April 26, 2019

This may not seem like a big deal to a lot of people, but shower heads can get pretty gross over time. Minerals and hard water stains build up over the years, eventually clogging water ports and making your water flow weak or unbalanced. 

Don't worry, though. There's a pretty easy way you can clean your shower head and have it working like new again. 

Here's what you need:

  • 1 cup of vinegar

  • 1 zip tie

  • 1 plastic bag

  • ...

April 24, 2019

Your water heater accounts for about 18 percent of your home’s energy bill. If your water heater is set too high, you will be paying the price in your energy bill each month. On the flip side, if your water heater is set too low your water may not get hot enough (short showers), or worse, be at risk of growing bacteria. Don’t set your water heater to anything below 120 degrees, as diseases can develop in the stagnant water in...

April 19, 2019

Spring is the best time of year for you to do some home improvement tasks—and you should use this time to check on the health and functionality of your plumbing system.

Here are some plumbing tips we have for spring.

Perform a Water Heater Check Up
You may have turned up the temperature on your water heater when the weather got cold this last winter. As a general rule, professionals recommend keeping your home’s water heater se...

April 17, 2019

For plumbers, a snake is better know as a drain auger. This long, bendable metal coil can either be used manually or it comes in a power version.

Here is how you can use it to unclog your drains and fix other plumbing issues you might be having. 

1: When faced with a clogged drain, you should first try a plunger. Creating a good vacuum and then forcing air into it with a plunger, is often all you need to do the trick. However,...

April 11, 2019

You don't have to be a home improvement expert to know how to turn off your main water valve. It's important you know where the main valve is because, if disaster strikes, time will be of the essence for you, so as to avoid major damage to your home. 

There are two reasons you'd want to shut off your water valve:

  1. Disaster: Hopefully, you'll never have to experience this one, but a burst or leaking pipe won't give you a whol...

April 10, 2019

We all love to be pampered, but when it comes to toilet paper, being a little too pampered might be bad for your plumbing! In fact, using thicker and softer toilet paper takes much longer to break down than regular old single or double ply. 

If you have an older plumbing system in your home, nice toilet paper can cause major clogs and even flooding back into the home. As much as you may not want to hear this, using one-ply pap...

April 3, 2019

If you've got a clogged sink, don't stress! We know you might be tempted to call a plumber right away (in which case, we'd love to help you!), but there are a couple things you can do first to try and get rid of the clogs. 

Here are two ways you can clear fat-based clogs and drain obstructions:

Fat-Based Clogs
When leftover grease, oil or fat gets poured down your drain, it can build up and cause clogs. That’s why it’s so impor...

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