How To Remove An Old Electric Hot Water Heater

Hot water heaters wear out over time as rust builds up in the tank. Eventually, the rust can eat through the bottom of the tank so it can no longer hold water to heat. The only option you have is to replace the hot water heater. Here is how you can remove an old electric hot water heater to make room for the new one replacing it (even if you are not going to install the new hot water heater yourself, you'll be able to save money on the project if you remove the old one instead of having a plumber from a place like Garabedian Plumbing & Heating Inc do it for you). Read More 

Tub Draining Slowly? Here Are Two Environmentally Friendly Solutions

During your morning shower, it's unpleasant to feel water slopping around your toes because the tub isn't draining as quickly as it should be. Over time, this problem can worsen until the water is up to your ankles and you're fully annoyed. Although you can certainly call a plumber to take care of this issue, the solution is often simple enough for even a novice do-it-yourselfer to handle. By using some common household products, and possibly making a trip to a home improvement store for some additional help, you shouldn't have any trouble rectifying this issue without having to use a chemical drain cleaner that is detrimental to the environment. Read More 

6 Problems A Water Filtration System Will Fix

If your water is less than desirable, you might want to invest in a home filtration system. Water purification systems do more than just soften your water. A home water filtration system will actually solve a lot of water problems you might be facing. Take a look at some of the water problems you could solve just by filtering the water that comes into your home. White Flaky Deposits If your water contains high levels of magnesium or calcium, you might notice a white flaky buildup on your shower heads and faucets. Read More 

3 Plumbing Tips For The First-Time Home Buyer

Investing in the purchase of a new home can be intimidating. Making such a large financial commitment likely means that you will be looking for ways to cut costs as you move into your new home. With the average visit from a professional plumber costing home owners an average of $292, knowing how to take care of a few minor plumbing issues on your own can be beneficial. Here are three plumbing tips every first-time home buyer needs to be aware of. Read More 

Can You Use Your Home’s HVAC Filters In Your Boat’s System?

If you're a lucky homeowner who owns a boat, you might have wondered if you can place a few spare air filters from your home's HVAC system on your boat for use in the boat's ventilation system. That way, you wouldn't have to worry about having to use a clogged, ineffective filter while on a long boat trip. Many boats with enclosed living and sleeping areas have HVAC systems that are supposed to remove the salt and other detritus that can get kicked up by waves. Read More