You have a plumbing problem. And you’re thinking that you could save a little money by finding a handyman. Many homeowners believe handyman services that say they can tackle that problem with your malfunctioning toilet or leaky pipes, only to find out later that they should have called a plumber. When your family’s safety and well-being is at stake, you need to call a plumber. Here are a few reasons why. [Read more…]
If you live in an area where flooding is more common, you may experience a situation where sewage in the sewer lines backs up through drain pipes and into your home because of flooding. [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…]
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…]
Your kitchen sink and garbage disposal are going to get a real workout during Thanksgiving in a couple of weeks. So you need to be aware of what you should and should not be putting down there. If you treat your plumbing system right, it will work well for you, but if you don’t, you will have clogs that make your holiday a very unhappy one.
Generally, the things to look for that can give you some indication of the condition and age of your pipes are your water quality, tiny leaks and corrosion. It’s a good idea to keep an eye on your pipes because, although they can be expensive to replace, it can be even more expensive to fix broken pipes and to do repairs from water damage. [Read more…]
Maybe the noise comes in the middle of the night: you hear a whoosh loud enough that it wakes you. Or perhaps you actually hear a pipe burst – or at least the gush of water that emanates from it.
Or, as happened to one family we know, you’re sitting at your kitchen table when all of a sudden the cats rush headlong into the kitchen. You wonder what spooked them and as you walk into the living room, you feel it instantly – soggy wet carpet! [Read more…]