Learn how to detect and locate small, hidden leaks to prevent costly, serious water damage from spreading unchecked in your home.
These prevention, maintenance and troubleshooting tips can help you keep your kitchen sink drain and garbage disposal operational.
Maintain the operation, efficiency and usability of your bathroom plumbing fixtures by referencing this handy maintenance checklist.
Completing inspections and fall plumbing maintenance tasks can improve the efficiency of your plumbing systems and prevent potential problems.
With minor proactive maintenance periodically performed by yourself or a trusted plumber, you can improve your water heater’s efficiency and extend its lifespan. Follow these three tips to keep your water heater, whether tank-type or tankless, in the best working condition possible.
In anticipation of summer rain, you may want to have your sump pump serviced and upgraded for added protection and capacity. A battery back-up sump pump is your last fail-safe to preventing catastrophic flooding and water damage to your home. It is an effective and viable (but short-term) back-up solution to preventing flooding in your home while a plumber fixes or replaces the primary pump.
It is well known that most people like to save money on home repairs. But it’s important to know which plumbing issues require a professional plumber, one with the technical training, skills and experience to diagnose and repair the problem. Here are some common issues homeowners tend to experience, and why you should leave the repairs to the professionals.
Pipes wear down. Water heaters break. Plumbing fixtures leak. It’s not a question of “if;” it’s a matter of “when.” According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average household’s leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of wasted water each year. And with leaks in your home equating to roughly 10 percent of your water bill, having a smart home product, such as a leak and flood detection and prevention system like the LeakSmart Pro, will help protect your investment and provide peace of mind.
Sometimes our customers experience a bit of sticker shock around the cost of installing a new gas water heater. To the consumer, it appears as a basic piece of machinery: a tank of water, a connection to an incoming water source, a connection to the main hot water line and a connection to the existing gas line. Take the old unit out, pop the new unit in and go have a nice hot shower.
It’s convenient to dispose of freshwater fish tank water, kitchen byproducts and other unwanted materials by flushing them down the toilet, running them through the garbage disposal unit, or pouring them down the basement drain. But sending some common household materials down your drains can lead serious plumbing issues. Below, we list 10 things you should never send down the drain and explain why these items are harmful to your own plumbing, your community’s water processing infrastructure, and to the whole ecosystem.