Monthly Archives: August 2012

What if Your Basement Smells Like a Sewer?

August 31st, 2012|

If you have ever walked into your basement and you were confronted with the aroma of a sewer, panic probably sets in. How do you determine where the smell is coming from and what it is?

There are several common culprits to look for when this occurs.

The two most common areas of the sewer smell are […]

How Lemon Juice can Unclog your Drain Naturally

August 30th, 2012|

Homeowners are constantly trying to find natural alternatives to traditional cleaners and household products. If you don’t want to use harsh chemicals to clean your sink, why would you want to put them down the drain to work on a clog?

While there are a variety of commercial products available, reading the list of ingredients often […]

Hot Water Heater Shut Off Procedures

August 24th, 2012|

Your hot water heater is one of the most useful appliances in your home. It provides you with hot water for cooking, laundry, cleaning, and bathing. Without it, you would be stuck trying to find another way to have hot water, such as heating it on the stove.

Your hot water heater saves you precious time […]

Garbage Disposal Tips To Prevent Drain Cleaning Tomorrow

August 23rd, 2012|

A garbage disposal is a handy appliance to have in your kitchen. It helps to make your life just a little bit easier. Instead of tossing leftovers into the trash, you can simply dispose of them down the sink and into the drain.

A garbage disposal is a great time-saver and anything that can buy you […]

The Basics of Backflow Prevention

August 17th, 2012|

Water is the essence of life. Without water, we cannot bathe, wash our clothing or cook. Without water, we simply cannot survive – it is essential to our very being.

We get our water through the water systems of individual cities. The water travels from the source through the treatment center and then into our homes. […]

How To Choose The Right Size Water Heater

August 16th, 2012|

A water heater is an essential appliance for your home. It provides the hot water you use for cooking, cleaning and bathing.

Whether you are building a new home, or replacing a water heater that is old or no longer working, one of the first things you will be faced with is determining the right water […]

How To Retrieve An Item That Falls Down The Drain

August 10th, 2012|

It happens to the best of us – while taking a shower or washing dishes, you remove your favorite ring, only to accidentally knock it into the drain. Even the most cautious person can forget about their jewelry as they bathe or scrub pots and pans. If you ever experience losing an item down the […]

Safety Tips For Your Plumbing Tasks

August 9th, 2012|

Plumbing repairs can be complex enough to need a professional or they can be simple enough to do it on your own. For the complex plumbing repairs, you should always call in the pros, unless you are highly skilled in plumbing. For the easier repairs, you can make them yourself – just remember to follow […]

Why Your Tap Water May Smell Funny

August 3rd, 2012|

When it comes to tap water, a little smell can go a long way.  A bit of an off scent to the water, and we are immediately suspicious of it’s trustworthiness…or drinkability.  Sometimes, this smell is unavoidable.  In certain cities, municipal water maintains a slight odor as a result of the treatment process.

While the cause […]

When Should You Get A Plumbing Permit?

August 2nd, 2012|

Whether it’s a DIY job or a contracted deal, no one likes dealing with the paperwork associated with any fixer-upper project.  Unfortunately, even though we don’t care for them, permits and other necessary paperwork are intended for our safety.  So, if you are considering a plumbing project, how do you know if you need a […]