How To Prevent A Plumbing Pipe From Bursting

The cold temperatures of winter can cause problems with your plumbing. When temperatures reach below zero, there is a risk of pipes bursting and your home becoming flooded with water. This happens due to the water inside the pipe freezing and expanding, which will cause small cracks to form in the pipe and compromise the pipe's stability. When the pipes thaw, water will push its way through those cracks and lead to a pipe burst. [Read More]

If These Walls Could Talk: 3 Tips To Prevent Damage From A Hidden Water Leak

The plumbing system in your house consists of pipes that run from the main water supply through the ground and in the walls of your house. While most plumbing issues happen at visible areas of the system, such as the toilet, it is possible for a problem to occur at any point along the way. Unfortunately, water leaks that happen inside of your walls may take longer to notice, which means that there is more time for damage to occur before the problem is repaired. [Read More]

How To Unclog A Utility Sink

Many commercial and residential buildings have a laundry sink to empty mop water and wash small tools or delicate clothing items. However, you may notice they can get clogged with constant use. A clogged sink requires immediate attention, but it isn't always necessary to hire a plumber. Follow these steps to unclog a utility sink drain. Prepare to Unclog the Sink To unclog a utility sink, gather: plastic gloves  a towel or rag   an adjustable wrench a bucket plunger tweezers petroleum jelly  a drain snake dish soap  Test other sinks in the building to make certain it is the laundry sink. [Read More]

Smelling Sewer Gas? It Could Be From The Following Problems

Sewer gas can be a big problem for your home. It has a horrible smell and can be hazardous to those in your home. You're smelling the sewer gas because of some sort of malfunction with your home's plumbing system, and it could be one of the following reasons. Electrical Problems You may not think that your plumbing problem could be due to your home's electrical system, but it is possible. [Read More]