How To Winterize A Septic System

Septic systems, like all other types of plumbing systems, need to be adequately prepared for the winter months, as freezing temperatures can wreak havoc with the plumbing and the tank itself. In order to prevent any and all damage, there are a number of steps that you can take to prepare your septic system for the winter months. Pump the Tank If the septic tank is not going to be used for most or all of the winter, consider draining it. [Read More]

Water Softener Myths Washed Away With Actual Facts

If you are dealing with hard water in your home, the scummy buildup that you have to deal with on your appliances, dishes, and even body is frustrating for sure. However, if you are like a lot of homeowners, you will never talk to a plumber about having a water softener system installed. There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about water softeners that could be leading you away from making this decision. [Read More]

2 Common Dishwasher Issues And How To Fix Them

There is something about clean dishes that gives you peace of mind and makes the entire house feel clean. Your dishwasher is an important addition to your kitchen, helping you save time and effort while cleaning dishes for your family. Unfortunately, these appliances are complex, often composed of many different moving parts that coordinate the washing of plates, cups and other dishware. This usually translates into problems that can inconvenience you and cost hundreds of dollars in repairs, especially if you fail to properly use and maintain your machine. [Read More]

Maintaining Your Water Heater For A Longer Life

You can expect to get from six to twelve years of service from your water heater. This depends more on the quality of water in your area than usage. If your water contains heavy minerals that leave deposits in the water heater tank, you may only get a few years out of the water heater before the tank rusts through and starts leaking. Flushing the sediment out of the water heater tank every year will prolong its life. [Read More]