Do You Have Low Water Pressure With Your Well System?

Posted on 2 August 2022
Do You Have Low Water Pressure With Your Well System?
If you live in a rural community, chances are you use a well water system to supply fresh water to your home. To get the water out of the ground and into your home, the main component of that system is the well pump. It needs to work reliably each and every day—and for the most part, it’s designed to. However, there are situations when a well pump might struggle to get you the water you need, in the capacity you need it.  One of the most common complaints from people who u...
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The Benefits of Adding a Convenient Laundry Room

Posted on 26 July 2022
The Benefits of Adding a Convenient Laundry Room
The Benefits of Adding a Convenient Laundry Room No matter if you love to do laundry or it’s your least favorite chore, an organized laundry room is a benefit anyone can appreciate. If you’re sick of trudging up and down the stairs to do load after load of laundry, you might consider the benefits of adding a laundry room to your home.  A laundry room might not be at the top of the list when it comes to home additions or remodeling upgrades—but it should be! Here are j...
 

Floor Drains Need Attention: Here’s How to Give it to Them

Posted on 19 July 2022
Floor Drains Need Attention: Here’s How to Give it to Them
When it comes to plumbing maintenance, keeping an eye on your floor drains is one task you can’t neglect. Floor drains are often located in basements, garages or beneath hot water heaters, and they provide quick drainage and prevent sewer gases from entering your home. Here’s how to maintain these critical plumbing features. 1. Pour water down them regularly Floor drains actually work to keep sewer gases from seeping into your home. They contain a fill trap mechanism that holds ...
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Is An Inspection Worth Doing Before You Purchase a Home

Posted on 12 July 2022
Is An Inspection Worth Doing Before You Purchase a Home
The real estate market is starting to cool off a bit now, and buyers have a bit more leverage than they did over the past couple of years when it comes to buying a house.  The single biggest investment we’re likely to make in our lifetimes. During the red-hot market, it was hard to obtain an inspection amidst the flurry of over asking offers, now it makes sense to protect your investment given the average price is still quite high in most markets. That means performing thorou...
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Tips on Giving Your Dog a Plumbing-Friendly Bath

Posted on 5 July 2022
Tips on Giving Your Dog a Plumbing-Friendly Bath
One of the main reasons people take their dogs to the groomers is because bathing a pet can be hard on plumbing. When you bathe your dog in your bath at home, dog hair inevitably makes its way into the drain, causing clogs that prevent the proper flow of water. Luckily, there are ways to bathe your pet at home and minimize the impact on your drains. Here’s how: Brush before you wash Not only does brushing your dog’s hair regularly keep its coat looking clean and shiny, it also k...
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Why is My Toilet Leaking at the Base?

Posted on 21 June 2022
Why is My Toilet Leaking at the Base?
A leaky toilet is more than a minor annoyance—it can lead to major structural damage if the problem isn’t quickly addressed. While toilets can function well for decades with only a minimal amount of care, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to see water leaking from under the toilet and spreading all over the floor. Luckily, this type of leak is easy to diagnose and fix. Here’s what you need to do if you’re dealing with a toilet that’s leaking at the base. I...
 

ABS vs. PVC: What You Should Know

Posted on 14 June 2022
ABS vs. PVC: What You Should Know
Building a new home or replacing some of the plumbing in your existing home? It’s important to understand the differences in pipes before you attempt doing any plumbing projects. Two of the most common types of pipe used for plumbing systems are Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). While ABS and PVC share some common uses, they also have some key differences. ABS is always black and PVC is white is the easiest way to tell which piping it is. ABS ABS ...
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Common Reasons Why Your Toilet Won't Flush Properly

Posted on 7 June 2022
Common Reasons Why Your Toilet Won't Flush Properly
Having problems with your toilet? Whether it’s not emptying properly, overflowing, leaking or struggling with low water levels, a toilet that won’t flush is often simple to repair. Here are some of the most common reasons why your toilet won’t flush the right way—along with some simple solutions to solve this annoying problem: It’s clogged. In many cases, a clog inside the toilet is the reason why it won’t flush properly. Toilets can only handle cer...
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What Temperature Should Your Hot Water Be Set At?

Posted on 31 May 2022
What Temperature Should Your Hot Water Be Set At?
How often do you think about your hot water heater? Probably not too often, but this essential appliance plays an important role in your home’s plumbing system. Not only can a poorly functioning water heater cost you money in terms of your electricity bills, it can also affect your everyday comfort. The simple step of setting your water heater to the right temperature saves you money and prolongs the lifespan of your appliance. Read on to learn what temperature setting is best for your...
 

What You Need to Know About Sprinkler Systems

Posted on 24 May 2022
What You Need to Know About Sprinkler Systems
Looking for the ultimate time saver when it comes to watering your garden? Manually watering your green space with a hose not only takes tons of time, it can also waste water. If you’re looking to keep your lawn and garden in the best possible shape, without worrying about watering at the right time during the day, a home irrigation or sprinkler system is a smart idea. There are many choices available when it comes to home sprinkler systems. Picking the right one for your needs is a ma...
 
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