2016

  • Tips For Those Upgrading Their Air Conditioning Systems

    When it comes time to replace your home's air conditioning system, you may feel somewhat overwhelmed and stressed by this task. Making this upgrade can be relatively expensive, and you may be inexperienced with making this purchase. To help guide you through this upgrade, you will want to keep several tips in mind. Appreciate The Importance Of The S.E.E.R. Rating There are a vast assortment of different types of air conditioning systems that you can choose. [Read More]

  • 3 Questions to Ask When Selecting a New Kitchen Faucet

    Your kitchen faucet is not just a functional piece of plumbing equipment in your kitchen. It can also complement the overall design of your kitchen. Therefore, it is important to carefully consider your choices before selecting the new faucet for your kitchen sink. Here are some questions to ask when looking for the right faucet.   Is a Low Arc or High Arc Faucet Better? Since the faucet extends over your sink, you need to consider its arc. [Read More]

  • Having Christmas At Your Home With A Lot Of Relatives? 2 Plumbing Problems You May Have

    If you are having Christmas at your house this year and you have a lot or relatives, there are things that could go wrong. Plumbing may be the number one thing you could have problems with on Christmas day. Knowing about these things can help you prevent them so you can enjoy spending time with your family and having Christmas. Two things that you could have problems with is your toilet and kitchen drain. [Read More]

  • Troubleshooting A Leaky Garbage Disposal

    A garbage disposal is an essential appliance in any modern kitchen. Defects on this appliance would probably cause a nightmare in your kitchen, leading to the buildup of horrible odors in your sink or the clogging of drain pipes. Leaks are often a cause of concern, with water dripping from the garbage disposal and damaging your floor or causing mold concerns under the sink. Here is a look at various areas that are prone to leaks on your garbage disposal and how you might be able to fix them. [Read More]

  • Need A Plumber? Two Tips To Help You Get One On A Budget

    It's almost inevitable that you're going to eventually deal with plumbing issues of some kind. Whether it's due to a toilet that won't flush or sinks that refuse to empty, plumbing issues are essentially a part of life. If you're dealing with a plumbing issue, you've likely exhausted all of your home based remedies and now need to call in a professional. However, one thing may be standing in the way: money. [Read More]

  • Preparing Your HVAC Unit To Get Through An Earthquake

    If you live in an area where earthquakes are a very real part of life, then you know how important it is to ensure your home is prepared to withstand any potential seismic activity that might occur. While most people take the time to address their home's foundation when trying to prepare their property for an earthquake, few take the time to address the needs of their HVAC unit as well. [Read More]

  • Keeping An Eye Out For Water Leaks: What You Should Know

    As a homeowner, you want to be sure that you are doing everything you can to keep everything working well and in great shape throughout your home. One of the biggest potential causes of damage to your home is water damage due to plumbing problems. If you are concerned about the potential for water damage in your home, you will want to learn some of the steps that you can and should take on a regular basis to keep an eye out for water leaks in your home. [Read More]

  • Get Your Water From A Well? Protect Your Pump For Winter To Keep It Flowing

    If you're buying a home that uses well water and you've never owned or used a well before, you need to take precautions to protect your water source before freezing weather arrives in your area. Unprotected well pumps, like the water pipes in your home, will freeze and be damaged when the temperature drops into frigid territory. The best way to protect your water pump depends on which type of pump you own. [Read More]

  • Sewer Backup Affecting Your Home—Could Tree Roots Be the Culprit?

    If your toilet or sinks are continually backing up, you may have a serious blockage problem in your sewer. Tree roots are a common cause of sewer backup, but they can be removed from your pipes to allow your plumber to clean up any damage. Here is how. Understand How Trees Cause Sewer Backups Blockages in sewer tanks are often caused by roots growing into your sewer pipes and even causing severe damage to the pipes. [Read More]

  • Why Buy A Porta Potty When You Can Build An Outhouse?

    If you have the permanent need for an outdoor toilet, you have the options of buying a porta potty or building an outhouse. However, before you start digging a hole and hauling in lumber, consider the advantages of a porta potty. Sanitation and Odor While you can keep putting lime or other chemicals and minerals into the hole in an outhouse, the odor will eventually catch up with you. A porta potty keeps all the waste products contained in a tank. [Read More]