Signs Your Water Heater Has Quit (Or Is About To Quit!)


Water heaters are funny things. They are not like any other major home appliance you will ever own because they will never last as long you expect them to last. In fact, most new homeowners are surprised at the very short lifespan these appliances have. If you are not sure that your own water heater needs replacing, here are the signs that your water heater replacement is imminent. Your Hot Water Takes Longer to Come out of the Tap Hot

30 October 2019

3 Things To Know About Replacing Your Home's Plumbing


Your home's plumbing is something that you use on a daily basis. Having reliable plumbing in place is a must. Any issues with your plumbing can make daily tasks such as bathing, washing clothes and dishes, and cooking difficult. While your home's plumbing was likely built to last for a long time, there are situations where you may need to replace portions of your home's plumbing. Whether it's due to old plumbing or a home renovation project, plumbing replacement is something that should be done by a licensed plumber.

9 October 2019

Severe Water Damage In A House


Water can cause a large amount of damage to the house and even make it too unsafe to live in if it is severe enough. If you didn't know that a house had severe water damage until after buying it, the money that you will have to spend toward making repairs is likely more than you intended to put into the investment. However, without the repairs being done, the house might be a wasted investment anyway as water can eventually completely destroy the wooden frame and make it unstable.

12 September 2019

Emergency Water Heater Repairs


What makes an emergency an emergency is all about timing. Your plumbing was fine, until it wasn't. Now, early on a Saturday morning, you hear water gushing onto your mudroom floor, or you return from sledding to find that your shower is running cold. Here are some tips for diagnosing and fixing common water heater emergencies: Find Out if Your Water Heater is a Gas Supplied Before doing anything, take these steps: 1) Is your pilot light still lit?

27 June 2019

The Common Causes Of A Smelly Toilet


Everyone knows that toilets are not the best-smelling things in the world. After all, they are places where people urinate and defecate, and neither of these bodily functions smells good. However, there is a big difference between a toilet that smells after recent use and a toilet that just smells all the time. If you are experiencing the latter, many things could potentially be to blame. Infrequent Use You might think that the more frequently you use a toilet, the worse it will smell.

30 March 2019

Understanding A Few Sounds Made By Your Water Heater


Most people have water heaters, and these appliances rarely cause an issue. In fact, they will run without much thought for 8 to 12 years. However, the heaters will sometimes make noise as well, and this can cause some concern if you are used to a silent appliance. Keep reading to learn about some noises, why they occur, and what you should do about them. Humming Sounds If you walk past your water heater when it is heating water, then you may hear a humming sound.

12 December 2018

Why A Tankless Hot Water Heater Is Convenient And Some Choices When You Have It Installed


If your family has outgrown your hot water heater, you may be thinking of upgrading to one with a larger tank. Before you do that, you may want to consider a tankless water heater instead. A tankless heater is especially useful for large families when several people shower after each other in the mornings. There's no worry about the hot water running out before the last person is finished. Here's why a tankless hot water heater is worth considering and your options for having one installed.

19 November 2018

Bought A New Water Heater? Why You Need A Plumber


Your older water heater finally wore out on you, so you bought another, more energy-efficient model to replace the aged and unreliable unit. You're confident you can replace your old water heater on your own; after all, you've watched many online tutorials on the job and you're fairly handy around the home with basic plumbing repairs. However, installing your new water heater on your own is not a task you should do.

26 September 2018

Why A Trenchless Repair Is A Good Option For Fixing Hard-To-Reach Sewer Pipes


Repairs on sewer lines often require some degree of digging because most of the pipes are buried underground. To complicate matters, a section of pipe that needs repair might be located under pavement or under a building. Property owners in need of a sewer line repair may be able to reduce the scope of a project with a trenchless sewer repair. With a trenchless repair, a special method is used to apply a new pipe lining to the inner wall of an existing sewer pipe.

27 August 2018

Water Heater Replacement 101: What You Need To Know


The water heater is probably one of the hardest-working appliances in the entire house, but it rarely gets enough attention because it works behind the scenes. If you have a water heater you think should be replaced, you are bound to have a few questions.  Does it take a long time to replace a hot water heater? Replacing a water heater can take a good day to complete even though it is not too terribly difficult of a task.

5 August 2018