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5 Important Reasons to Flush Your Hot Water Heater

When was the last time you flushed your hot water heater? If the answer is over a year, or worse, never, it is time to give your tank a cleaning. Flushing out the old water and accumulated mineral deposits is one of the few maintenance requirements for your water heater. Here are five important reasons … Continue reading “5 Important Reasons to Flush Your Hot Water Heater”


How and When to Flush Your Hot Water Heater

Your hot water heater can last for ten years or more if it is well maintained. One of the mainstays of maintaining your hot water heater if it is a tank model is to drain and flush it routinely. This can remove the buildup of magnesium and calcium deposits that can impact the effectiveness and … Continue reading “How and When to Flush Your Hot Water Heater”


Will an Hourly Rate Plumbing Company Save Me Money?

Plumbing problems can be frustrating, particularly when they occur at inopportune times, such as when you are expecting company, just before you are about to leave for a trip or in the middle of the night. When you have a problem that requires the expertise of a plumber, you are faced with another dilemma. Should … Continue reading “Will an Hourly Rate Plumbing Company Save Me Money?”


The Advantages of a Fixed Rate Plumbing Company

In the still of the night, when all is peaceful and the quiet seems like a sweet blanket enveloping you as you drift off to sleep, the sudden intrusion of drip… drip… drip… from the kitchen faucet can seem like a drum beating in your ear. If you’re handy with wrenches, washers and fixtures, you … Continue reading “The Advantages of a Fixed Rate Plumbing Company”


Locating a Leak Under a Slab

Detecting a leak is never easy – especially if it is located under or behind concrete slab. There is no uniform design for how piping runs through a home. The position of your rooms and any utilities such as toilets, baths, wash basins and laundry rooms will dictate where you pipes are. Under floor heating … Continue reading “Locating a Leak Under a Slab”


Detecting Water Line Leaks Before They Cause Major Damage

Detecting Water Line Leaks Before They Cause Major Damage How many times have you ignored a leaking faucet or low water pressure? If the answer is “every time,” you have probably never experienced the pain of dealing with a serious leak in one of your water lines. To avoid major damage, it is important to … Continue reading “Detecting Water Line Leaks Before They Cause Major Damage”


Why Your Water Heater Needs Flushing

Have you ever left your wash basins or toilets for months without cleaning them? Probably not – but if you did, we are sure you can imagine the sight you would see. While the water that enters your home is normally treated at a plant, it isn’t completely free of impurities. Once water enters your … Continue reading “Why Your Water Heater Needs Flushing”


5 Water Heater Maintenance Tips That Will Prolong Its Life

Just like any other piece of essential home equipment, water heaters have a shelf life. The time you will get out of your system, however, will depend on water heater maintenance. All too often, homeowners do not carry out basic checks on water heaters, which could extend the life of the unit. Although it’s not … Continue reading “5 Water Heater Maintenance Tips That Will Prolong Its Life”


How Galvanized Piping Affects Your Health

When you look at the listings for older homes, you will see words like “character” and “charm” tossed around quite a lot. What you not likely to notice, however, is any mention of galvanized piping. For the average home buyer, the specific type of plumbing materials in a property isn’t as much of a sticking … Continue reading “How Galvanized Piping Affects Your Health”


What’s up with water?

During Hurricane Harvey, many of us suddenly had to think about water — and whether or not water would be safe or not. And while Houston is on its way to recovery, there’s still a lot of people struggling. The thing is that we need water; we have to have it to survive, because of … Continue reading “What’s up with water?”


What Goes In The Dishwasher

The dishwasher has become an indispensable appliance for many North American households, helping us to save both time and water. Modern dishwashers also tend to be fairly hardy and powerful appliances, but that’s a double-edged sword — they may tackle tougher food stains, but they can wreak havoc on delicate dishes.   There are also … Continue reading “What Goes In The Dishwasher”


Saving Water Everywhere

Anywhere you regularly use water, there’s a good chance there’s something you can do to reduce your use. And there are two areas of the home you can make changes with the most impact: the bathroom and the kitchen. If you’re looking for small ways you can save money and help the environment, put these … Continue reading “Saving Water Everywhere”


Pool Care After Bad Weather

Hurricanes wreak havoc on people’s properties. Even if your house may have not been damaged, you can’t say the same for your garden or your swimming pool. Here are a few tips to try and get your swimming pool back to normal. First, don’t empty your pool! It may seem tempting to just get rid … Continue reading “Pool Care After Bad Weather”


Why Air Conditioner Maintenance Matters

When you live in Texas, your air conditioner is a way of life, right? The best way to preserve life then is to keep your air conditioner working and in good shape. However, a lot of people don’t know much about their air conditioner beyond that it keeps them cool. Here’s what you should know … Continue reading “Why Air Conditioner Maintenance Matters”


Stop Mosquitos In Their Tracks

Whether you’re worried about serious mosquito-borne diseases like the Zika virus or you just want to avoid those itchy, swollen bumps left behind by a bite, controlling mosquitoes around your home is mostly a matter of controlling water. Standing water is essential at every stage of the mosquito’s life cycle, so removing that source can … Continue reading “Stop Mosquitos In Their Tracks”


Walk-In Bathtubs

Even if you’re steady on your feet, slipping in the tub or shower is a dangerous possibility. And if you struggle with mobility or balance, the combination of water, slick porcelain and stepping over the threshold may just pose too high of a risk. Accessories like non-slip shower mats and grab bars can improve the … Continue reading “Walk-In Bathtubs”


Say No To Chemical Cleaning

When you discover a drain that is slow or clogged, calling a plumber might not be your first reaction. After all, using a bottle of commercial liquid drain cleaner is cheaper and requires minimal effort, so why call for professional help? The two biggest reasons are, actually: your pipes and the often poor performance of … Continue reading “Say No To Chemical Cleaning”


Limescale, And How To Solve It

Do your plumbing fixtures seem like they need cleaning all too often? If the source of all that extra work is a white or green chalky coating on your faucets and showerheads, you may have a problem with limescale — mineral-rich deposits that look unsightly and wreak havoc on your pipes and fixtures from the … Continue reading “Limescale, And How To Solve It”


Sudden, or Not So Sudden?

Isn’t it a pain when plumbing problems strike without any warning? Well, the truth is that there is usually some type of warning, but you have to be on the lookout for signs of pending issues, and then contact a professional plumber before they become serious – and expensive – nightmares. Below are some things … Continue reading “Sudden, or Not So Sudden?”


Drain Line Maintenance

Water lines carry sewage and grey water out of your home. To keep these lines flowing clearly, regular drain cleaning is of paramount importance. All too often, people disregard their drains until something goes wrong. By then, filthy bacteria-infested water could have soaked into your walls and floors. The damage has already been done. Clogs … Continue reading “Drain Line Maintenance”


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