Fortunately, we live in a city where public water is purified and regulated. However, it’s not as simple an issue as you may think, and what the government deems are “potable” is not always what is truly healthy. As a consumer, you need to learn what you can do to make your drinking water safer. […]
Are the toilets on your lower level backing up? Do you suddenly have sewage coming out of your toilets? No, your house is not revolting against you, and no, the problem is not that someone flushed something awful down the toilet. In most cases, the problem is a clog deep in the pipes, and in […]
You know you’ll have to replace your water heater when it actually dies, but is there a good reason to replace your water heater before it breaks? The answer is yes, and it’s not just to save yourself the unpleasant experience of a cold shower.
1. Water heaters become less efficient as they age.
As your water […]
Is your water heater in your attic, crawl space, closet or another tight space? If so, you’ll want to do research on water heater replacement far in advance of needing to actually replace it. Here’s why:
Water Heaters and Attics Don’t Mix
I don’t know who ever thought it was a bright idea to stick a tank […]
An unseen leak in your toilet can be an expensive, hard to find problem. The constant running or leaking can cost you $100+ a month on your water bill, so you’ve got to go leak hunting if you’ve noticed a water bill spike or any other of these symptoms:
Your toilet makes gurgling or wooshing noises long […]
Rather complicated and large, water heaters can be easily overlooked in a home. You may not know the first thing about your heater, or how to take care of it. Here are a few things many people want to know about their heaters.
How long will my tanked water heater work?
If you take good care of […]
Of course it’s a fact of life that sometimes a drain will just get clogged up. Whether it’s draining slowly or completely stopped, you need to fix it. Here are some simple tips to unclog drains safely and effectively.
Invest in a few supplies from the get-go, a plunger, a cable auger and a closet auger. […]
Your water heater is the best appliance that you never see. From lovely, long hot showers to sparkling clean dishes, you’d miss it and notice if it was damaged or broken. So what do you do if you’re suspecting that your heater might be broken? Look for the symptoms and try to find the cause, […]
When you start hearing your heater, you may get worried. This is a well-founded fear because an old damaged heater that is starting to make noises can be dangerous. On the other hand, it could be a perfectly harmless issue. So let’s talk about what could be causing those bumps.
If your heater is over 10 […]
If you’ve noticed a sudden spike in your water bills, or you’ve heard persistent dripping and can’t figure out where it’s coming from, you may have an undetected leak in your home. It may be your gut reaction to call a plumber (which is probably the right idea) but you could locate the leak on […]