December 6, 2019

Behind every good toilet -- or rather, beneath -- is a good wax ring. But with time, even good wax rings can go bad.

The wax ring is exactly what it sounds like: a ring made of sticky wax that helps form a watertight seal between the bottom of the toilet and the sewer pipe. It requires no maintenance and can last 30 or more years, often as long as the toilet itself. But sometimes wax rings can dry out, crumble and fail prematu...

December 4, 2019

Gas heaters, whether they warm up air or water in a home, rely on a pilot light to trigger the flame of the actual heater. If this pilot light ever goes out, the heater has no way of actually turning on to heat the water or air that your particular type of heater circulates to warm the house or other elements.

Knowing how to maintain the heater and diagnose everyday issues with pilot lights will help you when calling for help!

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November 26, 2019

With Thanksgiving upon us, many of us have started to make preparations and get ready for the upcoming holiday. But did you know that for residential plumbers, Thanksgiving is the single busiest day of the year? Just think about it — you’ll be delighting in turkey and sweet potatoes, and soon your wayward and greasy dishes will be clogging your drains.

Here are our top plumbing tips for Thanksgiving so you can stay sane and en...

November 22, 2019

Preparing your home for the holidays can be a lot of work, especially if you’re expecting a large number of guests. With Thanksgiving being right around the corner, it’s important to ensure your plumbing is ready for the worst! Garbage disposals, sink drains, toilets and more all require upkeep.

Kitchen
Clogged sinks:

The kitchen is busy during Thanksgiving, which means so are your appliances that work so diligently through the...

November 20, 2019

Hydro-jetting is a method of cleaning with high-pressure streams of water to remove the build up and debris in drains and sewer lines. This process is best described as a more powerful form of power washing.

If you have recently learned that you have a clogged pipe in your home, you may have also been told that hydro-jetting is a type of service that can remedy the situation.

Hydro-jetting isn’t the only method available to cle...

November 14, 2019

Have you noticed that recently your water isn’t as hot as it used to be?

Maybe it’s time to turn up the temperature on your water heater. It is common when winter comes along to start to run out of hot water or notice you don’t have as much hot water as you used to.

When the ground temperature changes and gets colder the incoming cold water temperature also gets colder and most water heaters have to work a little harder to heat...

November 8, 2019

Pipe repair is one of the most important plumbing services to consider this fall if you want to reduce your spending on utility bills. It may seem like once your pipes experience problems, you are fated to experience a life full of high plumbing costs, but identifying the signs of a problem may not be so difficult. In fact, it may even just take a closer look around the house to determine if your pipes need professional atten...

October 30, 2019

Are you a homeowner that’s frustrated because your water isn’t getting hot? When you turn on the tap, you want the water to get warm quickly, and if it’s not, something may have malfunctioned and could need repair. Here are some possible causes to why your water is not getting hot: 


Cause #1: Broken heating element
If you have an electric water heater, the heating elements inside the tank can break and lead to a loss of hot w...

October 25, 2019

The dishwasher is a homeowner’s daydream as it eliminates a long and tedious chore — washing the dishes. Since your dishwasher shows you love in this way, you need to show it some back by providing it with the attention it deserves. If you’ve noticed any of the following warning signs, your dishwasher might need to be replaced sooner rather than later.

The Dishes Come Out Cool
In order for dishes to be properly cleaned and san...

October 23, 2019

Liquid drain cleaners, like Liquid Plumber and Drano, are intensely strong and dangerous household chemicals made to clear drain and pipe clogs. We’ve all probably used them at one time or another, and we have probably asked ourselves at some point about their safety and about whether they might damage drains and sewer pipes.

There are a few things to keep in mind when using liquid drain cleaners:

  1. Liquid drain cleaners...

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