Author Archives: Plumber

How to Clean a Showerhead

If the water pressure in your shower is very low, it may be that you simply need to clean the showerhead. First soak it in vinegar. To do this, place vinegar in a plastic bag and use a rubber band to fix this around the showerhead, making sure that the showerhead is immersed in the vinegar. Leave it overnight. If the problem persists, unscrew the showerhead and take it apart. Rinse it, scrub it with an old toothbrush dipped in vinegar and use a pin Continue reading →

How to Unclog a Blocked Toilet

We all know how to use a plunger. But if your toilet is blocked, wait until the water level has gone down as much as possible. Then use the plunger to try and push out the blockage. Flush with a bucket of water so that you can control how much water goes into the bowl. You may need to repeat this a few times. With some patience, you should be able to remove most blockages. NOTE: To prevent toilets from clogging, only flush items that Continue reading →

Signs To Call a Professional Plumber

It’s very common to have a water leak and not even realize it. Most water leaks are hidden from plain sight and require special attention to detail in order to notice them. Take a moment and look for the following signs that may result in the need for a qualified professional leak detection service. Soft Mushy Ground If it’s not raining, your yard should stay dry. However, if you walk around your house and notice areas of soft mushy, moist ground, you can probably benefit Continue reading →

Helpful Plumbing Advice

To any homeowner, a basic knowledge of plumbing is essential. It is inevitable, over time, your plumbing is going to break down and require repair. Usually, when your plumbing breaks down the problem is small. A leaky tap for example, hiring a professional plumber can often be avoided. To minimize plumbing repair costs, you should have a working knowledge of basic plumbing concepts. Then you can repair the small plumbing problems that occur in your home from time to time. Below are some helpful plumbing Continue reading →

Tips for Maintaining Your Home’s Plumbing

Your plumbing system is one of the most important parts of your home. No system within the home is used as frequently as or with more dependency than the plumbing. Think about every time you take a shower, go to the bathroom, wash your hands, do the dishes, do your laundry, etc. Here are some easy tips to follow so as to ensure your home plumbing system is running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Get to Know Your Plumbing System – Know where your Continue reading →

Common Causes of a Leaky Toilet

Got a leaky toilet, is that drip keeping you awake? It is helpful to know the reasons of a leaky toilet so you can get it fixed right away. Cracked Tank – The tank of the toilet is where the water flows when you flush the toilet. If the tank has a crack in it, you need to replace it before water begins leaking all over the place. Rusty Pipes – Another reason for a leaky toilet is a rusty pipe. Rust results from corrosion Continue reading →

How to Unblock a Clogged Drain

If you have a clogged or blogged drain, it’s important to think clearly and not do anything that could cause more harm than good. You may not need to call on our services, but it is certainly a possibility that should not be ruled out. Here are some simple methods to try: Method 1: Plunger – Tried, tested and true, a plunger is always the first step in taking care of that blocked drain. Fill the sink partially with water, a little less than a Continue reading →

Tips That will Save Water, and Money

Water conservation should be a primary concern to all, especially when the warmer weather moves in. Water resources are not as abundant as we may think. That being the case, consider some of the following tips for water conservation around the home. Garden Savings Hose: Aim for the base of plants because that’s where water counts the most. Drip irrigate Morning watering: Feed the garden in the early morning when water won’t evaporate quickly from the sun. Doing so will keep roots healthy throughout the Continue reading →

Salvaging scrap metal

With a bathroom, kitchen or house remodel, there often comes a point where old piping must be removed or replaced. Often the old piping is not very valuable, such as galvanized steel. However, in some cases there may be a higher scrap value, such as copper or brass. Typically, when a plumber is hired to do a job, everything is cleaned up and left in a tidy manner. Most of the time, this happens with no issues at all and when requested we can leave Continue reading →