Understanding Plumbing Problems

Furnace Filters: Why All Homeowners Should Maintain Them

As the chilly weather begins to appear, the health of your furnace is more important than ever. In order to keep it in optimal condition, it is crucial that the filters are exchanged and cleaned regularly. While most manufacturers suggest changing the filters every three months, it can be necessary to change them more often if you have pets who shed, live in a dusty climate, or if your home is just more prone to dust than others. Read More 

Hot Water Brown? Simple Steps To Remove Rust From Your Water Heater

There's nothing worse than turning your hot water on only to have brown, rusty water flow from the pipes. When that happens, know you have a problem. Before you call the water company to complain about the condition of your water, you should take a look at your water heater. More than likely, the rust is coming from inside the tank. To find out if the rust is coming from your water heater, you'll need to test the tank. Read More 

Recognizing The Signs Of An Internal Pipe Leak In Your Home

In a perfect world, a leaking pipe would send off an alarm, notifying you of the problem so that you could immediately repair it. Unfortunately, this isn't how it typically happens. Leaks can often occur behind walls and other surfaces without you even being aware. Knowing how to recognize the outward signs of an internal pipe leak can help you rectify the situation faster. Stained Ceiling When it comes to a second story bathroom, one indication of a leak is staining on the ceiling. Read More 

Three Tips For Avoiding A Plumbing Mishap While You’re On Vacation

When you pull out of the driveway to head out on your vacation, the last thing you want to worry about is a plumbing catastrophe while you are gone. Floods are the number 1 disaster in the United States and result in millions of dollars each year in damages due to water damage. Even just a little bit of water stemming from a leak can result in major damage to your home. Read More 

4 Signs You Should Install A Tankless Water Heater In Your Bathroom

Even though you might have heard of tankless water heaters -- which, as the name suggests, are water heaters that do not have tanks and that heat water as it is needed rather than storing it -- you might have never thought about purchasing one. However, you may want to consider purchasing a small unit to install in your bathroom. These are four signs that this might be an ideal upgrade to make to your home. Read More