The World’s Most Unusual Toilets

2018-12-04T21:56:26+00:00December 4th, 2018|Plumbing|

The World's Most Unusual ToiletsHave you ever noticed that Americans shy away from the word “toilet”? Even though we use the toilet more than we bathe in our bathroom and rarely rest in our restroom, those seem to be the choice of words Americans use when they’ve got to go. Interestingly, Europeans don’t have this

How Plumbing Works – The Science Behind Indoor Plumbing

2018-12-04T03:20:14+00:00December 4th, 2018|Plumbing|

How Plumbing Works - The Science Behind Indoor Plumbing Have you ever dreamed of living in ancient times?  You might, until you realize that far more of man’s history has occurred without modern plumbing, than with it. The word, “plumbing” comes from the Latin word for lead, plumbum. Some form of civil plumbing has

How to Fix a Leaking Faucet

2018-12-04T13:05:42+00:00December 4th, 2018|Leak Detection, Plumbing|

How to Fix a Leaking Faucet The humble water faucet is an under-appreciated fixture found in any bathroom, kitchen and laundry room. It makes civilized cleaning, washing, cooking and water drinking possible in our homes. A dripping or leaking faucet still works but can add a lot of unnecessary cost over time if not

Toilets 101: Everything You Need to Know to Become the Expert of Your Throne

2018-12-04T13:13:50+00:00December 4th, 2018|Plumbing|

Toilets 101: Everything You Need to Know to Become the Expert of Your Throne In America, when referring to the term “toilet,” we usually imagine a bathroom fixture mounted on a seat, to be used in a sitting position. This western toilet utilizes a non-mechanical system of water, syphoning and gravity to draw waste

The Biggest Problems with Tankless Hot Water Heaters

2018-12-04T12:30:42+00:00December 4th, 2018|Plumbing|

The Biggest Problems with Tankless Hot Water Heaters Why you should do your research before making the investment Hot water heaters are an essential part of everyday life, but they work in the background and rarely receive any thought until something goes wrong. When it’s time to replace a hot water heater, many people

Tips on How to Replace the Wax Ring on a Toilet

2018-10-26T14:03:13+00:00October 9th, 2018|Plumbing|

Tips on How to Replace the Wax Ring on a Toilet Have you ever wondered what keeps your toilet from leaking? Beneath every toilet is a sticky wax ring that forms a watertight seal between the toilet and the sewer pipe. This hidden ring silently keeps your floors dry and can last for years

How To Replace Your Hot Water Heater: Help for the DIY Homeowner

2018-10-26T13:58:39+00:00October 9th, 2018|Plumbing|

How To Replace Your Hot Water Heater: Help for the DIY Homeowner While there are some tips and tricks that can extend the life of your hot water heater by as much as 30%, it’s inevitable that at some point you will have to install a new one. There’s nothing wrong with calling a

The Homeowner’s Guide to Troubleshooting Low Water Pressure Problems

2018-10-26T13:52:49+00:00October 9th, 2018|Plumbing|

The Homeowner's Guide to Troubleshooting Low Water Pressure Problems There are few things more frustrating than trying to take a shower or fill a sink and realizing the water isn’t really flowing. The culprit? You can probably blame it on your water pressure being low. Water pressure is, most simply, the amount of force

Clogged Toilet? Here’s Everything You Shouldn’t Do

2018-10-26T13:50:08+00:00October 9th, 2018|Plumbing|

Clogged Toilet? Here’s Everything You Shouldn’t Do Plus a few tips on what you can do You flush the toilet and…you hear an ominous gurgle. Even worse, you DON’T hear the expected “whooosh” and the bowl starts to fill up instead of emptying as it should. It’s happened to all of us. Clogged toilets