June 28, 2019

Toilets not working like they once did? Sinks starting to clog easier and give you more headaches? Faucets rusting and failing at providing a steady flow of clean water? Well, it’s time to consider fixture replacements. When you consider just how much you rely on these fixtures every day, even just one of them malfunctioning can send everyday life in your home into a tailspin. Worse, you may have to start paying higher costs...

June 26, 2019

Some lucky homeowners have never experienced hard water in their homes. It’s largely a regional problem, with the hardest-hit areas in the Upper Midwest. But for those who live in a hard water zone, it can be one of the most annoying plumbing problems of them all.

Hard water is tap water with an abnormally high mineral count. The reason this is a regional issue is because geographical features like thick limestone layers come...

June 21, 2019

Deciding to repipe your home, particularly if your pipes are made from galvanized material or are broken and outdated, is one of the most important undertakings a homeowner can invest in.

If you have observed a dramatic drop in water pressure, leaks, corroded pipes, or dirty water, copper piping can help.

The Benefits of Copper

Copper piping produces a number of positive changes. First, your water will taste better than it has i...

June 19, 2019

When you have a clogged drain in your home, you may be tempted to go out and grab a liquid drain cleaner from the nearest hardware store. Store bought drain cleaners are convenient, but in the end they do far more harm than good. Here are the reasons why store bought drain cleaners are so bad for your drains:

The vast majority of drain cleaners use highly corrosive substances to “eat” through any clogs that may be...

June 14, 2019

Do your plumbing fixtures seem like they need cleaning all too often? If the source of all that extra work is a white or green chalky coating on your faucets and showerheads, you may have a problem with limescale -- mineral-rich deposits that look unsightly and wreak havoc on your pipes and fixtures from the inside out.

Causes of Limescale

The limescale you see in and on your household plumbing fixtures is a natural byproduct o...

June 12, 2019

Every homeowner is at risk, whether they know it or not. We don’t often think of them in this way, but our homes are actually potential disasters. We’re talking of course about gas lines. While they’re necessary to keeping our houses running smoothly, they’re also incredibly dangerous, and in some cases even deadly. Homes have been known to explode due to gas leaks. Sometimes this worst-case scenario is just a freak accident....

June 7, 2019

Houses make sounds. It’s part of being a house. For the most part, it’s natural. Sometimes, though… it isn’t. Sometimes, the things you hear inside your walls are the result of a problem with your home’s plumbing. When you hear those plumbing sounds, you’ll want to know what they are and what to do about them.

We’ve listed the most common problematic home plumbing sounds:

Banging

When you turn the water on in your home, do you h...

June 5, 2019

A plumbing cleanout (drain cleanout / sewer cleanout) provides a point of access to your home sewer systems where we can insert a drain cleaning machine to clear clogs or debris, or a camera to inspect the system.

Sewer lines are frequently subject to clogs or slow draining due to build-up in the pipe. While build-up is not completely avoidable, there are things which contribute to it.  The worse offender is putting grease dow...

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