• Understanding the Fundamentals of a Leaky Hose Bib Fixture

    Outdoor hose bibs are a convenient source of water when you're outside. Whether you're hooking up a hose for your yard or you're just looking to regularly wash your vehicle, having an outdoor hose bib is a great way to make all of those tasks easier. However, even outdoor hose bibs are vulnerable to damage. Here's a look at some steps you can take to address a leak before you call your local plumbing service. [Read More]

  • Watch Out For These 3 Dishwasher Plumbing Problems

    Dishwasher problems can often be frustrating. Not only can they be a huge inconvenience, but they can result in floods that may cause additional damage to your kitchen. Like most appliances that rely on your home's water supply, dishwasher failures can sometimes occur due to an underlying issue with your plumbing. Note that the rubber gasket that seals the door is a common cause for leaks on many dishwasher models. Always check and, if possible, reseat the gasket when you are experiencing a leak. [Read More]

  • Understanding Two Common Tankless Gas Water Heater Error Codes

    Most tankless water heaters (and many other modern appliances) now include a display to alert you of potential trouble. Like the check engine light in your car, this display alerts you when the heater's control board detects one or more faults. Depending on your water heater model, this display may show text messages or error codes that you'll need to cross-reference with the manual. The specific numeric codes may vary between manufacturers, but two of the most common underlying causes are ignition failure and flame failure. [Read More]

  • What Can Cause You To Lose Water Pressure In All Your Fixtures?

    If you lose water pressure in one plumbing fixture, you can usually determine that the problem exists with that particular fixture. If you lose water pressure in all your fixtures, it indicates a bigger problem. What can cause this to occur? When you lose water pressure in all your plumbing fixtures, you need to call a plumber. The plumber will examine the system and will likely find one of the following reasons as the problem. [Read More]

  • How To Figure Out If Your Well Needs A New Pump

    The pump in a water well is what makes sure that water gets from that well to your home. Without a properly working pump, you will not be able to function in your home like you are used to doing. Therefore, you should try to keep an eye on your well pump so you can catch clues that may indicate that a replacement is needed. To assist you with that, here are a few signs of well pump trouble that you will want to watch out for. [Read More]

  • Four Benefits Of An Emergency Plumber

    Waking up in the middle of the night to a flood magically appearing in your basement is no one's idea of a good night's sleep, but if you find yourself in such a position, you'll be glad you have a 24/7 emergency plumber nearby to call. Just about every plumbing company has someone on standby to spring into action at a moment's notice, precisely because they understand, better than anyone, how emergencies don't care what time it is. [Read More]

  • Odd Plumbing Behaviors And What They Might Mean

    Some plumbing problems have obvious symptoms. For example, if water stops flowing down your drain, you obviously have a clogged drain. If the water won't get hot, you have an issue with your hot water heater. Sometimes, though, your plumbing may start displaying some strange behavior that does not immediately point to any one issue. Here is a look at some of those strange behaviors and what they might indicate. [Read More]

  • What's Causing Your Drain To Smell, And What Can Be Done About It?

    From time to time, most people notice nasty odors coming from one of their drains. This can be quite annoying. Nobody wants to smell sewage or mold while they brush their teeth or wash their hands! You may wonder what is causing the sewage odor, and here's the short answer: it could be a number of things. For the longer answer and a look at each of the possibilities, keep reading. [Read More]

  • Does Your Water Heater Need To Be Replaced? 3 Reasons Why You Should Replace It

    Your water heater is an appliance that can last quite a long time, but it isn't meant to last forever. Most water heaters last about 12–15 years. If your water heater is older than this and is still working, that's great, but your water heater can stop working at any moment, and it's most likely going to happen when you aren't expecting it, or at the worse possible time. If you aren't sure if you should replace your water heater, read on for tips and information to help you. [Read More]

  • Four Things A Homeowner Should Know About The Importance Of AC System Maintenance

    Maintaining your air conditioning system is an important, but often neglected, aspect of homeownership. Many homeowners run their AC system until they notice a problem. Some of them are not concerned until the system stops working altogether. However, a smart homeowner will have maintenance work done once a year on their air conditioning unit. Here are a few reasons why this is true. It keeps your system in peak condition [Read More]