Should You Install A Water Heater In A Closet?


Installing an additional water heater can increase the amount of hot water available for your home during times of great demand. No longer would you have to arrange when to do laundry, wash dishes, and even when everyone in the home can take their showers so they all have the hot water they want. But installing additional water heaters comes with another issue — placement. Many homeowners look at closets as handy places to install water heaters, especially unused coat closets or larger walk-in closets.

27 January 2020

Have A Mudroom? Four Ways Having A Shower Installed Will Make The Area More Effective


If you have a mudroom in your home, and it doesn't contain a shower, you need to talk to your plumbing contractor. Mudrooms are great for kicking off those dirty shoes, but adding a shower will make them even more beneficial to you and your family. Here are just four of the reasons you should have a shower in your mudroom.  Keep All Mud Out of the House When you have a mudroom, your family has the opportunity to take off their dirty shoes before they come into the house.

13 January 2020

Benefits Of Using Hydro Jetting For Your Residential Plumbing System


If you have been having trouble with your plumbing system, you will want to think about hiring a plumber for hydro jetting. Instead of a plumber sending a metal snake through the pipes, trying to clear a clog, they use water. To help you understand why this is quickly becoming the more popular option for many people, you will want to check out the following: It Can Clear Out Clogs

17 December 2019

Four Types Of Professional Plumbers And What Each Typically Does


Plumbers have professional sub-types, which is a very similar hierarchy to HVAC contractors. Each of these sub-types handles a variety of different services. The following discusses these sub-types and what each type typically does.  Residential Plumbers Residential plumbers install residential plumbing. This seems like a simple enough category until you realize that these are the same plumbers that will fix broken toilets, backed up drains, wastewater in your basement, septic system problems in the house, laundry washer connections and water flow problems, ice and water machines in refrigerator doors, and all of the pipes that run throughout your home.

4 December 2019

Household Plumbing Drain Basics


Your home's plumbing system is an elaborate structure of pipes, elbows, joints, and drains. Keeping everything flowing through that system takes some care and attention. Few homeowners really appreciate the care and cleaning that plumbing systems require. Unfortunately, this leads to some costly care and drain cleaning mistakes. Here are a few things that you should know. Professional Drain Cleaning Is More Effective Than Retail Products Many homeowners believe that clearing clogged or built-up drains is as easy as buying a drain cleaner over the counter at a retail store.

16 October 2019

Signs Your Septic System Needs To Be Inspected For Repair Needs


Your septic system takes care of the wastewater produced in your home and carries it away through the tank and drain field. Your tank will last roughly 40 years, and generally needs to be pumped out every other year. Drain fields last about 20 years, and you can eventually reuse an old drain field once your second one is no longer of use. Your septic system can run well for years without any problems, but there are signs to watch out for that indicate your septic system needs repair.

21 September 2019

2 Common Home Plumbing Mistakes


The plumbing in your home can be easy to not think about when everything is going right. However, if you want everything to continue to function well in regards to your plumbing, you need to make sure you avoid two of the most common plumbing mistakes. Treating Your Garbage Disposal Like a Garbage Can One of the sinks that seems to get clogged up the most in homes is the kitchen sink, and that is because people don't treat the kitchen sink with the respect that it deserves.

5 August 2019