Which Programmable Thermostat is Right for Me?

Even if you have a programmable thermostat, you may be shocked to discover how many options are out there. You can keep it simple with a basic model, or spend more to get improved functionality while you are online and mobile. Depending on your budget and your heating and cooling needs, you can find a programmable thermostat that will save … Read More

Troubleshooting Your Home Sprinkler System

When spring is in full swing, you like to test out your sprinkler system before it gets hot. What do you do when it does not seem to work very well? Fortunately, there are a few things you can do at home to try to solve the problem quickly. Here are some tips to help you locate and resolve minor … Read More

Should I Buy a Water Softener?

Many people living with hard water struggle with deposits on their fixtures, sinks, bathtubs and appliances. You spend a lot more time scrubbing to remove the deposits, and you have not even looked at the potential damage to your appliances. It may make you wonder if a water softener is right for your home. With this guide, you will be … Read More

Selecting Faucets for Your Bathroom: A Cost Comparison

There are a lot of faucets available for you to choose for your bathroom. They range from a small price into the hundreds. The style, construction and finish of the faucets can alter the price dramatically. This cost comparison helps you to distinguish what you need and what is simply nice to have. Style Before you can start shopping for … Read More

Identifying and Solving Duct Leak Problems

You may be surprised to learn that almost 40 percent of the air you have heated or cooled never makes it to the designated room. Duct leaks are the biggest cause. Even if you think that having the heated or cooled air in the house is enough, you should know that duct leaks could make certain rooms uncomfortable, and increase … Read More

Preparing Your Plumbing for Spring

Winter poses a lot of risk to your home and especially to its plumbing during freezing temperatures. You may look forward to getting to spring so you can start gardening and enjoying the nice weather. However, once the weather starts to warm up, there are a few tasks you need to complete before you can safely turn on your outdoor … Read More

Mistakes to Avoid with Drain Cleaning

When it comes to cleaning one’s own drains, sometimes, calling a plumber is the best option. While it is almost always a great idea to leave this type of work up to the professionals, there is also always, at least one exception, to this rule. With that said, the following is an overview of the most common mistakes most people … Read More

Resolving Severe Clogs: The Right Auger for the Job

You have tried the plunger and even cleaned your P-trap, but the clog is still there. With this guide, you will learn about different kinds of augers for clogged drains, and when you should consult a professional for help. Cable Augers The most typical drain auger is the cable auger. This auger can go into the drain many feet to … Read More

Signs of Trouble with Your Condensate Drain Line

You may not think of condensation as part of your heating system, but many pieces of heating equipment rely on a condensate drain line to keep the system going. When this line gets too full, clogged or frozen, your entire HVAC system may stop working. With this information, you will know how to identify problems with your condensate drain line, … Read More

What is Hydro-Jetting?

Hydro-jetting is a procedure where a plumbing specialist deep-cleans a clogged or slow-moving sewage line or pipe with hydro-jetting equipment. Water is blasted through the lines at high pressure frequencies to remove anything that could be blocking the passageways. Hydro jetting equipment normally runs to the tune of 7,000 psi or more, making it one of the best ways to … Read More