July 16th, 2018
Garbage disposals are great inventions. They make cleanup after cooking a lot more convenient, and generally make things easier around the kitchen in a number of ways. They’re not invincible, though, and that’s an important thing to realize for homeowners who often take them for granted.
If you expose your garbage disposal to the wrong materials, you’ll be surprised at how quickly it starts to develop some serious issues. Have a look at the following things that you should never put in your garbage disposal if you want it to last as long as possible.
July 2nd, 2018
Plumbing emergencies are thankfully pretty rare, but they’re not unheard of. Unfortunately, even one plumbing emergency can cause thousands of dollars’-worth of damage and make your life quite a bit harder in general. You can’t fully prevent problems from occurring, but there are things you can do to protect your home as much as possible. Read the following tips to ensure that plumbing emergencies are few and far between, and that you are prepared for them when they do occur.
June 18th, 2018
Water heaters are pretty sturdy systems, but even they can develop issues from time to time. Hopefully, you’ve been scheduling preventive maintenance services on a regular basis to ensure that your system stays in good shape. Whether you do or not, though, you need to keep an eye out for any signs that the system is malfunctioning. The following are a few common water heater issues and their symptoms.
June 4th, 2018
The drains in the average home are subjected to quite a lot of abuse by their owners. Not to say that homeowners are going out of their way to destroy their drain system. However, they often do either take actions that are bad for the drains or neglect to take actions that are good for them. If you’re interested in keeping your drains in good condition for as long as possible, you should follow the tips below.
May 21st, 2018
Plumbing pipes are built to last, but they don’t last forever. Even with regular maintenance and prompt repairs, the pipes will eventually need to be replaced with new ones. If you’re unlucky enough to be in an area prone to certain issues, you may end up having to repipe parts of your home earlier than you thought. Have a look below at some of the various problems that can prompt a need for repiping in your home.
May 7th, 2018
Plumbing systems may take a long time to develop issues, but when they do they’re often serious. If you don’t want a pipe rupture turning your second floor into a swamp, or lime scale strangling your water pressure throughout the house, you’re going to need to take some proactive steps. By the time you notice that your plumbing system is in trouble, it’s often too late to prevent all of the damage. Follow the tips below to make sure that your plumbing system stays as healthy as possible for as long as possible.
April 23rd, 2018
We’re going to bet that you don’t think about the drains in your home all that often. That’s okay. Not many people do. However, it’s important to note that if you don’t keep your drains in good shape they can cause a variety of issues for you in the long run. You need to know when to call for professional drain cleaning services, so that your drains can be as healthy and efficient as possible. Have a look at the following signs that it’s time for professional drain cleaning services.
April 9th, 2018
Plumbing pipes are selected mainly for their longevity and resistance to issues. Copper piping, which has been the standard in most areas across the country for half a century, can last for decades under the right circumstances. If you want to get as many years as possible out of your plumbing pipes, though, you’re going to need to take certain steps to keep them healthy. Let’s go over some of those steps now.
March 26th, 2018
Spring is a great time of year for many things, and a horrible time of year for others. Not to put a damper on the season (har har) but spring means storms. Those storms can cause all kinds of water damage to your home if you don’t know how to protect it.
Now, if you have a vulnerable part of your home, chances are you already have a sump pump installed in it. To be frank, we can’t imagine why you’d be reading a blog on sump pump maintenance if you didn’t already have a sump pump that needed maintaining. Anyway, if you haven’t already had your sump pump professionally checked out, now is definitely the time to do it.
March 12th, 2018
Ever have a drain clog on you? Of course you have. We all have. Clogged drains, whether it’s the shower, or the sink, are always frustrating to deal with. Unfortunately, they’re also often resolved in the worst possible fashion by homeowners who think they’re going about it the right way.
Most homeowners use store bought drain cleaners to quickly get rid of whatever it is that is preventing their drains from draining. This is a horrible thing for the health of a drain system, yet it’s the most common way to deal with it. Let’s have a look at why exactly it’s such a bad idea to use store-bought drain cleaners on your drains, and what you should do instead.