Why Can’t Liquid Plumber Be Used In A Toilet?

You may have heard that using the product, Liquid Plumber to unclog a toilet is NOT recommended. There are two main reasons for this… What Kind Of Liquid Can I Use To Unclog A Toilet? The recommended type of “drain cleaner” to use that is safe for toilets are products that use natural bacteria and […]

Why Is My Hot Water Scalding Hot?

If the hot water coming out of your faucet or shower head is suddenly scalding hot – that’s a warning sign that something has gone wrong with your water heater. Usually it means that the water heater is overheating which could eventually lead to a leak or worse – the water heater could explode. The […]

Are Septic Tanks Covered By Homeowners Insurance?

Homeowners insurance companies consider septic tanks as part of your home so they are covered by your policy but not if the damage to the septic tank is caused by poor maintenance or neglect on the part of the homeowner. How To Care For Your Septic System Following are some general guidelines on proper septic […]

Can A Leaky Faucet Cause Mold?

A leaky faucet can absolutely help to cause mold. In fact, if there is a water leak anywhere in your home and it’s not cleaned up and taken care of as soon as possible, mold can grow within a 24 – 48 hour period. Will A Dripping Tap Get Worse? Plumbing problems generally do not […]

Do I Need A Sewer Inspection?

If you are purchasing a home, whether it’s an older home or a new one, we recommend that you get a sewer inspection of the plumbing system in addition to the home inspection. Many home inspectors may go over an older home inside and out but they rarely do an in-depth examination with a sewer camera which […]

How Do I Know If My Water Is Contaminated?

Testing your water for contaminants is the best way to identify if there are any issues but there are also some “clues” that you can follow as well. Water Testing Kits If you want to test your own water then we would recommend that you look at some of the commercially available water testing kits. […]

How To Clean Gutters And Downspouts

Cleaning out the gutters and downspouts in your home is something that should be done on a regular basis. But, let’s be honest, many homeowners don’t include gutter or downspout cleaning in their yearly checklist for home maintenance tasks. Most homeowners don’t see their gutters or downspouts clogged so it’s easy to forget to schedule […]

How To Prevent Septic Tank Problems

If your home is on a septic tank, you should be aware that there are some specific habits that you should avoid in order to keep your septic system functioning optimally for as long as possible. Of course, the best way to prevent as many septic tank problems as you can is to simply avoid […]

How To Avoid Plumbing Emergencies

Plumbing emergencies are inconvenient but as many homeowners will attest – just part of home ownership. But are there things that you can do to avoid such potential disasters? There are 6 very common types of plumbing emergencies that we encounter: How can you try to prevent these problems in your home? By repairing them […]

Should A Sump Pump Always Have Water In It?

The pit where the sump pump sits in should have a little bit of water in it at all times – that’s very normal. But, if there is too much water, well that is a sign that there’s a problem. If there is water and the sump pump is running – that’s a good sign […]