The primary cause of plumbing leaks is stress on the pipes. The stress comes from water pressure that is too high inside the pipes, and also from mineral buildup that increases the water pressure. So, it is important to keep an eye on these things because replacing the plumbing in a 1,500-square-foot house can run anywhere from $2,000 to as much as $15,000. [Read more…]
If you have a plumbing problem or are doing some renovations, you want the job to go as quickly and smoothly as possible. To make sure that happens, there are some things you can do in terms of working with your plumber. Here are a few tips. [Read more…]
The cold weather can present problems for your plumbing system if you do not take steps to maintain your pipes over the winter. Here are some tips to make sure your plumbing continues to work well during the winter months. [Read more…]
There are various things that can go wrong with your plumbing. Some are the result of age, where pipes and fixtures just wear out. Some might be the result of weather, such as when pipes freeze in the winter. [Read more…]
Technology is advancing rapidly in many different areas, and plumbing is no exception. New plumbing technology focuses on systems that are more environmentally friendly by conserving water, as well as plumbing that is easier to use. [Read more…]
As 2017 approaches, many of us start thinking about New Year’s resolutions, things we will do to improve our lives in the upcoming year. So, while you are making those resolutions, don’t forget to throw in a few for your plumbing system as well. Keeping your plumbing system problem free will also help you improve your life. Here are a few resolutions you might want to consider. [Read more…]
A stain, odor or clog in your sink or the drain pipes can be a real headache. To take care of odors, clean your drains regularly. If you find that the pipes are clogged, there are a number of methods you can use to try to open them up.
Homeowners have many different questions about their plumbing – usually related to a particular problem they are having at the time. Here are four of the most common questions people have about plumbing. [Read more…]
Keeping your plumbing fixtures well maintained is the secret to making sure they work well for you and have a long life. Here are a few tips on maintaining plumbing fixtures in your new home.
It’s no fun when you have a clogged drain or toilet, or a leak somewhere, especially when the problem is a serious one, and you need to call a plumber and have to deal with a large bill. But many plumbing problems can be avoided with just a little routine maintenance. It’s a few minutes of time that can save hours of headaches later. [Read more…]