What Do Plumbers Do During Annual Maintenance Appointments?


Your plumbing is working great. Your drains are draining, your toilets are flushing, and you have not noticed any leaks. If you're in this situation, you might assume it would be silly to have a plumber out for a general maintenance appointment. But actually, this is exactly the time to have maintenance done — when things are working well! To better understand why this is the case, take a look at what a plumber will typically do during a maintenance appointment.

17 September 2020

3 Ways Spring Affects The Performance Of Your Septic System


The septic system's primary role is to collect and treat wastewater. Unfortunately, the spring season can be unkind to any sewer system. During this time, it is not unusual to experience plumbing clogs and a total malfunction of your sewer system. To avoid this, take note of the following issues that arise during spring, and which can affect the performance of the septic system. Heavy Rains and Septic Flooding Spring is the rainiest season of the year.

14 August 2020

Why DIY Drain Cleaning Is a Terrible Idea


If you've got a stubborn clog that you are trying desperately to dislodge, your first instinct might be to head down the local hardware store and pick up a bottle of residential drain cleaners. While you may succeed in the short-term, the long-term ramifications of that choice will become evident over time, as your pipes will decay faster and you may end up making the problem even worse. Instead of trying to DIY it, you should always call a company that specializes in drain cleaning to diagnose and treat the issue first.

22 July 2020

What Does It Mean If Your Plumbing Is Backing Up When You Have A Septic Tank?


If you haven't had a septic tank for a very long time, chances are that you haven't seen your plumbing back up during that time, either. So when this problem first strikes, it can be extremely alarming. If you're in this situation right now, here's what could be behind it and what you should do to tackle it. Possible Overfilling One of the leading causes for homes hooked up to septic tanks to have their plumbing back up is that the septic tank is full.

19 June 2020

Broken Main Water Line Repair – What You Need To Know


If you have a broken main, water line repair is often essential. In most cases, it needs to be done right away. Failing to take care of the problem can cause further damage to your water lines and to your home, lawn, driveway, and more. But there are things you need to know to help you make wise decisions during your experience. Signs of a Broken Water Main or Damaged Water Lines

15 May 2020

Fond of Flushable Products? You Might Want to Invest in Regular Sewer Cleanings


Flushable products are more popular than ever for their ease of disposal options, but are they really safe for your plumbing? Unfortunately, the answer might surprise you and not in a good way. If you use flushable products like baby wipes and tampons on a regular basis, you should read this guide to find out what it could be doing to your plumbing and how you can combat the problem.

15 April 2020

How To Make Temporary Repairs To A Pipe With A Small Leak Until A Plumber Arrives


Residential plumbing repairs are best left to a professional for a number of reasons. For example, DIY repairs could fail and cause a plumbing emergency. While you might make temporary repairs until a plumber can get to your home, it's always best to let a professional make permanent repairs so your plumbing is safe and so your home can pass an inspection when you put it up for sale. If you need to make temporary repairs to a leaky pipe, silicone tape might be the solution.

12 March 2020

Your Toilet: Top To Bottom


Have you ever looked at your toilet and thought to yourself, "I wish I understood everything about this amazing miracle of modern plumbing!" Probably not, but every homeowner should know a bit about their porcelain thrones. These seemingly simple plumbing fixtures play a central role in making modern civilization as comfortable as possible, but they are nothing more than mysteries to many of their users. This article will guide you through the complexities of your toilet from top to bottom, helping you to understand this key fixture better and recognize when trouble is bubbling up from below.

7 February 2020

Have Wet Grass And Think Your Sewer Lateral Pipe Needs Replaced? What To Know First


If you live in an older home and you worry that the tree roots have damaged some of the pipes that carry water or waste to the main city drain, there are a lot of different things that you need to worry about. If a leak is contaminating the groundwater and the soil around your home, these are issues that you don't want to let go. Instead, call the experts right away and figure out the following things.

17 January 2020

Signs That Your Foundation May Need Some Attention


The foundation under your home has an important job. If the foundation starts to sag or sink, the foundation may need repairs, but knowing how to tell when there is a foundation problem is critical. Some things should alert you to a problem if you are paying attention.  Sagging or Uneven Floors One of the most glaring issues that should alert you to a problem is sagging or uneven floors in your home.

2 January 2020