Addicted to Greasy Foods? How Can You Protect Your Plumbing?

While low-fat versions of many foods are mass produced to appeal to consumers who are looking to shed a few pounds, you may find these modified foods unappealing or overly sugary. Indeed, there are evolutionary factors at play that simply make fatty foods taste better than their low-fat or fat-free brethren. While recent research has indicated that fat—including the once-dreaded saturated fat—is not only not unhealthy, but actually good for you, the same can't be said for fat's effect on your home's plumbing system. [Read More]

4 Benefits Of Using Video Inspections For Clogged Shower Drains

Every time you shower, there's a lot more going down the drain than just excess water. Soap scum, hair, and other debris can quickly fill a drain and cause a potential clog. When contacting a plumber to clear the clog, you can also request a video inspection for the shower drain. This process uses a small camera that is fed through the drain to give visuals on the clog and the pipe drainage system. [Read More]

How to Repair a Leaking Copper Pipe With a Soldered Slip-Tee

A lot of homeowners are unsure of themselves when working with copper plumbing, but there is no need to be afraid of performing basic repairs such as fixing pinhole leaks. If you have recently discovered a small leak in a copper water line, then you can successfully make the repair. All it takes is a little know-how and using the right tools and materials for the job. Below is a list of what you will need as well as a procedure for the fix: [Read More]

Puddle Under Your Hot Water Heater? Don't Panic; Follow These Steps!

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]