July 17th, 2017
Water heaters can last quite a long time without issues, provided they receive regular preventive maintenance. No amount of care and maintenance, though, can completely eliminate the possibility of issues occurring every once in a while. If you want your water heater to serve you well for as many years as possible, you should make sure that you familiarize yourself with the signs that it’s experiencing problems. The faster you can recognize that your water heater is in trouble, and have it repaired, the better off the system will be. Have a look at some of the most common water heater issues below, and their warning signs.
July 3rd, 2017
The water heater is the unsung hero of many a home throughout the country. It’s a system that all of us rely on daily throughout the year, yet few of us ever actually spend any time considering. All of that demand does have a cost, though, and sooner or later even the best-kept water heater will need to be replaced.
When that time comes, it’s a good idea to know the signs that you need a new system. The following is not a comprehensive list of all the signs that you need a new water heater. It’s a good place to start, though.
June 19th, 2017
Considering what garbage disposals are used for, it can be tempting to think of them as near-invincible appliances. Unfortunately, disposals are just as susceptible to developing problems as any other system. If you don’t take certain steps to protect your disposal, you may end up having to replace it years sooner than you otherwise would. Fortunately, you can make sure that your garbage disposal stays in good shape by following the tips below.
June 5th, 2017
Answer a question for us, and be honest: When was the last time you thought about your plumbing system without it breaking down on you? Most homeowners don’t devote any thought to their plumbing systems unless they develop some kind of problem. If you want to get the best possible return on investment for your plumbing system, though, you need to take some proactive steps. Read on to find out more about how to keep your plumbing system in the best possible shape.
May 22nd, 2017
There are two pipes that are absolutely vital for your home’s plumbing system to operate properly. These are the sewer line and the water line. All water that flows into your home’s plumbing system moves through the water line, while the sewer line removes wastewater to either the septic tank or the city sewer main. Since the entirety of your plumbing system relies on the water line to keep operating, it’s a good idea to make sure that it stays in good condition. Follow these tips to make sure that your water line stays healthy for as long as possible.
May 8th, 2017
There are a lot of various systems that run throughout your home, which you use on a daily basis, without even thinking about them. Your drain and sewer system is one of those. The drains in your home are vital for keeping your plumbing system operating properly. It’s also often neglected, since it doesn’t demand a lot of attention when it’s working properly. If you want to avoid the many problems that neglecting your drains can cause, it’s a good idea to have them cleaned on a fairly regular basis. If you’re not sure whether or not your drains need cleaning, have a look at the warning signs below.
April 24th, 2017
Assuming ideal conditions, the average water heater can last between 10 and 15 years. That’s quite a while, if you think about it, and a good return on your investment. However, that doesn’t mean that your water heater will actually last that long. At least, not if you don’t take certain steps to keep it in good shape for as long as possible. If you want to get the most out of your water heater, and extend its effective lifespan, follow our tips below.
April 10th, 2017
Plumbing problems are some of the worst that a home can deal with, both in terms of how they occur and how much damage they can do. Much of your plumbing system is hidden from view, which means that when problems happen they tend to go unnoticed. That is, until they cause some sort of catastrophic damage that demands a lot more attention.
By then, though, it’s far too late to commence with timely repairs. The best way to make sure that you aren’t caught off-guard by plumbing issues is to make sure that you know what warning signs to look for. That way, you can have the problem repaired faster and keep your system in better condition.
March 27th, 2017
If you have water welling up from under your floor, or from behind a wall, it can be tempting to panic. However, the most important thing you can do during a plumbing emergency is to remain calm and act quickly. If you know what to do, you can limit the damage by a significant amount while you wait for your plumber to show up.
March 13th, 2017
Do us a favor, okay? Close your eyes and think of a water heater for a second. Chances are, the image your mind generates when you do that is of a tank water heater. That is, a large storage tank system that stays operating day and night to maintain a standing supply of hot water. While there are plenty of reasons to install a storage tank water heater in your home, you don’t have to go with that type of system if you don’t want to. There are other kinds of water heater types available on the market, including tankless water heaters. You should have a look at those, as well, to see if they might meet your needs better.