Selecting the Best Shower-head

As in many things, everyone has different preferences when it comes to their shower experience.  Some folks are looking for a budget friendly wall-mounted showerhead, others like the hand-held version for its convenience, while still others are looking for a multi-jet spa-like experience.  Regardless of which one is your ideal showerhead there are still going… Continue reading Selecting the Best Shower-head

When To Re-pipe Instead Of Repair

When plumbing pipes have issues, often it can be fixed with a simple repair in a certain section of piping. However, some problems require the entire plumbing system to be replaced, which is called repiping. While the need for repiping depends on each individual situation, there are some common scenarios that often lead to a… Continue reading When To Re-pipe Instead Of Repair

Winter Home Improvement Projects

Most people do not view winter as a time for home improvement projects. However, there are many projects that can be tackled, especially regarding plumbing, during the colder months. Here are some great projects to tackle this winter: Bathroom Remodel Does the bathroom need a little facelift? Whether it’s a small update like re-grouting tile,… Continue reading Winter Home Improvement Projects

Bathtub Cracks and Chips

Cracks or chips in a bathtub are not only unsightly, but can cause other issues down the road. The best way to avoid these issues is to know what causes them. While many situations can lead to cracks and chips, here are some of the most common: Improper Installation If the bathtub wasn’t properly installed… Continue reading Bathtub Cracks and Chips

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

Getting Ready for Fall

Fall is on its way, even if the current temperatures in Boise and the Treasure Valley don’t make it seem that way. Before winter hits, make a list of things to do around the house to prepare for the changing season. Here are some fall plumbing tips to put on that list: Hoses and Faucets… Continue reading Getting Ready for Fall

Animals and Plumbing Pipes

With the weather as hot as it is in Boise, animals are trying to seek cool shelter anywhere they can, including inside people’s homes. When animals get inside they can cause damage and even health issues. While most homeowners blame attics and basements for letting animals in, the plumbing pipes are a big offender of… Continue reading Animals and Plumbing Pipes