Does Atlanta Have Hard Or Soft Water?

Here in Georgia, we are fortunate that the majority of the state has the lowest levels of hard water found in the United States. So, it’s safe to say that generally speaking, Atlanta has soft water. You can see from the Water Hardiness Map of the United States here that the great majority of Georgia has soft water. […]

Do I Need Special Toilet Paper For My Septic System?

If your house is using a septic system then it would be best to use the right kind of toilet paper for the proper maintenance of that system. There are basically 3 things to look for on the label when buying a good toilet paper for homes with septic systems: Now, the paper you buy […]

How Do I Stop My Water Pipes From Vibrating?

The steps you need to take to stopping your water pipes from vibrating depends on what is causing them to vibrate. This could be any of the following: So, let’s take a look at how to fix each of these issues to help you with your problem. Unsecured / Loose Pipes The water pipes throughout […]

How Long Can A House Go Without Heat Before The Pipes Freeze?

Generally speaking – it takes about 6 hours for water pipes to freeze if they are left in an unheated area. So, if you lose the heat in your home and the temperature outside goes below freezing then know that you have abou 6 hours before your pipes begin to freeze. So, will pipes freeze […]

Is It Safe To Pour Boiling Water Down The Toilet?

Is it OK to put boiling water down a toilet? – The answer depends on the type of pipes that are connected to your toilet. If your pipes are PVC or some form of plastic then the answer is NO – it’s not safe to pour boiling water down the toilet. Reason being that if there […]

Is Water Leaking Into A Light Fixture Dangerous?

Water coming out of a light fixture (this can happen with ceiling lights) is a very dangerous situation. This is nothing to be ignored and must be fixed immediately. We recommend that you IMMEDIATELY DO THE FOLLOWING: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CORRECT THIS PROBLEM YOURSELF – YOU COULD BE ELECTROCUTED! NOTE: Water is a conductor […]

Is My Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Ever since the disastrous incident with the contaminated water source in Flint, Michigan – residents and municipalities across the country have become more acutely aware of the importance of maintaining and providing clean and safe tap water. An estimated 100,000 residents in Flint (6,000 – 12,000 of them children) were exposed to high levels of lead and […]

Tips For Thawing Frozen Pipes

Winter is coming and yes, there are certainly parts of Georgia where freeze warnings occur and the temperature goes below 31 degrees! So, making sure your pipes don’t freeze is an important part of your home maintenance routine. You can read more about this in our article on How To Prevent Your Water Pipes From Freezing. […]

Why Do My Pipes Make A High Pitched Sound?

It can be very alarming to hear any kind of strange or unusual noises coming from your water pipes, but it does sometimes happen. So, what does it mean if you hear a high pitched sound coming from your pipes or from within a wall in your home. Whether it’s a screeching sound or a […]

Why Do My Water Pipes Usually Crack In The Winter?

Unless you live in the very southern parts of the country, you will experience freezing temperatures in the winter time. If you own a home or the building your business is in, part of your winter maintenance is to protect your water pipes from freezing. Your water pipes will have water left in them even […]