What Is A Backwater Valve?

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October 27, 2016
What Is A Backwater Valve?

What is a Backwater Valve? As houses get smaller, homeowners try to take advantage of all the space they have by finishing their basements. We use our basements for recreation rooms, home offices, and for storage of things that are important to us. But this creates a vulnerability. City sewers occasionally back up, and this…

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Water And Waste Pipes

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October 27, 2016
Water And Waste Pipes

How can I tell if my water and waste pipes are old and corroded? This article’s intent is to help you diagnose water quality and water pressure along with drainage issues with your potable water and waste pipes. Older homes built before the 1980’s did not have many options as far as plumbing materials go….

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Water Heater Maintenance Tips

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October 25, 2016
Water Heater Maintenance Tips

These water heater maintenance tips are brought to you by our friends at Ken’s Plumbing. Your home’s water heater is a vital piece of your plumbing system. Whether your water heater is gas or electric, poor maintenance can lead to increased energy costs and dangerous conditions within your home. Replacing it can be expensive and—depending…

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Sewer Odor Prevention Tips

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October 24, 2016
Sewer Odor Prevention Tips

Sewer Odor Prevention Tips Here are sewer odor prevention tips to help you. Indoor plumbing, as unpleasant as it can often be, is actually a thing of beauty too. It enables us to flush and wash waste away safely from our home. Yet, there are times when a sewer smell can reenter your home through…

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Preventing Tree Root Damage

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October 10, 2016
Preventing Tree Root Damage

Preventing Tree Root Damage Preventing tree roots is critical if you have landscaping with well-established landscaping as they can cause extreme damage to your water and sewer lines. Tree roots, when it is an especially dry season will travel to locate the closest water source. Moisture escapes from badly sealed joints, small holes, and cracks…

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Types Of Home Plumbing

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October 3, 2016
Types Of Home Plumbing

Types Of Home Plumbing It’s advantageous to know the types of home plumbing you have because they have a major affect on your entire plumbing network. Knowing this can be the difference in whether you have to make repairs or replacements sooner than you would like to. There are several types of pipes used and…

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