Do you have a plumbing repair kit in your home to make emergency repairs quickly? Having everything you need in one bucket or box can help you eliminate some of the stress that comes with plumbing emergencies. On this blog, you will find out what you should have in your kit and some basic tips about making these repairs to avoid further damage to your home. It is my hope that you will find more than enough information to keep your home dry, your drains draining, and a peace of mind and lack of stress to tackle these dreaded household occurrences.
10 January 2020
Believe it or not, there's a lesson in chemistry and physics taking place inside of your water heater right now. If you use a standard tank heater, then a vital component known as an anode rod is playing an essential role in keeping your water rust free. Not only does this deceptively simple piece of equipment prevent your water from becoming cloudy and brown, but it also serves the vital function of defending the walls of your tank against rust.
24 December 2019
If you are planning on replacing the water heater in your home, you may be considering more efficient solutions like a heat pump. When you get ready to install a heat pump water heater, there are still some decisions to make and a few things that you will probably want to know before you have your old water heater replaced. The following guide will help give you the information you need before you invest in a heat pump water heater to update your home with a more energy-efficient hot water solution:
4 December 2019
Most first-time homeowners are looking for the basics on a tight budget. Their plumbing needs are pretty simple — a kitchen sink that doesn't leak, a toilet that flushes. Luxury residential homes, however, have plumbing features that most people never even knew they wanted — until now. 1. Vessel Sinks: Vessel sinks — the ones where the bowl sits on top of the counter — have been hot design features in bathrooms for years.
14 October 2019
Dishwashers are supposed to leave dishes clean and sparkling, so it can be downright appalling to smell something foul coming from your dishwasher. If this smell only seems to arrive when you drain your dishwasher, either alone or at the end of a wash cycle, then you may have a problem with your drains. Here's what you need to know about the stink and how to beat it. The Draining Process
20 September 2019
It's 2 a.m. and your toilet decides it's not going to stop running. It's not that it stops and then runs a little like the tank is refilling a bit, but it's full-on post-flush running without a break. That's not good. But is it an emergency? This is more difficult to judge because you could take a number of actions based on how many toilets you have in your home. Of course, if there is an obvious leak with water actively spilling from the tank or bowl onto the floor, and that's your only toilet, you need to shut off the water and call an emergency plumber.