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2015

Protecting Your Plumbing From Your Pets

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Common plumbing problems strike almost everyone from time to time. Clogged toilets, leaky pipes, and slow running drains are bound to occur in your home. You may not realize that your pets are the culprits for some of these problems. These furry little friends can wreak havoc on your system if you do not take certain precautions. Cover Your Drains and Pipes Open drains and exposed pipes are real hazards for your pets.…

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If Your Pipes Freeze, Will They Burst?

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As a homeowner, you may have heard about the dangers of frozen pipes–that they will burst and cause expensive water damage. Knowing the truth about frozen pipes and how to avoid this problem can help you take care of your property during the cold winter weather. If your pipes freeze, will they burst? Frozen pipes can burst, but many of them do not. Unfortunately, because of this uncertainty, the thawing process should be carefully monitored so that if the water gushes from the pipe, the problem can be caught early.…

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Green Plumbing Renovations That Can Save Water And Cut Energy Costs

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If want your home to be greener and more efficient, there are probably a list of improvements you want to be done. These improvements may include things with more energy efficient appliance and lighting. You may even be considering things like solar power. There are also some improvements that you may want to do to the plumbing in your home, which can help to save energy and reduce water consumption. Here are some of the green plumbing renovations you will want to put on your list: …

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Ways To Keep Your Duct System Clean

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Your heater or furnace is not the only HVAC component that works to keep your home warm in the winter. A central heating system functions thanks to a duct system that channels heated air throughout the home. If there are obstructions and debris in these ducts, it could both compromise the air quality of your home and detract from your heater’s efficiency. The following are a few tips on how you can keep your duct system clean to maximize heater or furnace efficiency:…

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How To Fix A Leaky Showerhead

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Leaky showerheads can be a hassle. Not only do they create a lot of noise, they will increase your water bills and increase your environmental impact. Thankfully, fixing a leaky showerhead is a fairly simple process that will only take a few minutes of your time with the right tools and know-how. Before You Begin You’ll need several towels, a commercial cleaner (or white vinegar), plumbing tape, and an adjustable wrench or pair of pliers, all of which are available at most hardware stores if you do not already have them at home.…

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Changes You Can Make In Your Bathroom To Help With Your Lower Back Pain

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If you suffer from lower back pain, then you know just how hard some of the things so many take for granted can be. Even washing dishes and vacuuming can be too much to ask of you when your back is hurting. The bathroom resents even more difficulties that you must face on a daily basis. Luckily, there are some changes you can make to your bathroom to help it become a more comfortable space for you.…

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