Category: Plumbing

Be Present During Your Home Inspection

As a homeowner, it’s very important to be present during a home inspection for many reasons. A home inspection is crucial for your home’s life. Electrical and mechanical equipment can have problems along the road, which need to be fixed in order for you to live comfortably and safe in your house. Paying attention to… Read more »

Is it Time to Upgrade to a Tankless Water Heater?

You may have heard that tankless water heaters can increase the energy efficiency of your home. Unlike standard water heaters, which constantly heat and reheat water to keep it at a stable temperature, tankless models heat water instantly by using electric coils or high-powered gas burners. This way, they can save energy by heating water… Read more »

What’s Causing That Banging Noise in Your Plumbing System?

If you live in an older home, or a home where renovations were made by an amateur plumber, you may occasionally hear a loud banging sound after the water intake from a faucet, washing machine or dishwasher is shut off. This condition is known as water hammer or, more technically, hydraulic shock. It typically happens… Read more »

Common Signs of Septic System Issues

If your home depends on a septic system to eliminate sewage, it’s important to keep an eye on your tank and drain field for signs of trouble. Septic system failures aren’t just unpleasant; they can be hazardous to your health as well. Heavy spring rains can put additional stress on septic systems, so it’s especially… Read more »

When Should You Replace an Aging Water Heater?

The water heater in your basement might be the last thing on your mind these days, but it shouldn’t be. Many homeowners don’t realize their water heater is about to fail until it’s too late, which can ultimately result in costly water damage. But don’t sound the alarm just yet. It’s important to correctly identify… Read more »

Plumbing: Don’t Let it Drain You Dry

Home plumbing is one of those things that are easy to take for granted today. As long as everything works as intended, it is easy to forget how important your plumbing system is, and how it was developed. Plumbing and sewer treatment systems have been improved considerably during the past century. As little as 100… Read more »