Protecting Your Pipes

Simple Ways To Prevent Plumbing Problems When You Have Indoor Pets

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If you love animals or if you have kids that do, then you’ll probably have a variety of pets in your home over the years. Sometimes, pets are a hazard to your plumbing, and other times, plumbing can be a danger to your pets. Here are some ways to prevent plumbing problems when you have pets in the house. Avoid Toilet Clogs If you use paper towels or wet wipes to clean your pet or to pick their accidents off the floor, don’t toss the wipes in the toilet. Read More»

Converting a Purely Electrical Household to Part Gas, Part Electrical: How It's Done

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There are many households that use only electricity to power and fuel everything in the home. Even furnaces and stoves use only electricity. If you want to begin saving a lot of money on your electrical bill every month, you may be motivated to switch some appliances over to gas. In a home that has never had a gas line before, that becomes a little tricky. However, your plumber can help you with this project. Read More»

It's All So Confusing: 3 Things You Might Not Know About Septic Care

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When it comes to maintaining the systems in your home, there’s one system that can be the most confusing: your septic system. Just about everyone knows that septic tanks need to be emptied, but not everyone knows that they need to be emptied every three to five years. Just about everyone knows that they hold the waste water that flows from your home, but not everyone knows that too much water at one time can lead to a serious sewage backup. Read More»

3 Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Using A Plumber's Snake

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When you realize you have a clogged drainage line at home, your first inclination is probably going to be to tackle the thing on your own. After all, liquid drain-cleaning products are easy enough to get your hands on, and you may be able to work wonders with a basic plumber’s snake you can get at any hardware store. While it is true these methods work pretty well in some minor clog situations, there is still room for error, especially when using a plumber’s snake to try and push a clog out of the way. Read More»

Why Your Location May Be Unsuitable For Septic System Installation

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Septic systems have their advantages, but there are areas where they cannot be constructed. If you are planning to install a septic waste system, a septic company has to evaluate your home and confirm that the conditions are right for the construction. Here are some of the factors that may make your home unsuitable for a septic system: Bad Soil Conditions Not every type of soil can handle a septic system and its associated wastes. Read More»