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Removing Rust Stains From Sinks, Tubs and Toilets
Last week, we covered some of the ways that rusty pipes, fixtures, and water heaters can lead to rust particles in your water supply. This week, we’ll talk ...
When Rusty Water Appears, Find the Source Fast
You count on the water coming from your taps to be clean and clear. So what if the color and taste are suddenly a little off? The culprit could be rust, and ...
Repairing Your Plumbing After a Flood
The immediate danger of Hurricane Harvey has passed, but we are still in the midst of hurricane season. Floridians are preparing for Irma to make landfall, and ...
The Time to Find Your Shut-Off Valves is Now
If your household plumbing suddenly springs a major leak, do you know what you would do? Calling your local plumber is a smart move, but it shouldn’t be your ...
How to Tell if You Have Hard Water
Some lucky homeowners have never experienced hard water in their homes. It’s largely a regional problem, with the hardest-hit areas in the Upper Midwest. But ...
Seal the Deal With Proper Plunger Technique
Indoor plumbing has become an indispensable creature comfort, and when it’s suddenly taken away due to a drain clog, it can feel like an instant emergency. Some ...
Get Serious About Water Conservation on Earth Day
Celebrate Earth Day this year by establishing some new water conservation habits and making some small changes to your home plumbing. Water is a precious ...
In-Ground Pools and New Bathrooms Add Value to Your Home
When you decide to renovate or remodel your home, it’s a good idea to make upgrades that both improve your comfort level and raise the value of your property at ...
Your Insurance May Not Cover Pipes Broken Due to Negligence
Homeowners insurance can be a lifesaver. If you have a major disaster, like a fire or a flood, you could be out tens of thousands of dollars for repairs or ...
How to Test Your Home Water Pressure
Homeowners must walk a fine line when it comes to water pressure. You need sufficient pounds per square inch (psi) of water coming out of your faucets to take ...
Diagnose Sewer Line Problems with a Camera Inspection
One of the absolute worst places to need plumbing repairs is in the sewer line. That's the main outtake pipe that removes all the used greywater and waste from ...
How to Add a Bathroom to Your Basement
Anyone who comes from a large family can tell you horror stories about waiting in line for the bathroom. Everybody loves to take their time showering, brushing ...
Water Damage from Plumbing Leaks is Common Homeowners Insurance Claim
Plumbing leaks are one of the most subtly dangerous disasters that can befall a household. A small leak hidden somewhere in the walls can slowly undermine your ...
When Do You Need to Hire a Plumber?
There's a fine balance when it comes to plumbing repairs. On the one hand, if you do it yourself, you can save a lot of money, learn something about your home ...
Reuse Greywater From Household Plumbing During a Drought
Droughts are plaguing the United States. Water is becoming scarce and is poised to get more expensive as well. One way to handle present or future water ...
You Can Be Liable for Unlicensed Plumber Services
Remodeling your bathroom can be a blast. You get to pick from the latest in modern bathroom installations and design your space to align perfectly with your ...
Can You Achieve Net Zero Water Use With Your Household Plumbing?
Nobody likes paying water bills. There are a number of measures you can take to increase savings through water conservation, but the real prize would be to do ...
Customize Your Bathroom for Older Residents
One in three adults over the age of 65 falls each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , and the bathroom is a likely place to ...
LBJ's Amazing Shower and Other Celebrity Bathroom Quirks
The toilet is often referred to as the throne. Indeed, even kings themselves, as well as music stars, actors and other titans of society all need to use the ...
Try a Bio-Digestor for Free Compost, Energy
Here's a novel idea for people into sustainable living: How about installing a bio-digestor in your plumbing? A bio-digestor will collect all the waste from ...
What Do Those Funny Plumbing Noises Mean?
When your plumbing system is working properly, you don't have to think about it. Water comes in, water and waste get removed – that's the end of the story. ...
A Brief History of Plumbing
Did you take the time to appreciate your toilet today? Some Americans might take their bathrooms for granted, but we've only enjoyed the benefits of indoor ...
How To Care For Your Septic Tank
If your home isn't connected to a sewer system, you still need a way to safely remove wastewater. About a quarter of homes in America use a septic system, ...
Pipes and Sewers
Diy Tips For Clearing A Clogged Drain
It’s an ominous sign most of us know all too well: You’re standing in the shower and you notice that instead of draining, the water is rising around your feet. ...
Avoid Potential Plumbing Pitfalls When Buying A New Home
You think you've found your dream house: A big yard, ample bathrooms, a great price for the neighborhood. Before you sign on the dotted line, however, make sure ...
Does Your Plumbing Meet Building Code Standards?
Just because you own your house doesn't mean you can do anything you want to it. Local building codes detail what you can and can't do to modify your home, and ...
Pipes and Sewers
5 Signs You Need To Call A Plumber
There are plumbing problems you can handle on your own, but others are too big to tackle. Do you know when you need to call in professional help? The five ...
Pipes and Sewers
6 Ways To Find Hidden Water Leaks
Early detection of a water leak can save you money and avert potential disaster. Here are some signs that you may have a leak and should consider contacting a ...
Pipes and Sewers