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

How To Pick A Contractor To Install Your Heating System With One Conversation


Unless you work with contractors often, it can sometimes be tough to tell which ones are going to provide good service and which ones are going to leave you out in the cold. If your heating system is kaput and you need a new one, you might be able to make good use of these tips for identifying a good heating contractor based on what they say in conversation. Good Contractors Ask Questions

2 April 2015

3 Key Pieces Of A Kitchen Sink Strainer


The strainer in your kitchen sink allows water and small food particles to leave your sink and escape safely down your plumbing. Repairing or replacing a sink strainer isn't a difficult task for those with do-it-yourself experience. But before you undergo any new home improvement task, it's important to know the names and functions of the parts you will need to work on as the sink strainer is a vital part of drain repair.

1 April 2015

How A Novice DIYer Can Change The Plastic Handle On A Toilet


Toilet handles aren't always made like they used to be. Some newer plastic handles have a tendency to break after a while and you'll need to replace it to get your toilet working again – unless you want to keep on dipping your hand into the water tank to grab the chain connected to the flapper (which sits on the drain that allows the water to flush down into the toilet bowl) and pull it up to flush the toilet.

26 March 2015

About The Cause Of Constant Toilet Clogging & How Much A New One Will Cost


Do you have a hard time getting solid waste to flush down the toilet all of the time? Rather than spending so much time plunging the toilet, you may need to consider investing in a new one. Find out what can be causing your toilet to clog up so much, as well as how much you can expect a new one to cost with professional installation. What Can Lead to a Toilet Clogging Up?

19 March 2015