What To Replace Polybutylene Pipes With?

Back in the late 1970’s through the middle of the 1990’s – residential and commerical plumbers used polybutylene pipes to replace the older copper pipes in the plumbing systems. At the time – polybutylene was considered a superior product. Polybutylene pipes are made out of a plastic resin material which meant that the product was […]

Pex Pipes vs Copper Pipes

If you are building a new home or if you’re in the situation where you have to re-plumb your home to any degree, you may be faced with the question of what kind of piping to use? After you’ve discussed it with your plumber and neighbors you may come down to making a decision between […]

Are Water Heater Blankets Worth It?

You may have heard that wrapping your water heater with an insulation blanket specifically made for water tanks. Some people call them water heater covers or wraps, but whatever you call them, the purpose is to keep the water heater tank warmer so that it doesn’t have to work so hard to keep the water […]

What is a sewer camera inspection?

When there’s a problem in your sewer line – the use of a sewer camera to inspect the pipe to see what the problem may be and where it may be is the least intrusive (and least expensive) method available today. After all, it’s much better than digging up your sewer pipes trying to find […]

Can You Use A Regular Snake On A Toilet?

Although technically you can use a regular snake (instead of a toilet snake) to unclog a toilet you really should not. The reason being that a regular snake can damage the porcelain of your toilet bowl. A toilet snake (aka toilet auger) is specifically designed to be used on toilets and will not cause any […]

Does A Tub Or A Shower Use More Water?

That is a question that many people ponder. It seems like it would be a simple answer, but when you really think about it, the answer is not so clear. On one hand, tubs require more water because they hold more of it. On the other hand, showers use more water per minute than baths […]

How Do I Stop My Toilet From Making A High Pitched Sound?

Hearing any strange sound coming from your toilet can be disturbing. After all, it’s usually a sign that something has gone wrong. A high pitched sound normally occurs after your flush your toilet. There’s no need to panic though, this is usually a fairly easy fix. In this article we’ll go over the most common […]

How To Unclog A Drain Clogged With Hair

If your drain is clogged with hair, there’s an easy solution that can unclog it without having to call a plumber. All you need is a mixture of baking soda and white distilled vinegar. How To Unclog A Drain With Baking Soda And White Distilled Vinegar The recipe includes: Instructions are: It’s not unusual to […]

Why Does My Hot Water Heater Pop?

The most common reason that you’re hearing popping noises from your water heater is due to increased pressure within your tank. There may be other reasons for the increased pressure, such as a blockage in your home’s water supply lines, but most often it is simply due to sediment buildup within the tank. You never […]

Why Does My Toilet Bowl Empty Itself?

There are a few possible reasons why your toilet bowl might empty itself randomly. There are two issues that are making this possible. One is something called Ghost Flushing. Ghost flushing (aka Phantom Flushing) is when your toilet randomly flushes for no reason. This can be caused by a number of things, such as a damaged […]