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Plumbing Tips and Advice (154)

Does Your Home Have Enough Water Pressure?

Posted on: March 27, 2018

If your home’s water pressure doesn’t seem strong enough there are a number of possible causes. First, if the water pressure is only low in a few places, such as a shower head or faucet, it could be that the shower head or faucet aerator are clogged with mineral deposits. Soaking the fixture in vinegar […]

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How Often Should I Flush My Water Heater Tank?

Posted on: February 22, 2018

If you have a tank-style gas or electric water heater you can extend the lifespan of the unit by regularly flushing the tank to remove sediment build-up that can reduce heating efficiency and shorten the lifespan of the unit. Sediment is caused by minerals in the water that accumulate at the bottom of the tank. […]

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The Advantages of UV Water Treatment

Posted on: February 20, 2018

While municipal water treatment is able to meet water quality standards, many homeowners are looking for safer, more effective solutions to guard against chlorine-resistant microorganisms like Giardia and Cryptosporidium which can cause serious health problems. One of the best solutions for removing biological contaminants from drinking water is UV water purification. A UV water purifier […]

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What Causes Gurgling Drain Noises?

Posted on: February 6, 2018

If you’re hearing gurgling sounds after using your sink, shower or toilet, there are several possible causes. The most common cause of slow clearing drains is an obstruction caused by a build-up of grease or waste on the inside of the pipe. A thorough drain cleaning using a drain snake or water jetting can clear […]

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Tips to Clean & Deodorize Your Drains

Posted on: January 4, 2018

Keeping your drains clean will not only help remove the buildup that can lead to clogged drains and sewer line problems, it can also reduce the unpleasant odors caused by food waste in kitchen drains. If water starts to drain slowly, we recommend trying natural methods rather than store-bought chemical cleaners that can present a […]

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What’s the Best Garbage Disposal for My Kitchen?

Posted on: December 21, 2017

When it comes time to replace your old under sink garbage disposal there are a number of things to consider. Not all disposals work the same way and its important to choose the right amount of horsepower for your needs. You’ll also want to consider factors like durability, noise levels, price, and brand reputation. The […]

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The ABC’s of Plumbing – Energy Factor

Posted on: December 12, 2017

If you’re planning on replacing your old water heater, one of the most important things to consider is how efficiently it will produce hot water. To make it easier for consumers to compare water heaters and select the most energy efficient model, the US Department of Energy has developed a standard for residential water heaters, […]

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What’s The Best Kind of Water Heater for My Home?

Posted on: December 5, 2017

What’s the Best Kind of Water Heater? When choosing a new water heater for your home there are more choices than ever. Here’s a comparison of the most common types of water heater and the advantages and disadvantages of each style. Electric Tank Water Heater Heats and stores water using electricity Purchase Cost (less installation): […]

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Hi-Tech Bathroom Features That Add Luxury and Convenience

Posted on: November 25, 2017

As technology makes its way further into our everyday lives, our homes are becoming more connected and hi-tech than ever. The bathroom is just the latest room in the home the take the leap into the future. Here are some of the tech features you can add to your bathroom. Hi-Tech Showers Set the perfect […]

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How Much Water Could You Be Saving In Your Home?

Posted on: November 23, 2017

97 percent of the earth’s water is salt water, leaving only 3 percent of the earth’s water fit for human consumption. While water is a renewable resource, the best way to ensure there will be enough fresh water in the future is to start conserving water today. The average U.S. family uses 127,000 gallons of […]

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