How Frozen Pipes Burst

Everyone has heard that if their pipes freeze they can burst, but you may not know what actually causes them to burst. Here’s how it happens: Simply put, as the water inside of the pipes gets close to freezing, it begins to expand and take on a hexagonal form. This creates pressure inside of the… Continue reading How Frozen Pipes Burst

Wasteful Plumbing Issues

Nobody likes wasting money, especially when it comes to their home. However, small plumbing issues can quickly add up and waste quite a bit of your hard-earned money. Neglecting these specific plumbing issues could be a costly mistake: High Water Pressure High water pressure might not seem like a problem to some people, but it… Continue reading Wasteful Plumbing Issues

Benefits of Copper Piping

Copper piping is very common for water-supply plumbing in American homes. So much so that since 1963, about 5.3 million miles of copper has been installed in homes across America. This is due to the many benefits of copper piping. Here are five of the major benefits of copper piping: Reliability For over 70 years,… Continue reading Benefits of Copper Piping

The Importance of Detecting Leaks

Water leaks might seem like a small thing until they start to add up into a bigger problem that can cost a lot of money to fix. It’s important to be aware of possible leaks, how to spot them, where they are found and what to do when one is spotted. Signs a leak is… Continue reading The Importance of Detecting Leaks

Plumbing Maintenance Tips

With proper maintenance, plumbing can run perfectly for many years. Homeowners should know how to spot and resolve small issues before they turn into a larger mess. Use these tips to keep the home’s plumbing in top shape: Be on the Lookout Little signs such as leaky faucets or dripping fridges can lead to bigger… Continue reading Plumbing Maintenance Tips

Plumbers’ Pet Peeves

With drains that are constantly clogged, and toilets that run for hours, homeowners can get tired of calling a plumber for help. However, treating plumbing issues oneself can create problems. Here are plumbers’ biggest pet peeves: Drano Chemically loaded drain cleaners rarely get the whole clog. The chemicals in them can also ruin pipes over… Continue reading Plumbers’ Pet Peeves

Leaky Faucet Problems

Dripping faucets can make it impossible to sleep at night and will increase the water bill with every drop. There can be multiple reasons the faucet is leaking, and if not fixed in a timely manner, the problem could end up being costly. Leaks can waste enough water to fill a swimming pool, or 10,000… Continue reading Leaky Faucet Problems