Plumbing issues in the home can be quite the headache, but there are preventative measures you can take. Making sure your vent pipes are functioning properly can help lessen your chances of future problems. Here are some reasons plumbing vents stop working and how to fix them. Continue reading
Tankless water heaters are often go-to replacements for traditional water heaters, and there are a number of factors to consider before making the switch. Continue reading
It’s often not until the moment you need to call a plumber will you find out if your home warranty covers the wide variety of plumbing issues and its residual effects.
Damage repair can be expensive and calls for major work within the walls of your home. HomeAdvisor says the average cost to hire a plumber for a typical job ranges anywhere from $175 to $450. Add in the cost of parts and repair, partnered with a fee if the plumber is called outside normal hours, and you could easily spend more than $1,000 for a basic need. Continue reading
With the right equipment, fixing many plumbing issues in your home can be pretty simple.
Here’s a list of five basic tools to keep on hand.
There’s more to consider than just appearance when it comes to choosing a toilet.
If you’re looking for a new throne, size, height and flush efficiency are all characteristics to consider before making your purchase. Continue reading
The humidity that accumulates in a bathroom can create a thriving environment for mold and mildew.
If ventilation is poor, moisture can gather in small spaces and encourage mold to grow.
If you’ve attempted to clean mold out of shower grout without much luck, here are some ideas. All you’ll need is a scrub brush (or toothbrush) and the natural cleaners listed here. Continue reading
Factors like age, water hardness, clogs and lack of maintenance can cause pipes to deteriorate. Leaks could then pop up, possibly letting water and even sewage into different areas of your home.
It’s important to observe your pipes and consider upgrading them before the problems start. Plus, the sooner you check, the more cost-effective replacing your plumbing will be. Continue reading
A common material found in showers is fiberglass, which can be tough to clean if you don’t have the right tools.
Rust can build up over time, but removing it doesn’t take as much scrubbing and abrasive cleaner as you might expect.
Follow these steps for a quick and easy way to remove rust from the shower.
You can add a fresh look to your bathroom with new flooring. Even without a massive renovation budget (or extensive construction knowledge), you can create a space that looks nice and will last for years to come.
Here are four budget-friendly flooring options that offer a wide style selection. Continue reading
Hard water is present when the fresh water running into your home contains high levels of natural minerals, particularly magnesium and calcium. Hard water isn’t bad for your health but can cause problems for your plumbing.
The amount of mineral deposits in your water can be measured to determine a hardness level, which is quantified through milligrams per liter. Understanding how hard water is classified can help you determine if you need to create a treatment plan to prevent damage to your appliances and plumbing. Continue reading