How To Install A Backup Battery In Your Sump Pump


If you have a sump pump in your house, it is important to install a battery backup system to your primary pump. If your power ever goes out, you can switch from your primary sump pump to your battery backup. With a battery backup, you will always be covered. Here is what you need to know in order to install a battery backup sump pump system. Purchase A Backup System

10 February 2016

Are Wi-Fi Thermostats A Good Choice?


Gone are the days of simple thermostats where you have to squint your eyes to see what temperature it's set at and you have to manually adjust it. Now there are wi-fi thermostats that can do much more than you ever imagined a thermostat can do. How They Work Wi-Fi thermostats are like regular thermostats, but they have the extra capability of being connected to your home's internet network. This gives you the freedom to control the temperature of your home even when you're not there.

4 February 2016

Comparing Fiberglass And Rock Wool Plumbing Insulation


Plumbing insulation is designed to keep your pipes sufficiently heated during the winter months, reducing the risk of the water within them freezing and causing the pipes to burst. Burst pipes can result in a great deal of water damage to your home, an expensive plumbing repair bill, and the possibility of mold and mildew growth, a major health concern. There are two main types of plumbing insulation available on the market, both of which perform the same function but offer a distinct set of advantages.

27 January 2016

Portable Toilet Rental 101: A Guide For Residential Customers


If you are a homeowner who is unfortunately having to undergo a major plumbing project on your home, it can put you and your family in a difficult position. You will either have to leave your home during the project due to no available facilities or stick around and take frequent trips to visit the neighbor for a toilet visit, which may get fairly awkward. One solution that many residential plumbing customers don't give consideration at times like this is the fact that even a residential homeowner can rent a portable toilet.

19 January 2016

What Should You Do If One Of Your Pipes Freeze?


A frozen pipe can be a serious problem if it bursts. Knowing what to do in the event that a pipe freezes can help you safely thaw the pipe and determine whether or not it's leaking as a result. What should you do if one of your pipes freeze? The first thing you should do if one of your pipes freeze this winter is to locate the frozen section of pipe.

11 January 2016

Having An Outdoor Party? Two Reasons Why You Need Portable Toilets


If you're hosting an outdoor party at your home, there are a number of different facets that you must plan out.  The food, entertainment, weather, and even seating must be taken into account if you want the party to be memorable.  However, one thing that you may not have thought about involves how your guests will be able to relieve themselves when nature calls.  Although you certainly have one or more bathrooms in your home, it may be best to rent portable toilets for the event.

2 January 2016

New Homeowners: Tips On Preparing Your Home For The Cold


Depending on where you live, the weather may not be too extreme – at least not yet. If you've recently purchased your first home and have no clue how to prepare for an ice storm, a big freeze or even a huge snow blizzard, here are a few tips to help prepare your home for Jack Frost: 1. Make Sure You Prepare a Winter Emergency Kit. You may have an emergency kit already prepared that consists of water, food and medication for all household members.

21 December 2015

Five Simple And Inexpensive Ways To Keep Your Disposal Blades Sharp


When it comes to your kitchen sink, keeping your garbage disposal in good shape is an important part of avoiding drain clogs. You can minimize the chances of food waste causing clogs if you keep your garbage disposal blades sharp. Sharp disposal blades will adequately liquefy food before it reaches your drain trap. The following are five important things you can do to avoid kitchen sink clogs by keeping your disposal blades sharp: 

15 December 2015

Understanding The Importance Of Your Water Heater's Anode Rod


Of all the major appliances in your home, the water heater is one of the most heavily used. To reduce the likelihood of major repairs or upgrades, it is therefore highly important that you keep your water heater in tip-top shape. If you would like to learn more about maintaining this vital piece of equipment, read on. This article will take a closer look at one of your water heater's most important components--the anode rod.

8 December 2015

Tank Water Heater Showdown: Electric Vs. Hybrid Electric


Tanked water heaters, or traditional water heaters, come in several different styles based around how the heat is generated. Two common styles are electric and hybrid electric. Electric water heaters simply use electricity-powered heating elements to warm the water in the tank. A hybrid electric tank also have electric heating elements but those only power on if the unit is unable to absorb enough heat from the surrounding air to warm the water in the tank.

30 November 2015