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How to Clear a Plumbing Vent

A working plumbing vent is integral to the function of any home’s plumbing system. Your plumbing vent regulates the pressure in your drainage pipes to ensure pipes are safe and can effectively drain waste and water.  Understanding how to maintain and clear your plumbing vent can save you time and money – helping you avoid […]

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Leaky Faucet? Know your faucet you before you fix it

Faucet leaks are the nuisance of bathroom maintenance issues. And the cost can be high. A leak that loses just one drop per second can waste up to 3,000 gallons of water a year. Sometimes leaky faucets are a quick fix, but other leaks can prove more difficult and come back over time. To get […]

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Treat Your Drains Kindly

We rarely think about our drains and pipes until something goes wrong. But if you follow a few simple tips, you’ll keep your drains flowing and prevent potential problems down the road. Here are a few questions and answers as well as tips for keeping your drains healthy….

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Plumbing Inspections: Check the plumbing before buying the house

Buying a house is a huge decision and one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make.  And, since plumbing is key to how a home functions now and in the future, you want to make sure you understand what you are actually buying and what might be required to get the house into shape.  Maybe […]

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Save Water and Lower Your Bill with Three Simple Changes

The amount of water Americans waste is at an all-time high. According to the EPA, 900 billion gallons of water are wasted annually in the US, just due to leaks around the house. In fact, 95% of all the water we use goes straight down the drain. And this can cost you a lot of […]

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Got a Bad Clog? Be Careful When Playing With Snakes

Tried everything to clear a clog in a sink or toilet and nothing has worked? Before you jump to a drain snake, be sure you know the different types and how to use them. It’s also important to understand the potential for damaging your pipes if used incorrectly.

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Is it time for a new dishwasher?

Every night, we depend on our dishwashers to do a chore we all dread. We get so used to the convenience, that when it starts to show signs of failure, it can throw your routine off. The reality is that, while we trust our dishwashers to be reliable, we don’t conduct regular maintenance until something […]

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How to Replace Your Sink

Replacing a sink can be a big job. If you have a fairly standard drop in or under mount sink, then the replacement process may be somewhat easier to complete. However, it is worth noting that any time you end up connecting and disconnecting piping, there is a chance that leaking or flooding may occur. […]

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Water Heaters: Should You Consider a Water Heater Leak Detector?

  With the average water heater holding about 50 gallons, a leak in your tank can create a lot damage. And, depending on where your water heater is located and how long it is until the water is shut off to the tank, it could spread into several rooms – ruining carpets, damaging flooring, and […]

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Plumbing Diy: All About Drain Traps

 Ever wonder what that curved pipe is underneath your sink?  Today we’re going to boost your plumbing knowledge and put a new skill into your DIY arsenal.  Understanding the drain trap is a good step that will serve you well for diagnosing those strange odors coming up, fixing nagging leaks, or fighting stubborn clogs.

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