Tree roots are naturally drawn to the pipes that run underneath your yard. The pipes contain everything a tree root could possibly want – water, oxygen, and nutrients. Small amounts of moisture escapes as a vapor through the pipes which attracts the roots in the first place. Eventually they find a small hole or crack… Continue reading How to Address Tree Roots
So you walk into the basement or garage and there’s a rapidly growing pool of water in the area around your hot water tank, after thinking “this is going to be expensive” your next thought will likely be “I’ve got to contain this water before things get worse.” So what should you do? In this… Continue reading Water Heater Draining
Most homeowners will experience the water in their home turning brown at some point. If this is the first time it’s happened you may feel inclined to call your local plumber or stop drinking your water, but it turns out most of the time neither of those is necessary. While brown or discolored water may… Continue reading Gross…The Water is Brown
For many people the term “Aquastat” isn’t one they’re familiar with, in fact you may be wondering if this is even English. An Aquastat is quite simply a thermostat for water. It’s typically used to keep boiler water within a specific temperature range. Your next thought might be, who cares? While boilers aren’t extremely… Continue reading What is an Aquastat?
If you’ve never experienced noisy pipes you may not understand, but once you have you’ll know what we’re talking about. It can be anything from a quiet sound that you’re not even sure you heard or it can be loud enough that it wakes you up in the morning. We recently experienced this in a… Continue reading What Causes Noisy Pipes?
Have you ever really looked at how your home’s plumbing system works? For many people this hidden system running behind walls and below flooring is something they generally don’ pay attention to. While installing it and maintaining it have components that require expert level knowledge, understanding the general concept can help you make responsible decisions… Continue reading Your Home’s Hidden System – Plumbing
If the shower arm at your house is in need of replacement due to rusting, leaking or simply a bathroom facelift, there are some simple steps you can follow to handle this basic home repair project. Before getting started take off your existing shower arm and bring it with you to the hardware store to… Continue reading Replacing a Shower Arm