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
If you are getting your yard ready for the spring and summer weather, then you may be preparing your lawn sprinkler system to keep your grass watered and looking green and fresh. If you have used your underground sprinkler system for a few years already, then you may notice a few common issues as the system ages. The clogging of the sprinkler heads is one thing you may notice, so keep reading to learn how you can best address this problem.
5 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