Things That Go Pop In The Night: 2 Ways To Tell If Your Water Heater Has A Problem


Was your water heater installed more than 10 years ago? If it was, you should start thinking about a replacement. This is particularly important if you have a problem with hard water in your home. Hard water contains heavy metals that can be tough on a water heater. If you pay attention, you can tell when it's time to repair or replace. Here are two ways to tell if your water heater is about to break down.

31 December 2015

Renovate Your Bathroom With A Shower Expansion


If you are like most people, you will spend hours in the bathroom showering, bathing, primping, and relaxing during your lifetime. But while even the smallest bathroom should provide room to get around, the shower stall can be one of the most enclosed spaces you come into contact with. Rarely is a shower big enough for you to stretch out in. Typically a shower stall will average around 32 inches by 32 inches.

21 December 2015

Stop That Dripping Shower Yourself


Your shower drips after you've turned it off. You try turning the handle in different directions to stop the drip, but it continues to annoy you. If this is a typical single-handle shower, with a few simple tools, you can fix that leaky shower yourself. Here are the steps to get this DIY plumbing project completed yourself. Tools You Will Need: flat-blade screwdriver Phillips screwdriver channel lock pliers old rags for cleanup From the home improvement store:

14 December 2015

Why Is Your Sink Water Not Clear?


There is probably nothing quite as off-putting as turning on the faucet for a cool glass of water and realizing the water is anything but clear. From milky water to yellow, brown, or even red water, these common water issues are usually traceable and thankfully, for the most part, they are harmless. Milky Water The most common issue isn't really an issue, it's simply milky water. Milky water is usually a sign of air bubbles.

4 December 2015

Does Your Boiler Need Repair? Look For These 3 Warning Signs


If you have only used a forced air heating system in the past, you may not be familiar with the problems a boiler can have. The warning signs are quite different than a furnace, and identifying problems early will help prevent the entire system from breaking when you need it most. Explosion Sounds The idea of an explosion sound coming from your boiler may seem scary, but it is actually caused by a pilot light that is low.

27 November 2015

2 Ways To Fix Low Water Pressure In Your Shower


Struggling to take showers because of low water pressure can be a nuisance to deal with each day, but this is something you might be able to fix. Low water pressure in a shower can be caused by several things. Once the problem is targeted, a plumber will be able to make the necessary changes to improve the water pressure coming from your showerhead. Here are two common ways to fix this problem.

18 November 2015

Three Reasons Why You Cannot DIY Home Water Filtration Equipment


There are many projects that homeowners can do themselves, but water purification and equipment installation are not DIY projects. There are several reasons for this, most having to do with the skills needed to connect all of the equipment. If you want water purification services, you absolutely need a professional to do the job, and here are three good reasons why. 1. Your Water Intake Plumbing Has to Be Rerouted

10 November 2015

4 Tips To Keep Your Pipes From Leaking This Winter


When it comes to freezing temperatures, there are a lot of things that you have to think about. For one thing, you have to worry about your plumbing. When the temperatures drop below freezing, the water that is inside of your pipes can freeze up and can cause your pipes to burst. This can result in a very expensive problem, so it's best to prevent it from happening in the first place.

2 November 2015

With Winter Approaching, Take These Steps To Avoid Frozen Pipes


Frozen pipes are more than a minor annoyance. Not only can you not obtain any water when your pipes are frozen, but since water expands when it freezes, frozen pipes often turn into burst pipes, leading to flooding and extensive water damage. This winter, do all that you can to prevent your pipes from freezing by following these steps: Check the insulation. Head down into your basement, and take a look at any pipes that are exposed.

23 October 2015

Plumbing: The Pipes In Your Home Could Be Potential Fire Hazards


If you are like many property owners, you likely never thought that a problematic plumbing system or plumbing repairs could contribute to a fire occurring. Your beliefs may be related to your knowledge of plumbing systems transporting water in and out of your home and the fact that water is a primary substance used to extinguish fires. The following plumbing issues can put you at risk for a fire occurring as a result of pipe issues.

19 October 2015