There is nothing like a leaky faucet, clogged toilet, broken pipe, or busted water heater to turn a good day sour and eat up extra cash you might have been saving for a rainy day. The reality is that many of these problems can be prevented with regular maintenance and care and an understanding of where and how these plumbing issues can … [Read more...] about Six Tips for Preventative Maintenance of Drains and Sewer Lines
You know you have a leak somewhere - you are using more water, or you see signs of water damage and are unable to trace the source. Here are five sneaky leaks that a lot of people do not notice.1. Splash leaks - these are the most common bathroom leaks and can cause significant water damage. They are caused by a shower door that is not properly … [Read more...] about Leaks! 5 Sneaky Leaks in your Home that are easy to miss
When you unload the dishwasher, do you see streaking or cloudy residue on the dishes and glasses? After you wash your hands with soap, do you feel like there is a film on your skin that won’t come off? Do your faucets have a buildup of white, hardened residue? If you answered yes to these questions, you could have hard water.Hard water is … [Read more...] about Don’t Let Hard Water Keep You from Being Clean
When it comes to household jobs, some are more pleasant to do than others. Watering the plants and washing the dishes are far less daunting jobs than mowing the lawn or cleaning the drains in the kitchen and bathroom. As a homeowner, you may have put off the latter job for entirely far too long, to the point where the drain is either filthy, … [Read more...] about Drain Cleaning – Here’s Why It Is So Important
When the water pressure isn’t right, you can feel it. Either you can’t get the shampoo out of your hair or it’s blasting you across the shower. It takes forever to fill a glass at the sink or an eternity for the washing machine to start the clean cycle. If water splashes everywhere when you turn the bathroom faucet half way, you have a … [Read more...] about Water Pressure: How to Test in Your Home in 10 Easy Steps
If something starts to stink a bit off in your bathroom, it’s easy to get concerned and to be unsure how to solve the problem. The Service Pros Plumbers experts are here to help! There are three main reasons why you could have a sewer smell in your bathroom or home:Sewer Backed Up in Your Drain It is possible that sewer could be backed up in … [Read more...] about Bad Smell in the Bathroom? May be your Sewer.
Hard water is one of those common terms that most people instinctively understand, but that can be hard to define.Water hardness refers to the mineral content, primarily of magnesium and calcium. They can have an effect on the taste, the sudsing quality and the "scale" that household water leaves behind. The opposite of hard water is "soft" … [Read more...] about Why you need a great water softener
Clean, potable water is one of the most precious resources on the planet. The majority of the water on the planet is salt water, filling the oceans, or frozen. This makes the precious little drinking water remaining that much more precious. It also means that we must all do our part to reduce the amount of water we use in our homes.The EPA … [Read more...] about 4 Ways to Reduce Water Use in the Home
There's nothing worse than getting ready for a nice hot soak only to discover you're in the midst of a cold water shower. If things simply never heat up, it's probably because your water heater has been working overtime and needs time to regenerate. But if your hot water shower turns suddenly chilly, the problem may lay within the unit itself. Here … [Read more...] about Water Heater – Why Your Hot Water goes Out When You Shower.