Posts in Plumbing
Quick Tips for Handling a Plumbing Emergency

Plumbing emergencies happen all the time, whether you own an older home or a newer one. The most common plumbing issues are water pipe leaks and plumbing fixture leaks. Dealing with a water leak can be a pain, and it can become worse if there is water damage to other parts of your home. However, if you prepare yourself on how to handle a water leak then it can prevent further damage and help you protect your home.

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French Drain – What is it and Why Should I Consider Installing One?

While we are past the peak of our rainy season, we still continue to have moderate rain levels throughout the year. If the outside of your home or your basement is prone to flooding, you should consider having a French drain installed.

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Using Bleach to Remove Bathroom Mold – Yay or Nay?

Bleach may seem like the perfect solution when you find mold in your bathroom, but you will want to reconsider using it when you find out it’s not as perfect as it seems to be. Chlorine bleach is a biocide substance that should be used to destroy living organisms; however, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says that using a biocide is not recommended for mold cleanup because bleach doesn’t kill the mold entirely. Mold spores have roots and because of bleach’s chemical structure, it stops chlorine from getting down to the roots of the mold. While mold might remove the color from bleach, it doesn’t remove the mold.

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Prepare Your Home Before You Leave for Summer Vacation

Summer is the busiest travel season of the year next to the holidays. It’s a time for making memories with family and friends and enjoying the warm weather. While preparing to leave for a vacation always includes packing your suitcase, most people don’t realize it’s important to prepare your home for your departure. We’ve gathered some helpful tips to remember before you head out of town!

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Do You Know What To Do If Your Water Heater Breaks?

Having a water heater is one of the modern conveniences that we take for granted. When your water heater breaks it can cause a lot of stress – no one wants to take a cold shower, even if the idea sounds fantastic during the hot summer months! Even if your water heater is in excellent condition now, there are a few things you can keep an eye on so you are prepared if it were to break.

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Your Home Spring Cleaning Checklist

Springtime is perfect for tackling those indoor and outdoor cleaning tasks you have been putting aside all winter. While you might dread some of these items on the to-do list, taking care of them is important to keep your home in top condition and it will make you feel accomplished when it is done.

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Quick Tip: How to Unclog Your Toilet

A clogged toilet can be a big headache, especially if it’s the only one in your home! Attempting to unclog it yourself seems fairly simple. However, if not done the correct way it can lead to a toilet overflow and a mess all over your bathroom floor. Watch the video to learn the correct way to unclog a toilet.

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What’s Inside Your Water Heater?

Like your HVAC system, your water heater is one of the most used appliances in your home. It constantly keeps a supply of water heated and ready to use at a moment’s notice. Watch this quick tip video to find out what’s inside your water heater.

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Quick To-Do List Before You Move Into Your New Home

Springtime brings warmer weather, more sunshine, and a start to the busiest home selling months. Once you have found your dream home, many steps happen along the way before you get those keys in your hand – completing the home inspection, finalizing your home loan, and signing the endless paperwork. It may seem very stressful, but just think of the end result!

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Prevent Plumbing Problems

If you’d like some preventative steps to take in preventing plumbing issues in your home, this quick tip video discusses the elements of a properly functioning home water system.

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Water Heater Maintenance Quick Video #2

If you’re interested in how to flush your hot water heater as part of regular maintenance, this quick tip video below will give a brief overview of why you should flush your hot water heater on a yearly basis. This video will also give you tips on how to conduct your hot water heater flush yourself.

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