• Is Your Sewer Line About to Fail You? Here's How You Can Tell

    It's easy to take your sewer line for granted. Many people can go for years without ever really giving a thought to their sewer lines until there's an obvious, and expensive, problem. If you pay attention, you can certainly see the signs that indicate your sewer line is close to failure. Here's what you should look for. Leaks and Puddles If you see even one leak, there's a chance your sewer line, or one of its adjuncts, has an issue. [Read More]

  • Important Things to Check When Your Furnace Doesn't Work

    Have you fired up your furnace for the year, only to find that it isn't working the way it should? Are you hoping that the fix is something easy that you'll be able to do yourself? While many repairs are things that can only be handled by a professional, there are a few things that you can do while waiting for the repair technician to arrive. Some of these things include the following. [Read More]

  • How to Prevent Clogged Drains in Your Home

    Clogged drains in your home can be a nightmare, making your sinks, toilets, and bathtub unusable and causing foul smells to build up in your home. What is worse is that clogs often occur at the most inopportune time and are expensive and time consuming to fix. You often have little choice but to use corrosive chemicals or call in a plumber in the case of a backed-up drain. Luckily this issue can be avoided with a bit of drain maintenance and care. [Read More]

  • 3 Tips To Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

    Winter brings with it lots of snow that might be fun for the kids to play in, but there's nothing fun about frozen pipes. More so than any other season, homeowners should take steps to protect their plumbing from harm during the winter time. Here are 3 tips to keep in mind that will hopefully allow your plumbing system to make it to next spring without freezing up. Mind the Outside Faucets [Read More]

  • Four Signs That You Need A Whole-Home Water Softener

    You've probably heard of water softeners. Maybe your neighbors all have them, and perhaps your family members have told you that you need one. While many people do benefit from having a water softener installed in their home, not everyone has hard water, and so not everyone really needs a water softener. Before you jump on the water softener bandwagon, consider whether you're experiencing these four signs that indicate you have hard water and would benefit from a softener. [Read More]

  • Three Myths About Solar Water Heaters

    Solar water heaters are devices that harness the sun's energy and use it to warm water for use in your home. They reduce your use of electricity or gas, which is beneficial for your wallet and for the planet. While more homeowners are opting for solar water heaters, some are still deterred because of myths they have heard about these appliances. Here's a look at those myths and the actual truth they are hiding. [Read More]

  • 3 Telltale Signs Of Outdated Plumbing In A Home Every Buyer Should Know

    That old house has really caught your eye due to its architectural uniqueness, and you are more than ready to make an offer. But before you talk to your lender and get things lined up to buy that antiquated home, it is wise to make sure there are no hidden plumbing problems that could cost you a lot of money to replace. Even though it will be best to have the home fully inspected by a licensed plumbing contractor, there are also some telltale indicators that can tell you there are problems. [Read More]

  • 5 Things To Avoid If You Have A Septic System

    If your house has its own septic system, there are things that you need to avoid in order to keep your septic system working and flowing properly at all times. #1 Don't Plant Things With Deep Roots Near Your Septic System When you plant in your yard, make sure that you know where your septic field is located at. Don't plant anything with a deep root system on top of or around your septic system and field. [Read More]

  • Plumbing Problems? 3 Issues That Will Require A Plumber

    If you've got a minor clog in your kitchen sink, you can usually take care of it with a plunger. However, if you've got more stubborn plumbing problems, you're going to need to call in a professional. If this is your first home, and you're not used to dealing with plumbing issues, you might not know what a stubborn problem looks like. To help you out, here are three plumbing problems that will require a professional plumber. [Read More]

  • Before Winter Hits, Tackle These Sump Pump Maintenance Tasks

    As winter quickly approaches, it is more important than ever to make sure your sump pump is working properly. All it takes is one unseasonably warm day that melts a lot of snow, and your basement could easily flood if your sump pump is not up to the task of pumping the water out! Here are three sump pump maintenance and inspection tasks to tackle before winter comes in full-blast. [Read More]