Finding Plumbing Issues Early

  • Tips to Keep Your Home's Drains Flowing Freely

    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.

  • 4 Signs Your Sewer Main Drain Needs Service

    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.

  • 3 Signs of Water Damage Every Homeowner Should Be Looking For

    14 September 2016

    Being a homeowner has a lot of responsibilities. If you are not careful, you can easily find yourself with massive problems because you weren't vigilant in keeping an eye on your house. One silent problem that many people have is flooding. Water damage can be significant damage to your home and can be hard to catch. This is why it is important for homeowners to know the signs that there is leaking water in their home that is causing flooding.

  • 3 Things You Can Do To Keep Your Toilet Safe Before The Plumber Arrives

    14 September 2016

    If you are experiencing issues with your toilet, it is likely in your best interest to call a plumber to come and look at it for you. They will be able to properly diagnose what is wrong with it, and from there they can give you an estimate on how much it is going to cost to repair and how long it is going to take. While having a plumber fix the toilet is great, you often need to be able to know what to do to keep the toilet safe until they arrive.

  • 3 Reasons To Choose A Salt-Free Water Treatment System

    8 July 2016

    When you are deciding between a water treatment system that requires you to regularly supply salt to the filter or one of the salt-free systems, it is important to understand how both systems work. A system with salt in it actually removes calcium and magnesium from your water through a process of ion exchange. This leaves your water feeling slick and allows your water to create more soap bubbles while you are washing.

  • Home Buyers Should Look For Houses With Non-Functional Pools: Here's Why

    3 June 2016

    Are you currently shopping for a new home? Are you trying to find one that has a swimming pool, but that doesn't cost too much? A swimming pool that is in good condition can raise the asking price of a home, possibly making either the down payment or the monthly payments too high. But what if adding a swimming pool didn't actually cost that much extra? If you're looking for ways to save money on your home buying process, here are some reasons why you should consider widening your search to include pools that aren't currently working:

  • 3 Signs You Have A Sewer Line Clog

    5 April 2016

    Are your plumbing appliances acting strangely? Are your toilets refusing to flush or is there a bubbling sound coming from the drain after you finish your shower? If so, you may have a sewer line clog. A sewer line clog is a backup that happens in the main line that drains water and waste from your home to the nearest municipal line. Sewer clogs are usually so deep that they're difficult to remove with traditional clog solutions, such as hot water or drain removal fluids.

  • Two Flushable Items That May Actually Be Clogging Your Pipes

    31 March 2016

    There are a number of personal care items that claim you can flush them down the toilet but may actually cause clogs in your pipes. Here's info about two such items and what you need to do to avoid damaging your plumbing. Flushable Diapers It's a well-known fact that babies go through a lot of diapers; at least 8 per day during the first year of life. Disposable diapers are fairly convenient but have a significant impact on the environment.

  • A Well Pump Issue Could Lead To Low Water Pressure In Your Home

    14 March 2016

    There are few things worse than taking a shower with more of a trickle than a full force stream of water. Low water pressure can cause this type of scenario. If you live in a home that relies on a well to meet your water demand needs, a closer examination of your well pump might be a great place to begin your problem solving efforts. Electrical Issue Begin your investigation at the breaker box.

  • Fixing A Leaky Shower

    18 February 2016

    If the constant dripping of your shower keeps you awake at night, don't put up with it anymore. With a few simple tools and a couple of hours of your time, you can fix that drip. Here are the steps to quiet down that noisy shower. Tools and Supplies for This DIY Project flat-blade screwdriver channellock pliers a couple of rags for clean up From the plumbing supplies or home improvement store: