Plumbing

Use these easy tips to avoid mold and mildew growth in your washing machine.

4 Tips to Prevent a Dirty Washing Machine

You did it! You finally took the leap and cleaned your washing machine (and if you didn’t, now’s the time!) Now that it’s clean, keep it that way. These 4 easy tips will help to prevent any future mold, mildew, or grime from growing in your washing machine: 1. Remove wet clothes promptly.  Leaving wet clothes … Continued

How to Clean Your Washing Machine: Step-by-Step Instructions

How to Clean Your Washing Machine: Step-by-Step Instructions

Musty washing machine smell. You could cringe just reading it. Damp washing machines are prone to mold growth, mildew and grime. We use washing machines to clean our linens almost every day, but how often do we clean the washing machine itself? If your answer is “never,” you’re not alone. The average American family washes … Continued

These 8 strange things found in the sewer will leave you wondering how they got there.

8 Strange Things Found in the Sewer

Some things flow down the toilet never to be seen again. Other items make their way into the sewer system and are recovered some time later, prompting a question or two. While it’s a mystery how some objects make their way into the sewer, these items that were discovered around the world might shock you. … Continued

Tree roots in pipes can lead to major plumbing problems.

How Tree Roots Are Affecting Your Pipes

The trees in your yard provide you with considerable shade while breaking the wind and adding value to your home. But the roots of that tree could be disrupting your home’s plumbing system. As they grow to a significant size, the roots that weave through the ground are capable of making their way into your … Continued

Refilling the air chambers in your pipes in one way to eliminate the hammering sound made from water pipes.

Loud Pipes: Where is that Noise Coming From?

Creaky pipes. They make you check over your shoulder every time you’re home alone. It could be a drawn out whistling sound or a loud banging sound.  Either way, noisy water pipes are a nuisance. There are many reasons why noisy pipes can occur and it can even be a combination of reasons. Loud pipes … Continued

Grease from cooking is not good to pour down the drain.

FOG Down the Drain

FOG. No, we’re not talking about the misty cloud that lingers in the early morning or gloomy air that seems to be in every horror movie forest scene. We’re talking about fats, oil and grease. Fats, oil and grease are natural byproducts of food preparation and cooking; however, they are not a natural part of … Continued

These dishwasher uses could surprise you and make your life easier.

4 Dishwasher Uses to Make Your Life Easier

The word “dishwasher” can be misleading. Using the machine to wash your dishes is fitting, but the pride and joy of your kitchen is capable of a lot more. When there are countless items in your to-do list, why not incorporate them into your regular routine? Check out these 4 dishwasher uses to make your … Continued

A clogged toilet is bad enough. Here's what to do if you've clogged someone else's toilet.

Real Life Nightmare: What to Do When You’ve Clogged Someone Else’s Toilet

Suddenly, escaping out the bathroom window seems like a completely viable option. The toilet water is swirling, the floor is beginning to flood, and your mind is in overdrive thinking of an alibi to explain where you were when the upstairs toilet clogged. Clogging the toilet at a party, or at a friend or neighbor’s … Continued

Read these 4 warning signs you've got a plumbing emergency.

4 Warning Signs You’ve Got a Plumbing Emergency

You know that small drip in your shower you can’t seem to stop? It’s slowly filling a hypothetical 500-gallon bucket if it’s dripping at a rate of 10 drips per minute. You could be using that water to wash 60 loads of dishes with your dishwasher, instead. Your leaky faucet isn’t helping, either. It’s not … Continued

Read this tips to prevent frozen pipes this winter.

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

That bulging pipe in your basement is about to become an indoor sprinkler system. If frozen pipes become a reality and burst inside your home, you could be filing a homeowners insurance claim upwards of $5,000 for the water damage on your floors and walls — not to mention the boxes of important keepsakes and decorations … Continued