How Often Should You Buy A New Washing Machine?

You may expect the answer to this question to be something like “When it breaks down and can’t be repaired.”. But truthfully, all appliances have general dates of expiration and to avoid possible expensive repairs or avoid it breaking down just when you need it – staying ahead of those expiration dates can save you alot of […]

Is Hand Washing Dishes Better For The Environment?

Many homeowners love their dishwashers! After all, it saves us so much time! And, as a bonus, our children can be involved in the process of cleaning the dishes by filling, running and emptying the dishwasher. It would be more difficult for them to hand wash the dishes (if you could get them to do […]

Is Vinegar Safe For My Plumbing?

We have written several articles mentioning the use of vinegar in your plumbing pipes. These are just a few of the articles that we’ve written for you. But you may have been told that vinegar is not necessarily safe for your plumbing pipes. The answer is that vinegar will not harm your pipes if used […]

What Will Dissolve Candle Wax In A Drain?

Ideally, you do not want to put melted candle wax down your drain. But, incidents like this have happened and we’re not here to blame, just to help you out. Once the wax is down that drain – what can be done? Can you dissolve the wax or is it best to let it harden […]

When Pipes Are Frozen – What Do You Do?

In the Atlanta, Georgia area where we live we don’t often get many days of freezing temperature but that doesn’t mean we don’t get any! So, protecting your vulnerable pipes from freezing is something that we should all pay attention to. You can read more about what to do in our article How To Prepare Your […]

When Should You Winterize Your Pipes?

Winterizing your home’s plumbing is an important part of home ownership. Keeping your pipes from freezing will help you to prevent burst pipes, damage to your property and belongings and frankly, will save you money and time in the springtime when everything thaws out! You can help to prevent your pipes from freezing by doing […]

My Water Heater Is Leaking From The Bottom

A water heater can leak from multiple places, but if you have determined that yours is leaking from the bottom, what’s the next step? What do you do? Our recommendation is as follows: What’s Causing Water Heater To Leak From The Bottom? A leak at the bottom of a water heater could be due to […]

Can You Plunge A Garbage Disposal?

Many homeowners who use a garbage disposal have experienced it getting clogged. This happens more often than you might think, especially when there are multiple family members in a home and especially during the holidays when there’s a higher chance of grease and items that shouldn’t go down the disposal. So, can you plunge a […]

Can A Leaking Water Heater Be Fixed?

If you are having a problem with your water heater you may be wondering if you can fix it vs. replacing it. Of course, the answer depends on the problem(s) that the water heater is presenting and the age of the unit. If your water heater is between 6 and 12 years old (or older) […]

When To Call A Plumber For Clogged Sinks

There are multiple DIY type of things that you can do to unclog a sink. It makes it easier if you know what caused the clog but it seems that most of the time, the cause is unknown. So, you end up trying everything to unclog that drain in the sink. Not everyone has the […]