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]
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]