How to Unclog a Bathtub Drain
If there is one skill every homeowner should learn, it’s how to unclog a bathtub drain. If you find out that the clog is too severe, call a professional plumber to help get your bathtub drain operating as normal. There are some tips, however, that any homeowner can use to try and unclog a drain.
Plumbing Sounds and What They Could Mean
Hearing a weird sound when you flush the toilet? Or a strange rumbling when you turn on the faucet? Strange plumbing sounds can be frustrating, because most of the time you’re not exactly sure where they’re coming from or what they might mean. In this week’s blog, we’ll talk about some of the more common […]
Septic Tanks 101
How much do you know about your septic tank? You’re probably familiar with the general concept, but do you know how long a septic tank lasts? Or how often you should have it pumped? Or what you should or shouldn’t put into your septic tank? Learn some important septic tank knowledge in this week’s blog.
Why is the Faucet Leaking?
One of the most common plumbing problems around is a leaky faucet. A faucet leaking is almost inevitable sooner or later, because regular use and wear and tear eventually cause one of the many parts of a faucet to wear out or come loose, resulting in a leak. In this week’s blog, we’ll talk about […]
5 Tips to Prevent Your Drains from Clogging
One of the most common plumbing problems any homeowner will encounter are clogged drains. Drains that clog frequently can be a pretty big nuisance. Is there anything that can be done to stop your drains from clogging so much? Yes! Learn some of the best things you can do to prevent your household drains from […]
Rust: What to Do When You Have Brown Tap Water
So you turn on your faucet one morning to find the water coming out of it isn’t its normal clear self. Instead, you get a dirty brownish looking water. Should you be concerned? Is the water safe to use? Learn what to do when you have brown tap water in our blog.
Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Home’s Plumbing
Can you believe that spring is only one week away? Warmer temperatures are on their way, and that means one thing: It’s time for spring cleaning! It’s important to remember your plumbing fixtures when you’re going through your spring cleaning routine. Cleaning clogged drains and removing mineral deposits on faucets are just a few of […]
What To Do When You Have Frozen Pipes
So you went to turn on the faucet in the bathroom this morning and there was no water, or just a trickle. Is it below freezing outside? The reason for the lack of water could be a frozen pipe. If you have a frozen pipe, it’s important to take action before the pipe bursts, which […]
How to Prevent Frozen and Burst Pipes
Up until February, we were having a mild winter here in Baltimore, at least compared to last year. Then February came and brought with it snow, ice, and many days of sub-freezing (and even a few sub-zero) temperatures. These cold temperatures put pipes at a higher risk for freezing or bursting. The best thing to […]
What are the Causes of Low Water Pressure?
The fastest way to warm up from the frigid temperatures this winter is to hop in the shower. The hot, pressurized water will warm you right up. But what happens when you turn on the showerhead and not enough water comes out? Someone might be using the kitchen sink or the washing machine may be […]