Homeowners and renters alike have heard numerous tips and “advice” on how to take care of their plumbing systems. Some of it was passed down from family, and other times it may have been advice from online. And most of it-wrong. We have compiled a list of common plumbing myths and the correct advice to go with each. Myth #
We’ve all done it – dropped something in the toilet or down a sink drain. Sometimes it’s our cell phone and relatively easy to retrieve (if not sometimes gross). Other times it is a favorite necklace or a wedding band. In stranger cases, it’s usually a child playing “hide” the keys or favorite toy. However it happened, our sinks, tubs,
So, you’ve finally had the chance to remodel your kitchen, and you can’t wait to pick out the new cabinets and countertops! So much happens during a renovation, especially if you choose to do some or all of the upgrades yourself. While giving your kitchen a facelift, keep in mind that in order to avoid an expensive gaffe, there are
Hard water can be problematic and it is usually a regional issue, unluckily for us Floridians, we fall into the affected region. Hard water problems are caused by minerals like calcium, aluminum, magnesium, and iron in tap water sources. These minerals come from water passing through layers of limestone in the ground. The high concentration of minerals in the water
There are times when you may need to make a quick fix yourself on your pipes, so it’s important to have the right tools in your toolbox. Use this helpful guide to stock your tool box and understand what each is best used for. Flashlight You will be dealing in small, dark spaces when working on most of your pipes.
Water heaters make up a large part of your plumbing system. They connect to all of the pipes going to sinks, showers, tubs, dishwashers, and other appliances. They provide us with the hot showers we enjoy at the end of a long day. They allow us to wash our clothes and dishes. Without one, we would be living in the
Foul smells haunting you in your kitchen even after you have cleaned and taken out the trash? The culprit may surprise you – your kitchen sink. Food particles can find themselves trapped in the pipes or in your disposal, if you have one. Another possible culprit is gas escaping from a drain trap or vent and making its way up
PEX piping is made from a high-density Polyethylene with cross-linked bonds in the polymers structure. This means that it has improved elevated temperature properties making it ideal for plumbing. PEX piping is the newest and greatest thing to hit the plumbing industry. Here is a general breakdown of PEX piping and how it compares to other plumbing options, including another
There are a few different materials that your pipes may be made out of, some of which may require you to replace due to the dangers that they pose. Luckily there are several viable options to choose from when re-piping your home. Each type of material has its benefits and flaws. Here is a thorough list of available metal and
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