Most discussions about energy consumption and reduction center around HVAC systems and lighting. Water heating energy consumption tends to get neglected. You can address the energy consumed by your water heater, both by changing your habits and making modifications to your hot water plumbing system. Here are some tips for reducing your home’s plumbing energy
Sometimes, the most common plumbing problems have simple solutions. It is important to recognize and correct smaller problems before they become larger, more expensive issues. Here are 6 practical tips from our expert plumbers that will help keep your home’s plumbing in top shape. Avoid chemical drain cleaners Chemical drain cleaners are advertised as quick
It is frustrating enough doing all the dishes that the family seems to leave in and all around the kitchen sink, but when you finish the dishes and drain the sink and it gurgles back at you, that is maddening! Here are some quick fixes for a gurgling sink. Could it be a clogged drain?
Everyone knows pipes are at risk of bursting in the winter due to extremely cold temperatures, but did you know they are also at risk during the summer? No matter the time of year, burst pipes can cause lots of issues. Here are some common problems with your home’s plumbing that can put you at
Have you noticed a climbing water bill each month? High water bills, while frustrating, are normally very easy to correct. Here are 5 tips to help lower your water bill and conserve water each month. Turn off faucets Do you let the faucet water run as you wash dishes or brush your teeth? Your bathroom
Ask any plumber and they will tell you that people often flush things down the toilet that really should not be flushed. They have cleared enough clogs from toilet drain pipes to know the worst things that people flush. To prevent clogs (and save yourself the plumbing bill) never flushing any of the following things
A sewage leak into your house or onto your property is one of the worst plumbing disasters you could face as a homeowner. Besides the damage to your home, the bacteria present in sewage can make you and your family sick. There are two ways you can experience sewage leakage – backups and pipe breakage.
Few things are worse than waking up on a cold winter’s morning only to find frozen pipes. Once you make this discovery, you need to act fast to prevent the pipe from bursting and damaging your property. Here are the steps that should be taken when you discover a frozen pipe. Step 1: Find the
Nothing is worse than pulling out your wallet to pay for a repair, aware that it could have been avoided. When it comes to your plumbing system, potential problems can simmer and remain undiscovered until causing a disaster. Awareness of these potential issues will allow you to take action in advance and save yourself the
Doing your own repairs (and even some upgrades) around the house can be a rewarding process. Even if you struggle through it, the end result is all yours. Plumbing, however, is a different story. Instead of a rewarding experience, you could find yourself in some hot water (or living with none at all). Here are