Here are some New Year’s resolutions that will save you time and money

This is the time of year when practically everyone makes some kind of new year’s resolution. You know the drill: quit smoking, lose weight, win the lottery, make peace with your brother-in-law. Of course, most of the time our efforts fail. In many cases, we probably weren’t really determined to make good on the resolution — we just thought it was something we ought to do.

Well here’s an idea that we hope you’ll take to heart. What if you made a few resolutions that were easy to do and which would actually save you time and money? Would you be […]

Plumbing Emergency? Here’s the ONE phone number you need to know!

If we knew when we were going to have a plumbing emergency, it wouldn’t be an emergency. That’s the nature of emergencies: they happen when we least expect them to.

And so it was for me when I discovered that my four-year old sump pump had quick working. My wife was in the basement and decided to empty the dehumidifier. Normally this turns the sump pump on, but that didn’t happen this time. She looked into the pump well and saw the water was nearly up to the floor and ready to overflow.

Now we had already gone through a basement flood […]

By |October 30th, 2016|Plumbing Repairs, Plumbing tips, Sump pumps|0 Comments

Fixing pipes and other plumbing repairs

For the next few weeks, we are going to be doing a short series of blog posts that deal with the types of household plumbing problems that are best left to a professional plumber. Today, we’ll look at fixing pipes that have cracked or burst.

Most people feel that they can handle just about any plumbing repair. They underestimate the complexity behind that which appears to be quite simple. After all, how hard can it be to replace a section of pipe?

Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as you think, especially if you haven’t had much experience doing these kinds of repairs. […]

By |October 22nd, 2016|Plumbing Repairs, Plumbing tips|0 Comments

Troubleshooting Your Home’s Low Water Pressure

FFrom time to time, all of us experience low water pressure. Most of the time, the problem lies with your plumbing system. Please note that you should never ignore low water pressure. Doing so could create major headaches down the road. If you can’t locate the source of the problem yourself, you should definitely call a qualified plumber and get the problem fixed. It’s a fact of life that plumbing problems, when ignored, always get more expensive to fix. Here are some of the things you can check on when you’re experiencing poor water pressure […]

By |August 31st, 2016|Plumbing Repairs, Plumbing tips, Water Heaters|0 Comments

Here’s how to keep your garbage disposal in top condition

It’s easy to overlook your garbage disposal. After all, unless it stops working, you probably never give it a thought. But you should, because like any other appliance, your garbage disposal needs some tender loving care to last its longest. Here are a few things you can do to keep your garbage disposal running properly for years to come.

First, be kind to your disposal. Not everything should be put into it. For example, coffee grounds can clog up your drains, and rice and pasta grains swell up in water and can really dull your blades. These items should be composted […]

By |August 6th, 2016|Garbage Disposal, Plumbing Repairs, Plumbing tips|Comments Off on Here’s how to keep your garbage disposal in top condition