Eileen Stone

You Just Bought An Older Home — How Should You Approach Drain Cleaning?


Older homes have plenty of character, but they also have plenty of gremlins lurking in the walls. Dealing with a home built to older construction standards with many previous homeowners can often be challenging, especially as you adapt to your new home's quirks over the first few years. Fortunately, the rewards can often make these difficulties more than worthwhile.  However, failing to appreciate some of the differences between older homes and more modern construction can potentially lead to more costly problems.

22 March 2023

How To Know Your Garbage Disposal Needs Repair


When your garbage disposal needs attention it will give you some unmistakable signs. These signs are a signal to you that you need to bring in a professional to take a look at it before things get worse.  Often people see signs that their garbage disposal needs repair but they wonder how serious these signs are. If you have seen some signs that your garbage disposal needs repair but are wondering if you can put it off for a while, here are some of the most common garbage disposal repair problems that need to be dealt with as soon as possible.

15 March 2023

3 Options For Sewer Line Replacement


If your sewer line is leaking wastewater or sewage in your yard, you'll probably need to have the line replaced. A plumber can do a video inspection to find out what's wrong with the line. In some cases, repairs might be possible, but if the line is old and fragile, it might be time to replace it. Here's a look at sewer line replacement options. 1. Dig A Trench To Access The Old Line

7 March 2023

What Are The Major Signs Your Pipes Need To Be Inspected?


The condition of your home's plumbing system is one of the most important aspects to maintain. It is essential to keep up with regular inspections in order to ensure all parts are functioning correctly and no damage has been done over time. Having an expert inspect your plumbing system will help identify any potential problems before they become more serious issues, saving you money in repairs down the road. Here are three signs that may indicate you should have a professional look at your pipes soon:  

1 March 2023

4 Questions About Replacing Your Home's Sewer Line


If your home is connected to a municipal sewer system, you are going to have an underground pipe that leads from your home to the sewer. As a homeowner, this pipe is your responsibility to replace if something were to go wrong with it. That's why it will help to know the answers to the following questions about sewer line replacement. What Are The Signs That Sewer Line Replacement Is Necessary?

22 February 2023

2 Times To Contact An Emergency Plumber


When your plumbing breaks down, it isn't always in the middle of the afternoon when a regular plumber is around. It may be in the middle of the night, and you may be left with an overflowing toilet or water pouring down from your ceiling. You can't leave it like that, so you need to figure out some way to handle it. That means you need to find a plumber who can come up to your house and do emergency plumbing work for you.

14 February 2023

Professional And DIY Drain Pipe Cleaning Methods That Keep Your Drains Clean


A lot of things go down your drains on a daily basis that could create clogs. Oils, food, grease, hair, soap scum, minerals from hard water, and paper products go down the drains and toilets and head for the main sewer line. It's no wonder drains clog up occasionally, especially since tree roots from outside can also grow in the drains. There are things you can do to keep your drains clean and things you'll need a plumber to do.

3 February 2023

What Influences Water Heater Installation Costs?


Are you confused about the wide variances when looking at the cost of a new water heater for your home? The costs will vary because different factors come into play: the heater itself and the work to be done on the installation. So, how do you know how much you should be paying for a water heater installation? Here is a rough guide to what will influence your water heater installation costs.

30 January 2023

What You Should Do If Your Pipes Freeze


Freezing cold weather poses a lot of problems, especially for homeowners. There's always a worry about roofs collapsing under the weight of the heavy snow, or clearing snow and ice from driveways and walkways, but there's also the concern of your pipes freezing throughout the winter months. If your home is not insulated properly, or your pipes are not insulated enough, there's a chance that your pipes could freeze, and you could end up with some serious issues on your hands.

20 January 2023

3 Most Common Causes Of Blocked Toilets


Your toilet is one of the most utilized plumbing fixtures in your home. Expectedly, a blocked toilet is one of the most common plumbing issues you may experience at home. When your toilet clogs, it's best to unclog it immediately to avoid the damage it can cause if overflow occurs. Usually, you can clear the blockages with a plunger, but if it doesn't work, don't resort to harsh chemical drain cleaners.

16 January 2023