Chronic low water pressure is a condition that just keeps on giving—annoyance. Fixtures like showerheads don’t rinse properly when water pressure drops below their design specs. It can seem like forever for a toilet tank to refill. Waiting for washing machine cycles to finish builds patience and character. Low water pressure may be limited to […]
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Are you curious about the household plumbing of total strangers? If you’re in the market to buy a house, you should be. Repairs and required upgrades are expensive, particularly when they come as an after-sale surprise. Hidden leaks can add thousands of gallons a year to your water bill. The inside of a toilet tank […]
Mineral deposits in the great outdoors can be one of the wonders of nature. Mineral deposits forming inside your shower head—not so much. All municipal water contains some amount of dissolved mineral content, usually calcium carbonate. While they’re harmless to your health, and in trace amounts actually make drinking water taste more appetizing, dissolved minerals […]
The professional plumber: that’s the helpful person who fixes the leaky faucet that’s driving you crazy in the kitchen and shows up 24/7 if an overflowing toilet floods the bathroom. Yes, but … plumbers also offer a wide range of services that go far beyond daily drips and after-hour traumas. The plumber’s the go-to person […]
The average residential bathroom encompasses about 40 square feet of floor space. The toilet occupies only about four square feet. So what are the odds that jewelry dropped in the bathroom would wind up going down the toilet? Actually, it happens all the time. An open toilet bowl seems to exert a gravitational force […]
Earth Day is almost here and you may be thinking about ways to help out our good Mother. With more stories coming out about how toxic cleaners are, and that some do more harm than good, you may be feeling guilty about the biochemical lab under your sink. When it comes to cleaning your home, […]
Plumbers get called for all sorts of plumbing emergencies, from an overflowing toilet to a ruptured pipe. But there’s nothing quite like the crisis that results when an item of jewelry gets dropped down a drain. It’s a helpless feeling when a cherished and probably expensive keepsake takes an unfortunate bounce and disappears down the […]
While you may not think about your home as a living structure, there are certain ecosystems within it that require a bit of maintenance. Your septic tank is such a living system. While the septic tank may not be the most pleasant of conversations, you do need to understand how to maintain it properly. In […]
Wondering if you have a slab leak? These are leaks in one of the water lines running below the concrete floor of your home. They usually pinhole leaks that develop in copper water lines; they are also known as foundation leaks. Here are five of the most common symptoms: 1. The sound of running water when all […]
Oh, what to do while waiting for hot water to flow from a tap in the kitchen or a bathroom? Many people take care of minor household chores, or catch up on personal grooming, until residual cold water finally runs out and delightful, 120-degree hot water gushes forth. However, you might also spend that time […]
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