Replacing an Old Water Heater

Is your water heater more than 7 years old?  If it is, you may want to start shopping for a new one. Most water heaters are functional for ten to fifteen years, but doing research before you have a problem … Read More

Hot Water Heater Tips

There are several ways to maintain your water heater. First, check the temperature!  Some water heaters come from the factory with the temperature set higher than you actually need.  A setting of 120 degrees should provide comfortable hot water for … Read More

Tips for Low Water Pressure

If you are experiencing low water pressure at your faucets, you may need to clean or replace the aerator. What is an aerator? At its simplest level, an aerator is a piece of equipment that is used to add oxygen … Read More

Avoiding Issues with Your Sewer Pipes

You can do a few things this fall to avoid a mess this winter. If you live in a home built in the seventies or earlier you may want to consider having the main sewer line for your home cleaned. These … Read More

Unhook Garden Hose

Things to remember for fall to have a happy plumbing system: Remove your garden hose! Even “Frost-Free” hoses can freeze if a hose is attached during freezing temps. Leaving the hose on the faucet keeps the faucet from draining. The … Read More

Heat Tape Systems

Before the cold days of winter arrive, test heat tape systems if you have them. You don’t want to learn the heat tape failed after the first freeze. These five minutes could save big headaches and save your home from … Read More

7 Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

Whether it’s a drip in the bathroom sink, or a slow leak from the water heater, homeowners are infamous at putting things off until they become an emergency. It comes with the territory “we’re busy seven days of the week, … Read More

Fixing Sneaky Leaks

A home with four leaky faucets could waste up to 16,000 gallons of water a year, according to the United States Geological Survey. To check for water leaks, shut off the water supply to sinks, toilets and appliances and locate … Read More