Oh No….Winter is Here!

If the beautiful days of Fall had you distracted from your usual household chores, you may be wondering if it’s too late to winterize your home. The answer is no, and possibly yes. Of course if a pipe or spigot has already frozen there may be damage that simply can’t be undone, at which point… Continue reading Oh No….Winter is Here!

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Red vs Blue

With literally no other commercials on except political ads for the past few months we wondered, which candidate is more pro-plumbing? Turns out they are both big fans of indoor plumbing…just kidding. While comparing presidential candidates is certainly a hot topic, so is comparing pipe materials. There are a lot of choices when it comes… Continue reading Red vs Blue

Crazy Things Found in The Plumbing

As plumbers we never know exactly what we’re walking into when someone calls with a clogged drain or a toilet that won’t flush, but usually it’s something fairly common causing the clog.  Every once in a while though we find some really crazy things in your plumbing.  Here are a few of the most unique… Continue reading Crazy Things Found in The Plumbing

Tips for Cleaning Your Bathroom

It’s no one’s favorite job…cleaning the bathroom. The kids groan when assigned this job, you procrastinate as long possible to do it, and your spouse pretends they don’t see how gross it’s getting. Unfortunately, someone has to tackle it. Here are a few simple tips to make cleaning your bathroom not such a tedious process.… Continue reading Tips for Cleaning Your Bathroom

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