Has the water in your sink or toilet stopped flowing? If so, you'll need to find a way to unclog the blockage and get the water flowing again. Here are some tips for unclogging the drain on your own: Wet Vacuum Do you have a wet vacuum on hand? If so, you can actually use this to help unclog your drain. Just place the hose directly on your drain and try to form a good seal with it. [Read More]
Is It Worth Repairing Your Water Heater?
Water heaters don't last forever. If you get 10–12 years out of yours, then you've done pretty well. But when your water heater is younger than this and it starts malfunctioning, you may wonder whether it's a good idea to replace it, or whether you should just have it repaired. Here are a few questions to ask yourself — and quandaries to investigate — as you make the decision. How much does a new unit of your size cost? [Read More]
4 Tips For Cleaning The Toilet Tank
Many homeowners overlook this important area when cleaning their bathroom, which is the toilet tank. The reason this could be harmful is because this is an area that holds a large amount of water until it is ready to be used. What happens to water when it is left to sit too long? Mold begins to grow. On top of this, a great deal of dust and dirt can begin to gather. [Read More]
When Your Drain Is Clogged: Deciding If It's Time To Call A Plumber
If you have a clogged drain in your home, you can try several techniques to try and break up the clog. A drain snake can work well if you have one long enough to reach the clog. Drain cleaners can work, as long as the clog isn't too deep into the plumbing system. You can also try to use baking soda and vinegar, which will create a bubbling action that can break up clogs. [Read More]