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A plumber addresses a pipe issue in a home that may need more extensive services, including repiping.

Repiping a House: What’s Involved & How Much it Costs

Posted on January 20, 2022
Every part of your home will eventually require some type of maintenance, repair, or replacement, and your plumbing is no exception. If your pipes have begun to wear out, it may be time to consider a complete pipe upgrade and replacement, a process known as repiping.  What exactly is repiping? What’s involved in repiping a house? And how much does repiping cost? Read on to learn more about the specifics ...Read More
No one wants a cold shower but how do you know what size tankless water heater you need to make sure your water is hot when you need it?

What Size Tankless Water Heater Do I Need?

Posted on January 19, 2022
Once you’ve made the decision to install a tankless water heater, you will then likely ask yourself, “What size tankless water heater do I need?” There are several factors to consider when choosing the output capacity, or GPM, of a tankless water heater. Keep reading to learn more about the perks of tankless water heaters and the size considerations to keep in mind. About Tankless Water Heaters Tankless water heaters ...Read More
a rain showerhead running in an updated shower

Common Causes of Low Water Pressure

Posted on January 14, 2022
What causes low water pressure? Unfortunately, many things can cause sudden, chronic, or intermittent low water pressure in your home. Identifying the right cause is the next step in determining how to solve the issue. But, can you do it yourself, or will you need the services of a professional? Here are some of the most common causes of low water pressure to help you troubleshoot.     Problems with ...Read More
a rusted water heater flange is a warning sign your hot water heater is going out

5 Signs Your Hot Water Heater Is Going Out

Posted on January 12, 2022
  Have you ever been ready to wash a sinkful of dishes only to have no hot water? What about halfway through a shower and the warm stream suddenly turns cold, leaving you to decide whether to brave the freezing water or just give up and leave the shampoo in your hair?  Being without hot water is frustrating in any situation. But, quite simply, hot water heaters don’t last forever.  ...Read More
a man quickly and easily adjusts the temperature on his interior wall-mounted tankless water heater

Should I Get a Tankless Water Heater? [Checklist]

Posted on January 6, 2022
Tankless water heaters are gaining popularity because they take up less space than a traditional hot water tank.  So if your old water tank needs to be replaced or repaired, you might want to consider upgrading to a tankless unit. After the initial investment, you'll save on utility costs and you won't have to worry about your family using up all the hot water.  Tankless Water Heaters vs. Traditional Water ...Read More
luxurious modern bathtub

Why Is Water Backing Up Into My Bathtub?

Posted on October 27, 2021
Your bathtub is supposed to be one of the most relaxing places in your home – a place to unwind after a long day, ease tired muscles, or simply enjoy a quiet moment. But what happens when your tranquility is interrupted? What happens when you are stuck wondering why water is backing up into your bathtub? Plumbing issues can not only compromise the enjoyment of your bathroom but also its ...Read More

How to Remove & Install a Garbage Disposal

Posted on April 26, 2021
If your garbage disposal has stopped working — or is no longer working properly — you are likely looking to replace it. Doing projects yourself can save you a lot of money, and replacing your garbage disposal is a relatively straightforward process that most people can handle on their own. There are two phases in doing so — removing the garbage disposal and replacing it with a new one. Many ...Read More
a man unclogs a bathtub drain

How to Unclog a Bathroom Drain

Posted on March 12, 2021
We’ve all been there. You’re using your bathroom sink, and the water slowly starts to fill the basin. Or you’re standing in a shower that is slowly but surely becoming a bath. It can be extremely frustrating to deal with clogged plumbing, but if you have the tools on hand and know how to fix the problem, you can address it and get on with your day. We’ve outlined our ...Read More
a plumber repairing a water heater

Common Water Heater Problems & Fixes

Posted on August 14, 2020
Water heaters aren’t too complex as far as household appliances go, but they can still wear out or break down over time. Fortunately, some issues are easy to fix, while others may require the services of a professional. Most Common Water Heater Problems Some of the most common water heater problems—along with potential fixes—include those listed below. Water leaks If your water heater is leaking, it may be the result ...Read More
a plumber clearing a main sewer line clog

Main Sewer Line Clog: Signs, Causes & Next Steps

Posted on August 7, 2020
Your main sewer line moves waste from your toilet, sinks, and bathtubs toward the sewer and away from your home. This plumbing line can become clogged for different reasons, which puts you at risk of having sewage and wastewater back up into your home.  Since main sewer line clogs can cause severe damage, along with health risks, it’s important to know how to recognize clogs and what to do about ...Read More