When a Plumber Does Shoddy Work

It is not always easy to find a good plumber. There are plenty of them listed in the telephone book, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are good.

So, the best way to handle shoddy work is to prevent it from happening in the first place. That means hiring a reputable plumber. [Read more…]

Top 3 Benefits of Using a Professional Plumbing Service

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…]

Keeping Plumbing Leaks at Bay

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…]

4 Preventable Plumbing Mistakes

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…]

Save on Your Water Bill with These 4 Tips

If you want to save money, your water bill may not be the first place you look. But just by making a few simple adjustments to how you use your water, you can end up with big savings. Here are a few tips to follow.

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Spot the Warning Signs of an Aging Plumbing System

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…]

The Advantages of PEX Plumbing Pipe

It’s called PEX piping, and plumbing experts are hailing it as a big leap forward. PEX stands for cross-linked polyethylene. And it has some big advantages.

First off, it is only about a third of the cost of copper pipe. And it is faster and easier to install. Some have described it as similar to a garden hose. The nice thing is that it is much easier to connect it compared to the soldering you have to do with copper. You also don’t need as many fittings as you do with copper pipe. Because it is flexible, it can bend 90 degrees, doing away with the need to attach two pieces together to turn a corner. The pipe can even be color coded, red for hot and blue for cold, or you can use just white. [Read more…]

Overcome Your Fear of DIY Plumbing Tasks

Now and again you have a minor plumbing problem around the house. A leaky faucet, a clogged toilet and the like. They are problems that you know are not that difficult to fix. And yet, you are reluctant to do it yourself because you are afraid of what might happen, that something might go wrong. [Read more…]

Our Opinion: Some of the Best Plumbing Inventions Ever

In many European cities in the 1800s (before indoor plumbing came into widespread use) residents would simply deposit their urine and fecal matter in chamber pots and then throw the contents of the pot out the nearest window (look out below)! [Read more…]

Should You Call the Plumber? Things to Consider First

When do you need to call a plumber? Naturally, that depends somewhat on your own proficiency with a wrench. Small jobs such as a clogged drain or toilet or a leaky faucet may be things that you can handle on your own. But you need to be careful because they also may be signs of something more serious. When should you call a plumber? Here are a few times when you need to pick up the phone. [Read more…]