What Is A Thermostatic Shower System?

Basically, a thermostatic shower is one that has thermostatic valves installed. These valves helps to keep the temperature of the water in the shower at an even temperature, even if water is being used in other parts of the house (dishwasher, washing machine, etc.). There is also a diverter valve which controls the flow of […]

What Size Sump Pump Do I Need?

If you live in an area that is near a water table, or your home is at a lower level than your street, then your lower level or basement may be susceptible to flooding and a sump pump is recommended. Sump pumps work to remove water from it’s surrounding area and deposit that water into […]

What Happens When Your Septic Tank Is Full?

When a septic tank is full, the water in the tank now has nowhere to go and so it eventually ends up backing into your home through your toilet and your drains. If there are any cracks in your septic tank or plumbing then some of that water and waste material can also come up […]

What Does It Mean When Your Toilet Bubbles?

A gurgling or bubbling toilet is most often the sign of a clogged plumbing vent. If your toilet is the only device that gargles and you do not experience slow moving drains, it is likely that there is a clog in the main sewer line. Your plumbing vent (aka vent stack) is located on the […]

Does Bleach Kill Drain Flies?

Yes, bleach does kill drain flies. But if you are concerned about using bleach in your drains – you can look into some commercial and home remedies that are less harsh that may also help to kill those pesky drain flies. How Much Bleach Does It Take To Kill Drain Flies? The amount of bleach […]

How Do You Unclog A Basement Floor Drain?

Two things that you can do to unclog a basement floor drain is to use a plunger and/or pouring a cocktail of baking soda and vinegar down the drain. The Plunger Technique Simply place the plunger over the drain and pump it up and down. This technique may be just enough to unclog that basement […]

Why Has My Garbage Disposal Stopped Working?

Like any appliance in your home, your garbage disposal requires some care. That means a regular cleaning and maintenance schedule. The majority of garbage disposals have a lifespan of 10 years. To get to that milestone and maybe even past it – follow these tips on how you can best take care of your garbage […]

What Do You Do When Your Sewer Backs Up Into Your Shower?

If you see sewage backing up in your shower or sink or tub, etc. the very first thing to do is to call a plumber immediately for emergency plumbing service. Why Is Sewage Backing Up Into My Shower? A clogged sewer line is often the cause of sewage backing up into your home. Cleaning out […]

Why Are There Worms In My Toilet?

If you notice worms in your toilet you want to first make sure that they are not coming from you or someone in your household. If you suspect they are then please contact your physician right away. Otherwise, there’s no need to despair or panic. Although it may be a strange sight to find worms […]

Why Is There No Cold Water In My Shower?

Many of us have experienced the “no hot water” scenarios in our showers and that can be caused because of several issues but why in the world would there be no cold water in your shower? The reasons your shower may not have cold water could be because of a problem with the shutoff valve in the […]