22 September 2020
Most homes are full of appliances that need regular maintenance. We rely on them to wash our clothes, keep food and air at proper temperatures, and water warm in the home. However, sometimes these appliances don't work as they should. When you find yourself taking a cold shower due to a broken water heater, here are three things you should do: Check the Pilot Light The gas water heater in your home will have a pilot light that should stay lit.
24 August 2020
If you have a lot of skills with home repairs and renovations, you might decide to remodel your bathroom yourself. Completing a do-it-yourself (DIY) project is an excellent way to cut costs during any home project, but there are specific tasks you should never handle yourself. Plumbing is one of these. If you are preparing to handle a DIY bathroom remodeling project, you should hire a plumber for help, and here are some reasons you need a plumber.
21 July 2020
Although most plumbing problems seem like an emergency, very few actually require the immediate services of an after-hours emergency plumber. The following guide can help you decide whether you can wait or whether you need to call the plumber right away. Sewage Backup A sewage backup in your home is always an emergency. In most cases, there is little that you can do to stem the flow of sewage coming up in your drains.
25 June 2020
Hard water can be a nuisance for people who have it, but the problems go far beyond stiff laundry and stained toilets. If you let your hard water stay the way that it is, it could also cause significant problems for your plumbing. Here's what you should know. What Hard Water Is Hard water bothers plenty of people, but many don't actually know what it is. All hard water really is is water that contains too many minerals.
22 May 2020
Commercial drains must be kept running smoothly for the safety and convenience of your clients and staff. Unfortunately, commercial drains often experience heavier usage than a residential drain, so the tactics you know for managing clogs at home won't translate to the office. The following are some of the techniques professionals must use to keep commercial drains clear. Camera Inspections A clogged drain in a commercial building often requires a full camera inspection—especially in larger buildings with multiple floors.
22 April 2020
If you're trying to decide if your home needs a water softener, you may want to think about what hard water does to your plumbing. Hard water can create a lot of issues with your plumbing, so soft water could be worth it for that reason alone. Plus, there are many other benefits of soft water for your home besides just making your water more gentle on your plumbing. Here are some ways hard water can affect your plumbing.
14 March 2020
When something goes wrong with your furnace, it's good to get repairs before major damage occurs. However, you may be wondering how to know if your furnace is malfunctioning when it's still running. Here are some things to watch for. 1. Your Furnace Doesn't Run As Long As It Should When your furnace kicks on, it should run for several minutes before it kicks off. If it seems like your furnace shuts off too soon and turns on and off more frequently than it used to, your furnace might be shutting itself off early as a safety mechanism.
12 February 2020
If your garage has water on the floor that's not draining away, the floor drain could be clogged. Clearing out a clogged garage floor drain is a lot like cleaning out a shower drain, except you may find dirt, decaying matter, and other mysterious debris in a garage drain. Here are some ways to try to clear the drain before you call a plumber for help: Find Out If Water Is Backing Up From The Sewer
15 September 2016
Clogs can be among the more common problems that may arise with your home's plumbing. Sadly, there are many homeowners that fail to appreciate the routine steps that can be taken to help minimize the risk of their drains becoming clogged. To help you protect your plumbing against this problem, it may be wise to consider the following few drain-maintenance tips. Flush the Drains Over the course of time, it is possible for your drains to start to accumulate sticky residues.
14 September 2016
If you live in a single family home that receives city or municipal sewer service, your home has a pipe called a sewer main drain connecting your home to the sewer system. Keeping this pipe in good condition is essential because a blocked sewer main drain can cause significant plumbing problems and result in sewage backing up into your home. If you notice the following symptoms of a sewer main drain blockage, call a plumber as soon as possible for service.