2014

Blog Posts in 2014

  • Top 10 Plumbing Issues When Remodeling A Bathroom

    1. Hire a professional and a competent plumber that understands what are your remodeling goals and dream. A plumbing professional who has performed the work that you are proposing would be more equipped to perform the remodeling on time and on schedule. 2. Work with your professional plumber to prepare a detailed remodeling plan for the proposed bathroom. A good plan will remove any confusion of …

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  • Commercial Backflow Testing

    What Is the Importance of Commercial Backflow Testing? Backflow is the contamination of drinking water either at the commercial level or in the municipality’s infrastructure. Backflow prevention devices prevent this contamination from contaminating these systems. They are so important that they are often mandated at the commercial level. They also prevent contamination from lawn contaminants like …

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  • How Do I Know if I Have Gas Line Leak?

    What To Do If There Is A Gas Leak At Home When you have a gas leak at home , you need to have a plan of action to protect your family. The steps in the program below show you how to make sure that your family is safe during a gas leak. This is not something that you can fix on your own, but it is something that you can get a handle on before it gets out of hand. Each tip below will show you how to …

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  • Garbage Disposal

    Having a garbage disposal can be quite a luxury, and an environmentally safe way to rid your home of unwanted waste. However, unless you use your disposal properly, it can become clogged. A clogged garbage disposal can cause your unit to smell and prevent you from enjoying your disposal and kitchen until it is repaired. Why Does My Garbage Disposal Smell? Your garbage disposal contains an “upper …

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  • Frozen Pipes

    Why Does a Plumbing System Freeze? Freezing and busting pipes are one of the many things that home and business owners fear in the winter season. It is not uncommon for the plumbing of a residence to freeze or even bust given the low temperatures during the winter. Although it is a common issue, it can be easily avoided. There are certain things you can do around the home to better prepare your …

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  • Drain Clog Prevention

    Clogged drains are a common household problem, and fixing them can be time consuming and expensive. We tend to just dump everything down the drain without thinking about the consequences. According to Home Advisor, a moderate to severe clog can cost around $211 dollars! Clogged drains are not only an annoying problem, but it can also shorten the lifespan of your pipes. Preventative maintenance …

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  • The Secret to Lowering Your Water Bill

    Imagine this. It is winter and you live North Dakota. You have invited guests for a few days and then you all plan to leave for a warmer climate. A few minutes before they arrive you check the toilet in their room and, oh no, the toilet is not working. You immediately call the plumber and he fixes the problem in a few minutes. Whew! That was close. Then you leave for the tropics. You have radiant …

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  • Saving Money With Preventive Plumbing Maintenance

    “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Ben Franklin said that and he was right. Ben was always right! Investing just a little bit of money in making sure your home’s plumbing system is kept up-to-date and in top working order, will save you money in the long run. When old pipes become corroded and burst, that’s a problem that is both expensive to fix and a tremendous inconvenience that …

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  • What Are The Precautions To Take When Discovering A Leak In My Home?

    Why That Leak In Your Home Can’t Be Ignored What’s that you say? You hear water dripping from somewhere in your home? Maybe it’s oozing out of a ceiling. Or dripping from a pipe under the kitchen sink. In any case, leaks within a house are part of home owning, correct? Just grab a bucket and some rags for now, and those pipes can be tightened at a later time. But even a small leak can have …

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  • How and Why You Should Repipe Your Home

    When Should I Repipe My Home? The first step in the process of finding out if your house needs to be repiped is going through each room and inspecting it for leaks. If you notice large (often orange to yellow in color) stains along the walls it’s because a pipe has busted or the pipes are starting to leak. These are the most common reason to repipe a house but often causes the most damage to the …

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  • Why Do I Need a Plumber to Remodel My Kitchen?

    Before you start to remodel your kitchen , while you are still in the planning stages, that is the time to call in the professionals. You must make sure a plumber is one of them. Even if you do not have to pass a plumbing inspection, get a professional. Any building contractor will call in a plumber when water is involved in a job they are responsible for completing. So even if you do not need a …

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  • Discolored Water: Causes, Fixes & Prevention

    What Are The Causes? Many times water will take on a discoloration that causes people alarmed and call a professional plumber, and this is a good idea. When it is in the drinking water it is no wonder they are taken aback. Actually, there are usually two main reasons for water to become discolored, although […]

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  • What is Hydrojetting?

    Hydrojetting is the latest in drain clearing technology for both homes and businesses. The old methods involve metal “snakes” that most often just break a clog up leaving debris. Later the clogs rebuild. Another method uses spinning metal blades, a “rooter,” that can damage pipes. Hydrojetting uses high-pressure water in one or several jet streams with enough force to break up clogs and cut roots …

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  • What Do I Need to Look For When Hiring a Plumber?

    If you are suddenly faced with that dreadful emergency of discovering that you have to hire a plumber , the last thing you want to do is panic. This is not the time to have a nervous breakdown because there are three important things that you must consider before selecting a plumbing service. So calm down, and listen up! License The very first thing you absolutely need to investigate is whether or …

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  • Reasons why hiring a professional is the right choice for that DIY project

    Many people want to avoid hiring a professional plumber due to the cost of plumbing services. A simple plumbing task might cost many people more than what they can afford. There are a few reasons why some people choose to try DIY plumbing but it all sums up to how much it will cost them as the main reason. However, any mistake done during your plumbing fix can create a much bigger problem which …

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