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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Prevent Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes can be a real problem. When pipes are exposed to a cold enough temperature, the water within them can freeze. This means you can’t get water out of your faucets when you need it. But worse, frozen pipes can also burst, resulting in thousands of dollars worth of damage to your home and possessions. Fortunately, with some preparation, this whole mess can be avoided.

Bathroom Plumbing Basics Every Homeowner Should Know

Bathroom Plumbing Basics

Bathroom plumbing is a system in your home that follows the basic laws of physics to make your life cleaner and easier. It’s essentially the cardiovascular system of your home, with multiple veins constantly circulating water in and out to keep the “heart” of your home consistently pumping and efficient. In plumbing, a flush beats a full house every time.

Is It Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

Replace Your Water Heater

Water heaters: a less glamorous, but oh-so-essential part of living well. Water heaters, as the name suggests, convert energy to heat water that is to be used for many household applications: showers, dishes, laundry, cooking, and more. Once it is properly heated, the water is carried through your pipes and into your home. It’s something that doesn’t require much thought by the homeowner - which is why many miss signs of trouble.


Basement Flooding: What Do I Do?

Basement flooding

Basement flooding is a common concern in seasons of heavy rain. As we’ve recently witnessed with the tragic hurricanes Harvey and Irma, it is vital to do as much as we can to prevent maximum damage from flooding. Obviously, in extreme instances like Harvey and Irma, there are factors beyond control and comprehension. Our goal is to prepare you for the worst so you hope for the best.

Hot Water Heater Tips For Every Season

Hot Water Heater Tips

Hot Water Heater maintenance is probably not the first thing on your mind in the summertime. The fact is, water heaters are needed year-round to heat your water for cleaning your clothes and dishes, cooking, taking baths or showers, and more. Without a water heater, we’d have to manually heat water and forfeit savings from conserved water, energy, and cost savings.

Plugged Sinks: Facts and Fiction

Plugged Sinks

When it comes to a clogged sink, it’s important to understand what steps you need to take to get it unclogged. It’s easy to further damage your plumbing when trying to fix your drain on your own. To avoid unnecessary clogs and ruining your pipes here are some facts and fiction about plugged drains:

A Water Softener Is Soft On Your Plumbing

Water Softener

Having clean, refreshing water on tap is essential for summer. A sure way to get the healthy hydration needed to beat the heat is through a water softener. Water softeners, as you could probably guess, “soften” your water by removing excess harsh minerals from “hard” water like calcium, iron, and magnesium. Water can easily pick up these minerals from sediment as it travels through soil and into domestic water supplies. Diluting these metals results in a higher overall quality of water and life.

Top Plumbing Issues During a Remodel

Top Plumbing Issues During a Remodel

It’s common to begin on remodeling projects in the summer, when the weather is nice, and it’s easier to transport supplies. Home renovation projects are also a right of passage in home ownership; it’s a great feeling to pick cabinetry, countertops, and fixtures that fit your style. However, it’s what’s underneath all of this that needs more of your attention.

Why is Your AC Not Working?

Why is Your AC Not Working?

Picture this: it’s the middle of summer, and your AC just stopped working. Chances are you’re already cranky, sweaty, and looking for help. The first question on your mind is: “Is it a simple or costly repair?”

Below is a list that might help you determine whether or not a serious repair is needed. Here are the top five reasons why your AC might not be working: