Contemplating a remodel for the new year? Where should you begin? If you read the home improvement magazines, you know the top rooms to be remodeled are the kitchen and the bathroom – they have the most impact on your life, and will hold or improve the value of your home if you chose to […]
Does your home operate with a septic system? If so, its important to provide regular maintenance to keep everything running efficiently, and avoid bigger problems down the road.
How often a system should be pumped depends on a number of factors:
The size of the tank
The number of people using the tank
How many gray water producing appliances […]
Nothing can be worse than walking into a room and finding a puddle of water. Water damage can quickly add up, so finding the root of the problem and fixing it fast is your only course of action.
Leaky pipes are big problems. But in some cases, it may take a little bit of time to […]
Hiring a plumber isn’t something you do every day. In fact, in most cases its something you do in an unexpected, emergency situation, which makes the process that much more frustrating. You may have been saving money for something else, and all of a sudden you’re hit with a large bill.
Why does a plumber cost […]
There is one appliance in your home that receives its fair share of daily use. Yet chances its not one of the things that makes your list when you talk about remodeling or upgrading.
Its your toilet.
The life expectancy of a toilet can vary greatly, but like everything in our homes, there comes a point in […]
Unfortunately, few things in your home scream emergency quite like a plumbing problem. When a pipe bursts, spraying water all over your home, the last thing you think about is comparison shopping. Instead, you want help fast and you want it NOW.
That’s also the easiest way to get into trouble, paying exorbitant fees for in […]
We’re a society of do-it-yourselfers and quick fixes. If something is broke, we want to fix it fast. And if we can head down to the big box store and pick up a quick fix we can do ourselves, all the better.
While its true that some minor clogs can be fixed quickly with home remedies, […]
With costs for energy rising all the time, and the word “efficiency” attached to everything we do, its easy to see why people can get sucked into a wide array of beliefs when it comes to improving home efficiency. And while many of the “reported” maintenance items will work, many of them are simply myths […]
The arrival of winter and cold weather has the potential to invite a multitude of potential plumbing problems into the home as well. Frozen or cracked pipes, a frigid step into a morning shower, small leaks that quickly escalate into big problems, even sudden bursts which cause flooding throughout your home all can make a […]
If you’ve ever lifted the lid on the tank of your toilet, you’ve most likely seen the toilet float. The toilet float is the device that allows the water to fill the tank without overflowing. Also called the ballcock or float valve, they’ve changed in design over the years from a variety of materials.
Older style […]
It may start out as a tiny drip, or you may instantly have more water than you know what to do with. However, when you have a water leak in your plumbing, timing is everything to avoid devastating consequences down the road.
Tracing a leak in your home can be tricky. But wiping up the water […]