With the season switching from winter to spring, snow melting and increased rain can cause water to leak into your basement or back up through your plumbing. Spring may try to bring water into your home, but fortunately, there are things you can do to prevent basement flooding from happening.

Cleaning up a flooded basement is much more than a frustrating nuisance, it's dangerous. The standing water puts you at risk for electrocution, and the cleanup should always be done by a professi...
Thursday March 25th, 2021Read More

We've been told again and again that drinking more water on a daily basis is good for our bodies. Rather than spending extra cash on bottled water that later mucks up the environment with plastic waste, we believe that a healthy lifestyle begins at home where a simple turn of the faucet should accommodate our needs.

Did You Know?

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does make some promises regarding the cleanliness of water as it leaves the local water treatment plant; ho...
Thursday February 25th, 2021Read More
Touchless Faucets

Two significant components separate regular faucets from automated ones. They are solenoid valves and sensors.

A solenoid valve is a component that controls water discharge. And the sensors detect objects near the spout lip and send the signal to the valve to discharge. The sensor can be at the bottom of the spout or the lip of the spout. They might be infrared detectors, eco sensors, or motion detectors.

Infrared sensors look for heat signatures. While it works gr...
Tuesday November 24th, 2020Read More
Buying a replacement or new water heater is not something any given homeowner generally is an expert in. Thanks to the relatively long life of the appliances, it's something that only needs to be done once or twice over the course of owning a home. So, if you've found yourself with the difficult task of purchasing a new water heater for your new home, or need to replace the old clunky one that's no longer functioning in your current home, you may not even have any idea of where to st...
Friday October 30th, 2020Read More
Water Heater Maintenance Tips

1) Have you flushed your water heater lately? This tedious but essential chore should be done at least twice a year to remove the sediment that accumulates on the tank's bottom. Sediment buildup shortens the life of your water heater and adds to your energy bill by reducing its efficiency. Connect a standard garden hose to the water heater drain outlet near the base. Place the other end of the hose near a floor drain or in a large bucket. Draining 2 or 3 gall...
Wednesday September 30th, 2020Read More
There are few things worse than a non-functioning toilet. Our expert plumbers are equipped with the latest training tools needed to provide efficient, professional repairs. We can handle all types of toilet repairs and new toilet installations.

Tips for Avoiding Clogging Your Toilet

Toilets are designed to accept human waste and other closely related items. It can tolerate toilet paper of course, but only when disposed of properly. For example, don't flush a pile of toilet paper clumpe...
Thursday January 30th, 2020Read More
Tips for Preventing and Fixing Frozen Pipes

When temperatures plummet, the risk of your pipes freezing and bursting skyrockets. According to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, burst pipes are one of the most common causes of property damage during cold weather, which can cause thousands to repair the water damage—easily $5,000 or more.

As you know, water has the unique property of expanding as it freezes. When water freezes in a pipe, it expands and can exert a...
Monday December 30th, 2019Read More

All pipes experience wear and tear over time, and tree roots are the nemesis of clay sewer and drain pipes. Because the joints in clay sewer pipes are rarely watertight, they are prone to infiltration by tree roots. Once roots have infiltrated the pipe, they will continue to grow in diameter. This creates or worsens gaps in the pipe joints. In severe cases, the roots will completely break the pipe apart or crush it. Even before the intrusion is significant enough to break the pipe entirely, ...
Saturday November 30th, 2019Read More
Sewer Maintenance Can Prevent Expensive Drain Repairs

Preventive drain line and sewer line maintenance methods can help avoid many types of sewer line blockages. These are the most common reasons we see for clogged sewer pipes.Contact us today for preventative maintenance or if you are in need of immediate help.

#1 Using Your Toilet as a Garbage Can

Sanitary sewer lines are designed to accept human waste and other closely related items. It can tolerate toilet paper of course, but on...
Wednesday October 30th, 2019Read More
A sump pump is crucial for keeping the interior of the house as dry as possible. This is especially true for homes that are prone to flooding or that are located in areas with a lot of moisture. A sump pump helps to prevent interior or basement damage by carrying excess water away from the foundation of a house. Over time, a sump pump replacement may be necessary because the pump is in need of repairs or has stopped working properly.

Although it may seem costly at first, a good sump pump can ...
Monday September 30th, 2019Read More

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