Here’s something you can do yourself to help your water heater live a rich, full life. Flush your water heater once a year. Why? mineral deposits and rust can collect in water heaters, which means they have to work harder to heat water. Flushing removes this sediment, allow your water heater to heat efficently. Watch
What’s Inside Your Water Heater? Your water heater is one of the hardest working appliances in your home. It works all day, every day to keep water hot for your entire home. Life without a water heater would be pretty cold. Let’s have a look inside. Your water heater is a storage tank for hot
Undetected water leaks can cost you money not only on your water bill but in unseen damage to your home. The most common types of leaks we find are worn-out toilet flappers, dripping faucets, leaking valves, and pipes. Repairing these leaks can pay for itself in water savings alone. Checking for Leaks When checking for
Hard water in the home can cause a range of problems that can make keeping your home clean more difficult, while also causing potential damage to your plumbing system. Laundry Room Doing laundry with hard water can make clothing look dingy and feel rough and scratchy. The minerals in hard water combine with soils to
Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to the sound of gushing water. A real life nightmare. Your home depends on a properly functioning plumbing system. But as a homeowner you know a lot can go wrong. Clogs, leaks, broken pipes, burst washing machine hoses and sewer backups can lead to costly repairs
By following a few simple steps you can keep your garbage disposal running smoothly and lasting longer A slow kitchen drain is annoying. If left ignored it will most likely get worse. The main reason kitchen drains backup is all the stuff people put in their garbage disposals. You might say, isn’t it the job
How to Unjam a Garbage Disposal Kitchen Disposer Not Working? Here’s How To Fix It It’s a common problem, a wash cloth or other object falls into the sink, jams the garbage disposal and it stops running. Now what? First, and most importantly, never attempt to clear the disposal until the power has been disconnected.
Is it time to replace your old, worn-out garbage disposal? Because there are different types of disposals with different horsepower ratings, you’ll need to consider which model best meets your household’s needs. Other important things to consider include durability, noise levels, price, and the brand’s reputation. Horsepower 1/3 horsepower is typically the lowest power rating
Pipes that are banging, clanking or gurgling, can be more than just an annoyance, they can be the symptom of plumbing problems. If pipes bang while running hot water, the cause is likely copper pipes that are expanding as the hot water runs through the pipe causing it to rub against a stud or joist
No one wants to return from a relaxing vacation to a plumbing disaster. By following a few simple preventative steps – and knowing the location of your shut-off valves – you can prevent plumbing disasters. Watch the video below to learn more.