Whether you live in the country or in town, you may have hard water. Hard water is water that has a high quantity of natural minerals. These can affect the taste and efficacy of your water for cleaning and household tasks. If you're on the fence about whether an in-home water softener will make a difference, there are actually several factors to consider. A water softening system can give you many benefits.
6 July 2017
As any homeowner knows, water bills can be quite high depending on where you live and how many people live in your home. Between showers, baths, hand washing and kitchen activity, it can be difficult to keep water use to a minimum to save money. Thankfully, there's one way you can save some water everyday without inconveniencing your household. In fact, you may find it to be far more useful to your bathroom than you expected.
28 June 2017
Homes that are connected to a municipal sewer system have a number of pipes, but just one makes it possible for grey water and waste to exit the home and flow into the sewer system. Unfortunately, if a home's sewer main line is not properly maintained, it can result in disgusting sewage back-ups and expensive repair costs. Luckily, there are usually a number of signs that can let you know that your sewer main line is in trouble so you can contact a full service plumbing company for assistance.
21 June 2017
When you bought your home, you may have taken ownership of a beautiful home with an unfinished basement. Using the basement in this condition is still possible, especially for storage purposes, but you want to transform it into something with lots of functionality by making it an extension of your home. You will need to take on various projects, but you should hire a plumber early on for planning and execution.
14 June 2017
When leaks occur in a home, it requires a skilled plumber to avoid a serious problem. This is especially true with polybutylene piping, which is still common in many older houses. In fact, leaks in this piping may lead to an invasion of dangerous and destructive pests. The Problems With Polybutylene Pipe Polybutylene piping was discontinued after the 90s because it was found to break down easily and cause leaks in a home.
9 June 2017
Like any other appliance in your home, a hot water heater requires periodic maintenance in order to function at its best ability. Both home maintenance and professional maintenance by a qualified plumber are central to your hot water heater's health, and any hot water heater can also produce serious problems if neglected, some minor and others quite major. Here are three such disasters you can avoid by taking care of your water heater.
29 May 2017
When you look at the weather report and see scorching hot temperatures on the horizon, does panic about your air conditioning bill start to set in? While your AC unit will typically work harder during a heat wave, there are some ways you can minimize the costs without sweating the day away in a hot home. Keep the shades drawn While you might enjoy the look of natural sunlight flooding into your room on a summer day, it's best to leave the shades (or drapes or blinds) closed during a heat wave.
17 May 2017
If you have a wet basement that you want to keep dry, then it may be in your best interest to install a sump pump. Once you add a pit to your basement and figure out tall your discharge pipe needs to be, you need to prepare your sump pump device for installation in the pit. There are a few things you need to do before setting your pump in the opening to make sure it works correctly.
13 May 2017
You use your plumbing system every day. But, if you are like most people, when you think of problems with the plumbing, the first things that come to mind are clogged sinks or leaky faucets. It is common for homeowners to overlook potential problems with one of the most used plumbing features in the kitchen: your garbage disposal. Whether you only use your garbage disposal on occasion or it gets frequent use, proper maintenance will help to reduce the need for unexpected plumbing repairs.
8 May 2017
When your heater breaks down, the repair costs can reach into the thousands. For many homeowners living on a tight budget, that number can be scary. However, you don't have to resign yourself to a cold home just because you don't have enough cash on hand. Here are a few options to consider that can help you get your heater running again in a jiffy. The Government May Offer You A Home Improvement Grant
11 March 2016