Three Ways To Tackle A Clogged Drain At Home

When you encounter a clogged sink or bathtub drain at home, you don't necessarily have to call a plumber right away. Although this professional can certainly fix the issue for you, it's ideal to see if you can handle it on your own. You don't need to have much expertise to work on this job -- but you will need the right equipment to get the task done properly. Here are three ways to tackle the clogged drain by yourself. Read More 

The Roots Of A Clog: What Lurks Under Your Yard?

Most people don't give a second thought to what's beneath their carefully landscaped front lawn, but in this case it's what you don't see that could pose an annoying and expensive plumbing problem. Tree and bush root systems are naturally drawn to your underground plumbing pipes, and given a few year's growth, can actually invade the pipe and cut off the flow of outgoing waste. Your city is not responsible for the pipe once it leaves the main pipe at the street, so read on to learn more about how roots can cause problems with your plumbing pipes. Read More 

How To Increase Heater Efficiency By Sealing Window And Door Frames

If your heater has been giving you problems lately, then you might be considering getting an upgrade. However, before you commit to a replacement, you should take a look at the rest of your house. In some cases, your heating problems might have nothing to do with your heater and everything to do with your home's insulation. One example of such a problematic area is window and door frames. To help you understand your heating problems, here is an explanation of why your window and door frames might be causing your problems: Read More 

How To Keep Your Water Heater In Top Shape

A water heater is one of the most important appliances, but many homeowners do not appreciate it enough. If your water heater breaks down, you will not be able to take hot showers or do your dishes efficiently. Taking extra good care of this appliance can help you avoid costly repairs. Here is some advice on how to keep your water heater in top shape: Flush Out the Sediment If there is too much sediment on the bottom of your water heater tank, it can cause corrosion and make the appliance less efficient. Read More 

Steps To Take If The Water Supply Is Frozen In Your Home’s Bathroom

If water is barely coming out of your bathroom sink's faucet, the water supply may be frozen. Since ice expands and can place extreme pressure on plumbing materials, a pipe section in your bathroom can crack if it is not thawed promptly. The following steps will teach you how to safely heat up the pipe so that water flows freely through it. Once you have finished, insulate the pipe to protect the water supply from freezing again. Read More