sewer pipe

Sewer Sorrows: Has a Sewer Pipe Burst In My Yard?

We rely on our water pipes and sewer lines to shuttle clean water into our homes and dirty water out. With so much waste water from our toilets, showers and sinks, it’s no wonder sewer pipes wear out and burst every now and then. When a pipe bursts on your property, though, the signs may… Read more »

copper pipes

How to Choose the Right Piping for a Repair or Replacement

Most of the time, homeowners don’t worry about their piping as long as it reliably delivers water to the places they need it most, like the shower, sink and toilet. Some even ignore the first signs of plumbing trouble because the problem doesn’t seem serious enough to warrant an intervention. What many don’t realize is… Read more »

water conservation

Tips for Conserving Water in Your Home

We’ve all heard about how certain regions are dealing with droughts and even enforcing strict local water conservation laws in some cases. Even if you aren’t required by law, adopting a few water conservation strategies is a great way to save a few bucks on your utility bills while preserving an increasingly scarce, life-sustaining resource…. Read more »

revamp kitchen

Revamp Your Kitchen and Save Money While Doing It

Food brings people together, which may be why the kitchen is often the center of the home. Of course, that also means your kitchen gets the most use, and as a result, more repairs and updates may be required than other rooms in your home. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, though. A new kitchen… Read more »

grout cracking

Why is My Bathroom Grout Cracking?

Tile is one of the most timeless and popular home finishing materials. From contemporary subway tiles to elegant marble tile, this flooring or wall material is ideal for use in spaces that are exposed to significant moisture, particularly the kitchen and bathroom. Although tile is slightly more high maintenance than other materials, the luxurious appearance… Read more »

Put That Wrench Down!

A little DIY knowledge can fix many things, but it isn’t going to fix most of the complex problems that arise when attempting to repair an intricate plumbing system. The desire to save money with personal ingenuity is understandable, but the stakes can be high when it comes to repairing plumbing, as one tiny mistake… Read more »

nature home value

How Nature Can Affect Your Home’s Value

As a responsible homeowner, you likely take every necessary precaution to ensure your home is in tip-top shape. Regular maintenance of important systems such as plumbing and heating can go a long way toward improving and preserving your home’s value. However, some factors are out of your control. Sometimes Mother Nature can swoop in and… Read more »

plumbing code

How to Tell If Your Plumbing is Up To Code

Building codes can vary from city to city, but all serve the same purpose. The extensive list of rules and provisions list the minimum requirements for the design and construction of a residential or commercial building. Buildings that don’t adhere to local code are considered unsafe and are in need of an update. In severe… Read more »

tankless water heater benefits

Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

How They Work All heating systems work by heating water that passes through a tank or coil system. In a traditional heater system there’s a large tank that both holds and heats water, keeping it at a constant temperature for use when you need it. However, energy is wasted keeping the water hot even when… Read more »

How You Know When You Need to Replace Your Toilet

Even though we use them daily, most people don’t consider the working condition of their toilet until something goes wrong. After years of usage your toilet can start to degrade just like any other home appliance. While most issues are a simple fix, some problems might require a full replacement. Porcelain Damage Even hairline cracks… Read more »