Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

3 Easy Ways to Spot Plumbing Scams and Avoid Them

Posted on: February 25th, 2014 by Nick W

Plumbing is a complex skill that requires extensive training and expertise, and it’s always best to leave it to professionals. Most of these professionals will go out of their way to fix problems with your pipes quickly and efficiently while saving you money, but there are always those few plumbers who are in the business of taking […]

Keep Damage to a Minimum with an Emergency Home Plumbing Kit

Posted on: January 20th, 2014 by Nick W

They say that plumbing issues should always be left to professionals, but what happens when you discover a problem with your pipes that requires immediate attention? You can’t just call a plumber and do nothing else while you have a burst pipe or a backed-up septic system making a mess in your home, can you? […]

Checklist for Winterizing A Vacant Home

Posted on: January 7th, 2014 by Nick W

Checklist for Winterizing A Vacant Home A Snowbirds Checklist to Winterizing Your Vacant Home Before You Fly South A lot of people like to head South once winter arrives, but what happens to their homes during this time. In many cases, these homes are left vacant for several months, and if they aren’t properly winterized […]

How to Keep Your Pipes from Freezing in the Winter

Posted on: January 5th, 2014 by Nick W

It can happen to anyone during a cold winter. You turn on the faucet of your bathroom or kitchen sink only to find that nothing is coming out. Maybe there’s a tiny trickle of water, but for all intents and purposes, your pipes are blocked. This can happen for a number of reasons, but when […]

3 Signs You’re Ready for Water Heater Replacement BEFORE it Breaks

Posted on: November 13th, 2013 by Nick W

Water Heater Replacement 101 Your water heater may be one of the most important components of your home’s plumbing system, and it certainly is the most expensive. Naturally, you should do all you can to make sure that your water heater is in working order, but if you have an old unit it may come […]

Toilet Repair Tips for Leaking Toilets

Posted on: August 2nd, 2013 by Nick W

A leaking toilet can be a serious problem in a household, but unlike many other plumbing problems, it is relatively easy to fix. Leaks can be caused by a few different things, some of which will call for the expertise of a licensed plumber, but this step-by-step guide should be able to solve the problem […]

How to choose a reliable plumber

Posted on: August 1st, 2013 by Nick W

As a homeowner, chances are that you will need the services of a plumber at some point. Plumbing is generally the kind of trade that should be left to professionals, but not all plumbers will provide you with the same service. There are plumbers who operate out of small family-owned businesses that have a sense […]

Do Low-Flow Toilets Really Work?

Posted on: August 1st, 2013 by Nick W

Although the design of the siphon-flush toilet hasn’t changed all that much since it was invented in the 19th Century, there was an attempt in the mid-1990s to reduce the amount of water that toilets used after water conservation laws went into effect throughout the United States. Until then, toilets could use up to seven […]

Your Dripping Hose Faucet Is Costing You Money!

Posted on: June 24th, 2013 by Nick W

That drip in your backyard is doing more than watering the grass beneath your hose faucet.  It is also costing you money!  The most obvious expense that comes from a leaking hose faucet is the overwhelming water bill that you get at the end of the month.  But you risk much higher costs unless you […]