Six plumbing tips for first-time home buyers

A good friend of ours in the real estate business told us that 2016 was a good year for first-time home buyers in Northeast Ohio. That got us to thinking! What advice would we give to first-time home buyers to help them avoid plumbing problems in their new home. Around the lunch table, we probably came up with about 20 or more tips. We whittled the list down to a more manageable number and one that new homeowners would be more likely to follow.

So here are six good tips to help you get the full enjoyment out of your home […]

How to clean your stainless steel sink

Stainless steel sinks have been a mainstay in American kitchens for years. Long-lasting and attractive, they go with any decor. Of course, we at The Plumbing Source have installed hundreds if not thousands of sinks over the years as a result of repairs, or, more commonly, kitchen remodeling. One question that frequently comes up is this: How should I clean my stainless steel sink so it will look great throughout its entire lifetime?

For answers, we turned to the folks at Elkay Sinks. Elkay is one of the premium brands we carry, and they offer an incredible variety of stainless steel […]

3 things to know about sump pumps

With all the rain we’ve gotten over the past week or so, we’re getting more and more calls from customers who have problems with their sump pump. So today we’re going to give you some basic information about how these units operate and when they are likely to fail.

Some of the most unglamorous parts of a home or business can be the most important. Sump pumps will never attract admirers, or customers, but a failing sump pump can make your home nearly unlivable, and drive away customers from your business. Three basic, unglamorous things you need to know about sump […]

Winter tips to avoid costly plumbing repairs

Okay, all you procrastinators out there, I’ve got a tip for you! We’re going to have a stretch of somewhat warm weather for the next week or so, and that means you still have time to do some last minute winterizing of your home. Let’s face it, the job is easier to do when it’s 40 degrees outside rather than 5 below zero. Here’s what we’re talking about…

You want to keep your plumbing system in great shape year ‘round in order to minimize the chance of having a serious problem, like a burst pipe in your home. If you’re not […]

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 […]