Finding Plumbing Issues Early

  • Finding the Source of a Water Leak in Your Home

    20 July 2015

    Finding out where a leak is located is half the battle in having it repaired. Here is how to check your meter to see if there is a leakage problem along with some spots to check for leaking, saving you time for a plumber to do the work. This in turn saves you money on the labor charge for having a professional find the leak. Testing Your Meter The first step you should do when you suspect a water leak, is to check to see if your meter continues to run when you are not using any water at all.

  • Is A Solar-Powered Water Heater Right For You?

    15 July 2015

    If you're looking for ways to reduce your energy consumption and your monthly utility bills, as many families are, you may have considered switching your traditional water heating system for a solar-powered system. Such systems collect (free) energy from the sun's rays and use it to power a water heater. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, this type of system can save the average homeowner up to 50 percent on their water heating bill.

  • 6 Top Avoidable Reasons Your Air Conditioner Breaks Down

    15 July 2015

    Getting stuck with a broken-down air conditioner on a hot summer day is not something anyone looks forward to. Fortunately, you can actually prevent a lot of needless repair by taking care of simple things before they become budget-breaking problems.   Dirty Air Filter It's such a simple task, but dirty air filters are the most common reason for air conditioners that cool poorly or break down. A clogged air filter restricts air flow and makes your unit run longer and harder than it has to.

  • Finding The Hidden Water Shutoff Valves Before You Have A Plumbing Emergencies

    14 July 2015

    You can deal with many plumbing emergencies by first turning off the shutoff valve at whichever water source gives you problems. Unfortunately, that's not always so easy when you're looking at simultaneous issues or if you don't know where to find the valve. The World of Shutoff Valve Locations You have to get to the valve before rising water can make a mess. That's why it's important to know their locations.

  • 3 Tips For Joining PVC Pipes

    9 July 2015

    Many homeowners choose to complete minor plumbing repairs themselves rather than hire a professional in order to save money. If you have a plumbing job that requires you to replace some PVC pipes, learning the correct way to join PVC pipes together can help you avoid leaks in the future. Here are three tips to keep in mind the next time you are trying to join PVC pipes in the future.

  • Is A Tankless Water Heater Worth The Money?

    8 July 2015

    Tankless water heaters, or instantaneous water heaters are drawing a lot of hype as a new product on the market. Though widely used by many countries around the world, they have yet to catch on in mainstream American homes. The idea is that water is heated only as it's needed, and ideally you would never run out of hot water or pay for a large tank of water to be heated just to sit there as happens with a conventional water heater.

  • About Dealing With A Backed Up Sewer Line In A House

    7 July 2015

    Does the water in your toilets bubble up and drain slow out of plumbing fixtures? There may be a major problem with the main sewer line that requires the attention of an emergency plumber, as you can end up with sewerage in your home. In this article, learn how a backed up sewer line can cause problems and what might need to be done about it. How Can a Backed Up Sewer Line Cause Problems?