Plumbing Tips to Save Your Holiday

Plumbing Tips to Save Your Holiday

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s inevitable that someone will have a plumbing emergency with the entire family over and a feast is freshly prepared. It happens around this time every year. It’s probably the busiest season for plumbers because drains are clogged, toilets are over-flowing and garbage disposals are breaking left and right. Read more

Tankless Water Heater Maintenance

Tankless Water Heater Maintenance

Your water heater provides you with important things like clean dishes and hot showers. However, without proper maintenance, your water heater may not provide those warm showers you’ve come to love and expect.

Tankless water heaters are durable and designed to give you years of quality performance, but you can’t neglect them and expect hot water without hiccups. Use this guide to learn more about why it’s so important to keep up with your tankless water heater maintenance. Read more

Signs That You Need Sewer Line Repair

Signs That You Need Sewer Line Repair

The average person pays between $500 and $1000 per year on their home insurance policy. But there’s one major problem that your standard policy just won’t cover: sewage backups.

The main cause of sewage backups is due to a damaged sewer line. While it’s preventable, you may not always know you have a problem on your hands.

Here are a few tell-tale signs that it’s time to schedule a sewer line repair appointment to keep your home safe from damage. Read more

How to Cut Your Water Use in Half

How to Cut Your Water Use in Half

These water-saving products and practices will save you money, too

Water managers in 40 states say that even under normal weather conditions, they expect water shortages in some part of their state over the next decade. That’s according to WaterSense, the water conservation partner of the Environmental Protection Agency.

There are lots of water-saving ideas floating around, but two of the best ways are to replace water-wasting appliances and fixtures and to modify your lifestyle and habits.

Neither is easy. Updating appliances requires an up-front expense, and creating new habits a long-term commitment. But do both and you can cut your usage in half or more. That’s as good for your budget as it is for Earth.

Outdoor watering accounts for almost 30% of your water use, according to WaterSense. And toilets (24%), showers (20%), faucets (19%) and washing machines (17%) also use substantial amounts. Then there’s the 12% of water lost to leaks that you might not even know about. Read more

Professional Plumber for Your Bathroom Remodel

Professional Plumber for Your Bathroom Remodel

Doing a bathroom remodel is no easy task. It involves plumbing, electrical, and ventilation work. You have to make a lot of big choices, work hard, and spend a lot of time on your new bathroom. You have to choose tile, fixtures, paint, toilet, and more. Before you know it, what you thought would be a simple project starts to feel overwhelming. Read more

How to Keep Your Dishwasher from Clogging

How to Keep Your Dishwasher from Clogging

There are few things as unpleasant as a dishwasher that doesn’t work properly. Seriously, what’s worse? Stepping on legos? Old, microwaved cups of coffee? Black licorice? Sure, ok–but that’s about it. A clogged dishwasher is not a happy dishwasher. When food, paper, and other scraps build up, they create clogs and other plumbing problems. These problems will also prevent your dish-washing appliance from draining properly. Nobody wants the mess, smell, and inconvenience that comes with that. Read more

Recycle Plumbing Items

Recycle Plumbing Items

You’ve swapped out your old brass kitchen faucet for a stainless steel set. You’ve upgraded your old pipes after a leak. You’re ready to get a new toilet and you don’t just want the old one gathering mold in the garage.

For the sake of our planet, it’s important that our old plumbing materials don’t just end up in landfills. And these “useless” materials aren’t doing any good cluttering up your home. So where do you turn to get rid of your old plumbing pieces and fixtures? It’s a question that many Bostonian’s face, and the answers can sometimes seem surprisingly difficult to find. Read more