What Are the Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters?

August 21st, 2017

tankless-water-heatersPeople in our area are used to traditional tank water heaters in their home. They’re easy to use and perform their duties quietly and efficiently. But they’re not the only type of water heater out there, and depending upon your needs, you may want to consider an alternate model. Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Backflow Prevention

August 7th, 2017

drainThere are a lot of different systems that comprise your plumbing system, all of them working together. Some of these systems are vital to the operation of the entire plumbing system. Some are not. You may not even be aware that you have some of these systems. Nevertheless, they need professional services every once in a while if they are to stay in good shape. Let’s have a look at one of those more subtle systems, and why you need to schedule maintenance services for it. Continue Reading

What to Do if You Have a Pipe Rupture

August 2nd, 2017

flooded-roomPipe ruptures are among the worst problems a plumbing system can deal with. They’re essentially large leaks, with the potential to cause immense amounts of water damage in a short amount of time. Most often, homeowners notice that they have a pipe rupture when part of their carpet becomes a bog, or when they notice a waterfall on their stairs. If you have a pipe rupture in your home, stay calm and follow the steps below. Continue Reading

Signs Your Home Needs a Water Softener

July 24th, 2017

pipe-lime-scaleYour city water treatment facilities might be quite good, depending on where you live. They also might be pretty horrible. The effectiveness with which cities treat their water supplies varies more than it should, honestly. Regardless of how good or bad your water is treated before it gets to you, though, you should know that it will never be perfect. There is always a chance of trace amounts of harmful materials making it into your home’s water supply. One of the less dangerous contaminants to you, but more dangerous to your plumbing system, is hard water.

Hard water is water with a very high amount of magnesium and calcium particles in it. As it flows through the plumbing system, it will deposit small amounts of these contaminants on the pipe walls. Over time, the mineral deposits will grow large enough to restrict the flow of water through the pipes. This kind of deposit is called lime scale, and it can be a nightmare to deal with. Hard water can be treated with a water softener, which neutralizes the magnesium and calcium content in it. First, though, you need to know if you have a hard water problem at all. Have a look at some of the signs that your home needs a water softener. Continue Reading

Call for Plumbing Repairs if Your System is Acting This Way

July 10th, 2017

ruptured-pipeIt can be pretty difficult to tell if your plumbing system is in good condition at any given time. Most people prefer not to think about their plumbing system at all, provided it continues to work for them the way it always does. Out of sight, out of mind is not the best way to deal with plumbing issues, though. Sooner or later, your plumbing system is likely to develop a problem of some sort. When that happens, it’s important that you be able to address it quickly so that you can prevent most of the damage. Have a look at these warning signs that your plumbing system is in need of repairs. Continue Reading

Beware These Water Heater Problems

July 3rd, 2017

water-heater-repairWater heaters are built to withstand quite a bit of strain. That’s a good thing, since they cope with a significant amount of demand 24/7. While water heaters are more resistant to developing issues than, say, an air conditioner, they can still have problems crop up every now and then. It’s a good idea for you to know the signs that your water heater is in trouble, so that you can call for repairs as soon as possible. Faster repairs means more damage prevented, which is good for you in the long run. Have a look at some of the most common signs that your water heater is having issues. Continue Reading

3 Indicators That You Need Drain Cleaning

June 26th, 2017

pipe corrosionIt can be difficult to tell when the drains in your home need to receive professional services. Plumbing issues are difficult to detect without professional training and equipment at the best of times, especially since so much of the system is hidden from view. Just because it can be difficult, though, that doesn’t mean that you should just throw up your hands and wait for some serious problem to occur in the system. Have a look a 3 of the ways that you can tell when your drains are in need of professional cleaning. Continue Reading

Tips on Maintaining Your Garbage Disposal

June 12th, 2017

plumber-sinkConsidering what the garbage disposal is used for, it’s easy to think of it as somehow impervious to issues. That’s not true, though. Far from it, in fact. Garbage disposals are actually quite susceptible to developing problems, depending on what they’re exposed to. If you want to keep your garbage disposal in good condition for as long as possible, there are a number of things that you should know. Have a look at our following tips on getting a great return on investment with your garbage disposal. Continue Reading

Keep Your Plumbing in Good Shape with These Tips

June 7th, 2017

underwater-houseIt can be pretty tough to keep your plumbing system in good condition over the years. It’s mostly hidden from view, and many of the problems that can develop with your plumbing system will typically not give off any warning signs unless they’ve been around for a while. Your plumbing system won’t last indefinitely, even under ideal circumstances. If you follow the tips below, though, you can at least ensure that your plumbing system will last as long as possible. Continue Reading

Plumbing Upgrades You Should Consider for Your Home

May 29th, 2017

water-handsWhen most people think of plumbing, they imagine kitchen sinks and showers and the appliances that they make use of every day. Those are not the only important parts of your plumbing system, though. There are many different parts that contribute to a residential plumbing system running smoothly, some of which are more vital than others. There are also many optional upgrades, though, that can help quite a bit in various ways. If you’re looking for a way to improve your plumbing system’s function, consider installing these upgrades. Continue Reading