What Is The Best Toilet Paper For Septic Systems?

If your house uses a septic system, you should know that there is a bit more extra care required vs. if you are using the city sewage system. For one thing, you have to arrange for regular septic tank inspections, you must be on the lookout for problems with the unit and you should be […]

Where To Place Water Leak Sensors?

If you live in an older home or you simply want to be as protective of your house and it’s contents as possible, you may likely want to invest in a water leak sensor, aka water leak detector. These extremely inexpensive devices that are readily available at hardware stores, Amazon and a few other places […]

9 Steps For Washing Machine Maintenance

Many homeowners don’t think about the maintenance of a washing machine until something goes wrong. But taking the time to familiarize yourself with the following easy steps can not only improve the lifespan of your washing machine, it can also save you time and money from costly cleanup from possible water damage. There are basically […]

Can You Pour CLR Down The Drain?

CLR – the Calcium, Lime and Rust Remover product by The Cary Company is a liquid formula meant to remove (by dissolving) calcium and lime deposits wherever they may be. It’s used mostly in bathtubs, sinks, toilet bowls, shower heads, humidifiers, dishwashers, washing machines and more. It contains no phosphates and is septic safe. According […]

How To Choose The Right Kitchen Faucet

If you are remodeling your kitchen or just your kitchen sink (and you haven’t done so in many years or perhaps at all) you may be surprised to see the large variety of kitchen faucets that are currently available. Basically, the 3 main issues to consider when choosing the right kitchen faucet are… There are […]

Should I Get A Water Softener?

You would only be looking to get a water softener if you live in an area that has hard water. Below is an image from the U.S. Geological Survey showing the water hardiness levels throughout the United States. This image is originally found on their page on Water Hardness and Alkalinity. Here in Georgia, we are fortunate […]

Why Does My Toilet Vibrate After Flushing?

If you are hearing a vibrating noise after you flush your toilet, the problem may likely be the diaphragm inside the Fill Valve in your toilet tank. It’s a common problem and one that can be easily corrected. When you flush your toilet, water goes into the Fill Valve from the bottom and travels through the Fill […]

Why Is My Dishwasher Not Draining?

You look inside your dishwasher and you notice that it’s not draining. You may be wondering what could be causing the problem. We are going to explain some of the issues that could be causing the problem but we recommend that unless you have extensive plumbing or handyman skills that you contact your local plumber […]

Can Water Pipes Thaw Out On Their Own?

Technically, water pipes CAN thaw out on their own but the danger is that the longer the pipes are frozen, the higher the chances are of them bursting and when they do, the cost to repair the damage can be extremely high. In fact, the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety reports that the damage can […]

My Tankless Water Heater Keeps Shutting Off

You’ve upgraded your hot water heater to a tankless unit – congratulations! There are some great benefits to a tankless water heater. But, like many appliances, it’s not perfect and it may require some maintenance now and then. Here are some of the most common problems we’ve encountered when working on tankless water heater units for […]