3 Plumbing Emergencies You Might Have To Deal With As A Homeowner


A plumbing emergency is something no one wants to deal with, but it could happen at the most inconvenient time. It's good to be prepared so you know how to handle a plumbing disaster and know when to call for emergency plumbing services. Here are three plumbing emergencies you might encounter and how to deal with them. 1. A Water Pipe Bursts One of the first things you should do when you move into a new home is to locate all the water shut-off valves and make sure you know where the water main valve is located.

14 December 2020

Eight Common Causes Of Clogged Drains


Drain clogs rarely happen overnight. Instead, they build up over time. You can reduce the chances of a clog by knowing what the common culprits are and avoiding them. 1. Grease Cooking grease and oil, whether it's oil from your fryer or leftover bacon grease, congeals inside pipes. This congealed grease can block a drain on its own, but it becomes worse when it traps other debris. 2. Hair Use a hair trap in all drains, particularly in the shower, tub, and bathroom sink.

18 November 2020

Assessing An Inssue With An Electric Water Heater


Your electric water heater may be the one household appliance that you take for granted, especially if it is out of sight and stored inside of a utility closet. If the length of time that a supply of hot water lasts is markedly lessening, determine the severity of the problem and whether or not you will need to contact a plumber for emergency services. A Leak May Be The Issue

16 October 2020

Three Simple Ways To Take Care Of Your Air Conditioner


All homeowners should learn how to take care of the air conditioner. Air conditioner maintenance doesn't have to be rocket science and it's such an important appliance in the home. You can do a few things every year to help extend the life of the unit and keep your home at a comfortable temperature. You still may need to hire a professional to assist with air conditioning maintenance or repair but being informed and doing your best to care for it can help avoid bigger issues.

21 September 2020

Important Reasons for Leaving Septic Repairs to Professional Plumbers


If you are noticing issues with your septic tank, then you want a professional to fix it. If you try to take care of things yourself and you aren't qualified, there are many ways you can end up making the situation worse. Here are some of the reasons for turning to professionals for your septic system repairs.  You may end up saving yourself money Often times, it's people's desire to save money that causes them to try to fix things around their home on their own, even if they aren't all that familiar with those things.

18 August 2020

Busted Water Pipe Causing Water to Pour Into Your Home? What You Should Do


If a pipe has burst in your home and has left water pouring out into your house, there are a number of issues that can present themselves. For example, you could be left with a flooded home, your water bill could be excessive if the water continues to flow, you could be left with thousands of dollars worth of damage to have to pay for, and you someone could be injured in the flooding water.

24 July 2020

Why You Shouldn't Install a Water Heater Yourself


Part of being a homeowner is being able to repair and replace items around the house as necessary, faucets, air filters, and even toilets. But one thing you should never replace, under nearly any circumstance, is your hot water heater. This is one of those projects that is best left up to a professional, and not something you should attempt after watching a few videos on the internet. Why? The reasons are very simple.

22 June 2020

Five Signs That You Need A New Water Main Line


Issues with your main water line can be costly and inconvenient. Not only will a leak in the line lead to wasted water, it can also compromise the quality of the water in your home. The following are five signs that you may need to have the supply line replaced. 1. Loss In Water Pressure There are three common causes for a loss in water pressure — a failure of a pressure regulator valve, reduced pressure from the municipal source, or a leak in your main water supply line.

19 May 2020

Tips for Clearing a Jammed Impeller or Clog in Your Garbage Disposal


When your garbage disposal is clogged or jammed, you might end up with a mess in your sink. Even if the clog isn't backed up, you want to get your disposal working again as soon as possible. Garbage disposals have to be replaced sometimes rather than repaired, but you or a plumber might be able to clear a clog or jammed impeller. Here are some things to try. Just remember to unplug the disposal before you work on it.

15 April 2020

Plumbing Issues: Is It An Emergency Or Can You Wait To Call A Plumber?


A plumber will deal with pipe leaks, problems with your water heater, and other issues with your plumbing system. You can't prevent every plumbing emergency from occurring, but you can make a decision whether you need help immediately or you can wait to call your plumber during normal business hours. In general, if you are not able to stop the water and you are at risk of causing damage to your property, you need an emergency plumber to come to your home.

11 March 2020