How To Change The Faucet In An Old Claw And Ball Foot Bathtub


If you've moved into an older home with a traditional bathtub, you may appreciate the charm of the legs that resemble an eagle's claw clutching a ball. These little touches can add a charm to your bathroom that sleek modern tubs cannot replicate. However, while older enameled coated cast iron tubs can retain their charm over decades, faucets can deteriorate to a point that they need to be replaced. Luckily, you have a wide variety of choices in a replacement faucet.

14 June 2017

Slow Water Flowing From A Bathtub Faucet


Running a bath can be stressful when it takes a long time for the tub to fill up with water. If you have stopped taking baths because of the slowness of the water, understand that getting the problem fixed might not be as difficult as you may think. There are numerous things that can cause water to flow out of faucets slowly. The problem can be diagnosed and repaired in a timely manner if you seek assistance from a plumber.

9 June 2017

Three Ways To Deal With A Slow-Draining Bathtub


A slow-draining tub can be infuriating. Standing water is not just unsightly, it's not healthy. When you are finished with your bath, the water should drain out of the tub, not linger for minutes, or even hours. That creates a dampness in the bathroom which is not what you want. Not to mention that it will inconvenience everyone else in the house if it's the only bathroom. Luckily, it's one of the few plumbing problems that can often be solved without too much disturbance to your home.

28 May 2017

The Plumbing Upgrades Needed To Give Your Home Modern In Floor Heating


Heating systems that use hydronic radiant heating are efficient and durable solutions for heating your home. In-floor heating is one of the most popular options because of its benefits and the fact that it is out of sight. When you have in floor heating installed in your home, there are going to be some changes that need to be made to your plumbing, such as the installation of a manifold and the pipes that lay beneath the floor.

18 May 2017

New Home Owner? 3 Common Causes Of Leaky Pipes To Watch Out For


You've inspected your home inside and out, and you are sure that you will be happy with your purchase for a long time. However, you still have a few things to learn about home maintenance, and the plumbing is one area that you want to avoid having any problems with in the future. While leaky pipes can happen out of the blue, it is best to be proactive and repair risky areas before water starts flooding out.

13 May 2017

Three Essential Tools You'll Need For Home Plumbing Jobs


When you encounter a plumbing-related issue in your home, the first order of business should be to evaluate whether you need to call a professional or you're able to fix the problem on your own. For any issue that's moderate or serious, calling a licensed plumber is the best route to take. Having the right person on the job will ensure that it gets fixed quickly, cleanly and without further damage to your home.

5 January 2016

3 Maintenance Tips To Prolong The Life Of Your Furnace


If you are similar to a lot of people, you may not give much thought to your furnace until you have a problem with it. However, if you do some simple maintenance tasks, you can prolong the life of your furnace. Here are some things you can do to maintain your furnace. Check the Air Filter One of the easiest things you can do to keep your furnace working properly is to monitor the air filter on a regular basis.

13 August 2015

Alternatives To Forced Air Heating For Your Home


If you're planning an addition to your home, or you are designing a new home, there are other ways to heat your home than the standard forced air furnace. The alternatives are lower maintenance and may be just right for your location. Here are some of the popular home heating techniques to consider in your house plans. Heat Pump Heat pumps works by extracting heat from the ground, then compressing and sending it out to the house.

11 August 2015

Fixing Your Garbage Disposal: Key Tips


Garbage disposals are handy devices to have in your home, but occasionally they might malfunction. Fortunately, in many cases, garbage disposal problems can be dealt with by the average person. Dealing with this issue yourself is an excellent way to save money on your household expenses. This article looks at some of the most common problems and how to resolve them.   Clogs  If your garbage disposal isclogged, it may be because a foreign object has gotten into the device and interfered with its proper performance.

29 July 2015

Time To De-Throne The Old Throne? Easy Instructions For Removing An Old Toilet


There's only so many times you can clean a toilet before it just doesn't sparkle anymore. If you've reached that stage, it's probably time to have a new toilet installed. Whether you're a pro at do-it-yourself projects, or this is the first time trying, removing a toilet is something you can accomplish in just a few hours. Here are some simple step-by-step instructions for removing that old toilet. Before you begin this project, be sure to place towels or newspapers on the ground around the toilet.

8 June 2015