Coming downstairs to find a puddle under your hot water heater is surely disheartening. If you're like most homeowners, your mind will instantly start assuming the worst -- Will your basement flood? How much will this repair cost? Luckily, if you've caught the problem when it's just a puddle, chances are good that you can take care of it before you have any major flooding and damage. And although a puddle might sometimes indicate that your hot water heater needs expensive repairs or replacement, there are just as many times when all you need is a simple, low-cost fix. [Read More]
Is It Time To Repipe Your Home?
Over time everything in your home has the potential to break down and need replacing. This also applies to your plumbing pipes. Replacing these pipes, or repiping your home may become necessary. Unfortunately, this process could cost you anywhere from $1,500 - $15,000 and can be a very invasive process that could involve the plumbing having to open up some of your ceilings and walls. How do you know if a simple plumbing repair is in order, or if it is time to repipe your home? [Read More]
Understanding, Investigating, And Clearing Drain Vent Clogs
If you accidentally clog your drains with food, grease, paper products, or hair, then you should absolutely contact a plumber so a proper drain cleaning can be completed with the use of a drain snake. If you have used your sinks in a proper manner and still notice clogging issues, then you may be stumped about the plumbing issue. When this happens, some investigation needs to be completed on your part. There is one possible issue that may be occurring, so keep reading to learn about a clogged drain vent, how the vent can be inspected, and how you can clear the clog. [Read More]
How To Quiet Down Noisy Pipes
You're fast asleep in your bed when you hear a large bang and clatter. Startled, you throw on your robe and move as quickly down the stairs as you possibly can. Is a family member in trouble? Is there a burglar in your home? Thankfully not. This is just another case of noisy pipes waking you up in the middle of the night. There's not much more in the world of home owning more annoying than dealing with noisy pipes. [Read More]