How to Address Tree Roots

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

Gross…The Water is Brown

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

What is an Aquastat?

  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?

Your Home’s Hidden System – Plumbing

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

Replacing a Shower Arm

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