Discovering a clogged drain in your home is annoying. But in most cases, you can eliminate the clog using a combination of two very safe DIY clog removers. The first is a cup of baking soda followed by a cup of vinegar. Let that mixture do its magic for about five minutes, then plunge that clog away. But there is another type of clog that is much more serious and will impact all the drains in your home. These clogs are in your sewer line, and they are often a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Continue reading “Most Common Signs Of Sewer Line Clogs” »
Spring cleaning is about more than just sorting through unwanted items, making space, and organizing. It is also about a good deep cleaning and a fresh new look for items around your home. Think of it as a new beginning for old fixtures and appliances that will benefit from some TLC. And one of the issues that appear in many homes across the country is hard water stains. But the good news is that there is a solution to rid your home of the ugly rust-colored blemishes. Continue reading “How To Remove Hard Water Stains While Spring Cleaning This Year” »
Your home’s plumbing fixtures can begin to look dated and show signs of wear over the years. And the time comes when an update is needed to ensure that you are not going to face maintenance nightmares and potentially costly leaks and water damage. But what you might not be thinking about is taking a step in a more environmentally conscious direction when you select new fixtures and appliances. Going green offers excellent benefits for the planet. You will also be rewarded with nice savings as well when you take advantage of the following upgrades. Continue reading “Environmentally Friendly Plumbing Projects For Your Home” »
Most homeowners are eager to extend the life of their home’s appliances. And when you can do the work yourself or have it done by a licensed plumber in just about an hour, why not jump at the chance to get several additional years of service from your home’s water heater? Sadly, many homeowners are unaware of the simple yet life-altering value of the anode rod in their water heater. Continue reading “A Simple And Cost-Effective Way To Extend The Life Of Your Water Heater” »
Many homeowners are unaware that they own a sewer line until they experience a problem. And unfortunately, the issue becomes relatively severe before they recognize the signs of a sewer line problem. As with most issues around your home, the sooner you call in the professionals, the easier and more affordable it is to correct the problem. And in the case of a sewer line problem, a call at the first indication of trouble will help avoid a nasty mess. But the key to this fast action comes in knowing the signs of sewer line issues. Continue reading “Signs Of A Sewer Line Issue in Your Home” »
Many homeowners are not even aware that they own a sewer line. So it comes as no shock that they have no understanding of the typical indications of a sewer line issue brewing in their yard. And without understanding the early signs of trouble, they are caught off guard when there is a nasty sewage backup flooding their home. However, had they known the common and less commonly known signs of sewer line issues, they could have taken proactive steps to avoid a raw sewage backup’s contamination and unpleasantness. Continue reading “The Common And Lesser-Known Signs Of A Sewer Line Problem” »
Every homeowner is happy to find a bargain. But when the issue is a clogged drain, and you are thinking about using a jug of chemical drain cleaner to “save a few bucks,” you might want to rethink that plan.
Liquid drain cleaners sound great. But what they never tell you about is the possibility of doing more damage to your home’s drain lines than good. Today, we will set the record straight and hopefully save many homeowners from making a very costly mistake. Here are the reasons that plumbers everywhere warn their customers against ever using chemical drain cleaners. Continue reading “Why You Should Just Say NO To Chemical Drain Cleaners” »
Living in the United States, it is very easy to take things like pure, safe drinking water for granted. In most communities, you turn on the faucet and have access to an almost endless supply of healthy water. But many homeowners don’t understand that some water contaminants might be coming from their home’s water lines. So, in addition to being vigilant about keeping up with the quality of the water, you need to make sure that your home’s water lines are in good condition. Continue reading “Everything You Need To Know About Water Quality” »
Everyone has had the experience of turning on a faucet only to see that the sink or tub drain is starting to back up. You stare in disbelief and wonder how you can correct this issue without calling in a plumber. Then you recall seeing that commercial for the miracle clog remover. Just a jug of that magical mixture will clear any drain clog. Or so the announcer claimed. So you make a mental note to grab a jug when you head to the store. But is this really the answer? Or are you opening Pandora’s box of plumbing troubles? Continue reading “DIY Drain Cleaning: Friend Or Foe?” »
When you see a puddle of water under your kitchen sink or on the floor, you can be relatively sure that you have a water leak in your home. But not all water leaks are as easy to locate. Fortunately, there are several tips and tricks that plumbers have used for years to determine if there is reason to begin a search for a water leak in a customer’s home. And sharing these bits of information is an excellent way to let customers know when it is time to call in a professional plumber to avoid a costly plumbing repair and expensive water damage restoration project. Continue reading “Tips From A Pro To Help Locate Potentially Costly Water Leaks” »
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