Your water heater is a vital part of your home plumbing system. The water heater is responsible for supplying hot water to your kitchen appliances, bathroom and other areas of your home. Because it forms a key part of your home plumbing system, the water heater will also use a significant amount of energy, which means that a faulty or inefficient water heater could result in higher energy bills. Below is a guide which will help you to keep your water heater in top condition. [Read More]
Why a Homeowner Should Never Address Serious Plumbing Clogs on Their Own
As a homeowner, it's actually good to learn how to manage some everyday home repair and maintenance tasks yourself; you can then avoid the expense and the wait of having to call a pro for simple and minor repair jobs. However, there are times when it is best to call a professional to tackle certain repair work around the house, even if you consider yourself very handy and have a nice selection of tools at your disposal! [Read More]
What Should You Do if Your Child Flushes a Toy Down the Drain?
Toddlers make some choices that can seem crazy to anyone over five, and they've been known to throw toys down the drain. Sometimes, it's a bath toy that accidentally slips down a bathroom drain, and other times, it's a toy that gets flushed down the toilet. If you are in this situation, you are not alone. Many parents have dealt with the horror of toy-blocked drains. Here's some tips to help you. [Read More]
What Causes Clogged Drains, and How to Address Them
When your home's sinks or bathtub drains get clogged, you may assume that it's just hair or food caught in the stopper; this can certainly be true, but this isn't the only reason for such clogs. It's good to understand this, because it's good to do everything you can to avoid those clogs in the first place. Too many clogs can actually damage your home's plumbing pipes, and of course there is the expense of having them cleared by a plumber. [Read More]