Four Things That Can Go Wrong With Your Water Heater When You Don't Maintain It

You know you have to maintain your furnace and your central air conditioner (if applicable). Yet, not many people know that they have to maintain their water heaters! Water heaters are generally taken for granted. Most first-time as well as long-time homeowners generally leave their water heaters untouched until the water heaters break down or refuse to function at all. Since the average lifespan of a really good tank water heater is about a decade, even people who know they should provide water heater services for their water heaters rarely do so. [Read More]

Awakened By A Plumbing Leak? 3 Steps To Help First-Time Homeowners Get Back To Sleep

After a long day of unpacking, painting, and arranging furniture, most first-time homeowners just want to take a relaxing shower and snuggle into bed for a night of blissful sleep in their new home. But when an unexpected plumbing leak occurs, the night can suddenly become a night of anxious activity, instead of pleasant dreams. If you are new to home ownership and worried that you won't know what to do when a plumbing leak occurs, this 3-step guide is sure to help. [Read More]

5 Safety Tips For A Propane Hot Water Heater

Water heaters probably aren't the first thing you think of when you're considering potential dangers in your home. And it's true that when well-cared for and safely operated, they can be reliable producers of warm water. But you need to be aware of the potential problems so that you can avoid them. Here are some safety tips for a propane hot water heater. 1. Make sure your tank gets drained regularly [Read More]

Three Plumbing Fixes You Can Learn To Do Yourself

"Plumbing is a lucrative business, especially for the plumber." That is the tongue-in-cheek thing they say about plumbing. It says a lot about how much the average person knows about plumbing repairs and maintenance, or how willing people are to do plumbing fixes themselves. If you would like to become more knowledgeable about plumbing, and you are not squeamish about doing your own plumbing maintenance or repairs, you can start with the following items. [Read More]