs of billions of people is difficult. It is even more difficult when water is wasted. You can help by finding ways to reduce the amount of water […]

Preventing the Hot Water Shock

January 20th, 2012|

Imagine being in the middle of a perfectly warm shower. The temperature is just right and you are in a relaxing environment to end a stressful day. Suddenly your perfect moment is interrupted by a blast of cold water or extremely scalding hot water. This is what is known as hot water shock and it […]

Tips That Can Help You Hire The Best Plumber

January 19th, 2012|

Plumbing repairs can be a difficult, timely and messy process.  No one wants to add to the stress of the situation by choosing the wrong plumber for the job.  Since you don’t have a handy plumber in your speed dial, how do you go about finding the right plumber the first time?

Get organized – Before […]

Adding A Steam Shower To Your Bathroom Redesign

January 13th, 2012|

On these cold winter mornings, nothing feels better than standing underneath a stream of hot water before you get ready for the day.

Now imagine coming home in the evenings and finding the perfect way to take away the stresses of the day. Push a button in your shower stall, sit back on the bench, and […]

Are Tankless Water Heaters Worth It?

January 12th, 2012|

Everyone is looking for ways to reduce their home energy budget in today’s economy. While small things, like replacing old lightbulbs, can amount to a huge savings over the course of a year; finding large, one time changes may make more sense. So many people naturally turn to the one thing they use every day: […]

10 Things That Will Ruin Your Plumbing

January 6th, 2012|

No one wants to face expensive but avoidable plumbing repairs.  For those of us who aren’t plumbers, here are a few things to watch out for.

Putting grease down the sink -Please don’t put grease down the drain.  Even with hot water and soap, grease can build up over time causing problems with your pipes.

Using your […]

Should My Hot Water Heater Tank Be Running All The Time?

January 5th, 2012|

You are very familiar with the sounds of your home, the drone of the refrigerator, the hum of the heater, the buzz of the lights.  These are the little white noises that comprise our day.  One of these familiar sounds is the occasional sound of the water heater running.  But what happens when this sound […]