You probably use the garbage disposal in your kitchen every day. These devices are so useful that it’s easy to take them for granted—and that is part of the reason that a number of misunderstandings about them have arisen. Unfortunately, these misunderstanding often lead to people accidentally damaging their disposals.
If your home suffers from problems due to flooding, or if water damage is an issue in your basement because of a high water table, you don’t have to roll up your sleeves and do the hard labor of bailing out the water every few weeks. There is a much more powerful and effective way to keep your home dry and protected from flooding and standing water: a sump pump.
As their name implies, low-flow toilets use far less water than their traditional counterparts do. Standard toilets use 1.6 gallons per flush according to federal standards. Low-flow toilets use far less than the 1.28 gallons per flush at least.
Slab leaks constitute a serious problem with your plumbing, largely because of their location. They’re named because the water line has sprung a leak under a concrete slab or similar blockage, making them tough to reach. The potential causes of slab leaks...
There’s few feelings more frustrating than turning on the faucet only to see the water backing up instead of draining like it should. Or worse, finding a standing puddle of water and sludge at the bottom of your sin. Backed up drains are no fun...
Most people don’t think twice about using liquid drain cleaner bought from the store to clear out a clog in their sink or shower. In the very mildest cases this can work just fine. In most cases, however, liquid drain cleaner can’t work as well as a trained plumber can.
During the coldest months of winter, it’s important to keep your home warm and cozy. But it’s also important to keep your plumbing and heating system in good shape as well. Taking precautions and following these easy tips can help keep your heating and plumbing running more effectively and efficiently, and potentially save you on costly repairs down the road.
Plumbing repair can be complicated. Even comparatively simple projects can get out of hand very quickly without the right know-how in your corner. For instance, even fixing a leaky sink can go wrong without the help of a professional.
It’s a very valid question: “If I can buy a drain snake at a plumbing store, why call a professional plumber?” Here in Geneva, plumbing supplies are available at any hardware store, and indeed for the most basic of drain clogs, a basic snake will probably do the job.
Clogged drains are one of the common hassles in a homeowner’s life. Everyone has experienced the aggravation of a backed-up kitchen sink or shower at one point or another, or at the very least the annoyance of a slow drain. The