Plumbing leaks can be bad news for your home and your health. Undetected water leaks create the conditions for mold to grow. In fact, mold growth begins within 24 to 48 hours of reaching moisture. It’s good to be aware of the signs that mold is already growing in your home. The presence of mold … Read moreThe Connection Between Undetected Water Leaks and Mold
It can be rather inconvenient when your gas or electric hot water heater refuses to serve its purpose, especially if you really need to take a shower or wash some dishes. It might need repair, replacement or only a slight adjustment: 1. Don’t overlook the obvious and assume that your equipment has failed. The source … Read moreWhy Won’t My Hot Water Heater Turn On?
You probably don’t give your water heater much thought as long as it provides clean and safe hot water. However, when you have the following problems with your hot water heater, it usually makes more sense to replace it rather repair it. 1. Your Hot Water Has a Strange Color or Odor You’re mystified. Your … Read more4 Reasons It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater
Moving into a new home is exciting, but very few people realize how important it is to check their new house’s plumbing fixtures. Inspecting your pipes may not seem as fun as buying new furniture, but it’s still an essential step in the moving process. Before you put down a deposit, there are a few … Read morePlumbing Fixtures to Inspect in a New Home
For most homes, hot water takes a couple of seconds to at least start warming up. However, if you run your tap for minutes before you start getting that warm water flow, it is not normal. It can certainly be an indicator of a problem with your water heater or another plumbing problem, but what … Read moreWhy Does Your Hot Water Take So Long?
Outside of physically seeing water accumulating around an area, there is no sign that says you have a water leak more than rising water bills. You might expect a sharp, dramatic rise in water usage and cost, but a leak can also cause a gradual rise as well. Over time, leaks can grow worse, which … Read moreDon’t Ignore Rising Water Bills
Tankless water heaters are the hot new trend in water heater technology. They are lauded for taking up less space, being more energy efficient, and supplying a never-ending supply of hot water compared to traditional tank models. However, if you are considering replacing your old water heater with a new tankless model, you will need … Read moreWhat to Know Before Choosing a Tankless Water Heater
The plumbing in your home, for the most part of your stay there, won’t cause you many problems. When it does, usually it is very simple problems like a clog in the bathtub drain or a faucet that drips that may not require a professional plumbing service. These are well within the realms of DIY … Read moreShould You Do It Yourself or Call a Plumbing Service?
If you have walked into your bathroom only to find that a puddle has been created around your toilet, then you have a problem. Your toilet is leaking, and unfortunately, that isn’t going to fix itself. If you have noticed your toilet leaking, you will want to shut off the water to it and flush … Read moreWhy My Toilet is Leaking at the Base?
Water heating often ranks among the top four energy costs in a home. This expense is substantially higher if you consider equipment maintenance and replacement. The good news is that you can use several methods to save money. Washing You could reduce gas or electricity consumption by using cold water to wash clothes in a … Read moreHow to Save Money on Heating Water