Individual Carbon Monoxide Detectors May Be A Better Choice Than Combo CO/Smoke Detectors

If you have gas appliances in your home, such as a gas heater, a carbon monoxide (CO) detector is a must -- in fact, it's required by law in some states. This has led to the development of many different styles of CO detector, including dual CO/smoke alarms. Those seem really handy, and they can be, but sometimes getting a separate CO detector is better. It really depends on the size of your home and the level of convenience you want. [Read More]

Quick Fixes For Plumbing Emergencies

It's always a good thing to contemplate the miracle of being able to simply turn on a faucet and have fresh drinking water at your command. However, when your cup runneth over, and the flow of water won't stop and seems to portend a flood of biblical proportions, it's not quite as magical and awe inspiring. You just want it to stop. When a pipe leak occurs, you best bet is to hire an emergency plumber, who has the equipment and experience to deal with the problem. [Read More]

Why Do Your Drains Keep Getting Plugged?

Usually, when you have a blocked or slow drain, all you need to do is plunge it or use some drain cleaner, and water will flow freely again. If you feel like you keep having to unblock a drain again and again, something more sinister may be happening. Here's a look at the most common reasons for frequent drain blockages. Something is still stuck after your initial unclogging attempt. Even though you were able to loosen the clog and get things flowing again, there may still be some remnants of the blockage clinging to the drainpipe further down. [Read More]

5 Warning Signs Your Sewer Needs Repair

One of the most important components of your home is your sewer. Of course, this is one you don't typically think about unless you have a problem. There are situations that may arise that make you realize that your sewer needs to be repaired. Being aware of certain warning signs is sure to be helpful in allowing you to get this issue fixed sooner rather than later. Sign #1: Toilet bowl water levels [Read More]