Tag: Plumbing

No plunger? No problem.

Plunging a clogged toilet is a nasty job as is, and when your plunger decides to backfire, what is one supposed to do? Here are some helpful methods to unclog your toilet without using a plunger. Method One: This approach can only be utilized if the toilet is not overflowing.  All you have to do … Continue reading

Three Ways to Keep your Drains Clean and Clear

Keeping your drains flowing quickly can be a tedious task. Here are some simple tools to help you keep your drains from clogging: Purchase a mesh strainer to place in your drain. This will catch any food that may clog the drain. Make sure you aren’t pouring any leftover grease from cooking down the drain, … Continue reading

Why Does My Shower Keep Clogging?

Clogged shower drains are both a burden to homeowners and, unfortunately, one of the most common plumbing problems. The good news is that the expense and inconvenience of clogged shower drains can be avoided with proper drain maintenance. One of the most effective ways to prevent clogged shower drains is to keep them clean and … Continue reading

FIX A WEAK FLUSHING TOILET AND AVOID FUTURE CLOGS

A weak flushing toilet is quite an annoyance for homeowners and one that often leads to frequent clogs. Clogged toilets are not only disruptive but are also a health hazard to you and your family. Additionally, clogs are a big waste of water (Older toilets can use 3.5, 5, or even up to 7 gallons … Continue reading

WHY CAN’T I PUT EGG SHELLS DOWN MY GARBAGE DISPOSAL?

The garbage disposal is an environmentally responsible and useful tool to break down food waste. Many people are under the common misconception that the garbage disposal operates as a blender with small blades inside – however, there are actually no blades involved in the process! Instead, food is ground into tiny particles, which flow with … Continue reading

Rising Temperatures Could Lead to Rising Utility Bills

With temperatures rising this week in the Hudson Valley, it’s beginning to feel like summer! Memorial Day weekend is upon us, marking the unofficial start of the season. This time of year, backyards are put to good use as people throughout the region enjoy outdoor fun, barbeques and gatherings. It is important to consider that … Continue reading

Preventing Clogged Drains (and Future Pipe Bursts)

Slow or clogged drains are among the most common plumbing issues and can be quite frustrating to homeowners. Even if you don’t have a complete clog, an obstruction in your pipes can slow drainage to a trickle and cause pooling in your sink or tub. There’s nothing worse than taking a shower while standing in … Continue reading

IS YOUR WATER BILL ON THE RISE? YOU MAY HAVE A WATER LEAK.

If left untreated, a water leak in your home can have an impact on the environment, your health and your wallet. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a leaky faucet wastes 259 gallons of water per month. Leaks can also lead to the development of mold or mildew, which thrives in damp, dark areas, … Continue reading

Household Plumbing Tips

It’s no secret that the plumbing system is one of the most important parts of your home—in one day how many people in your home take a shower, go to the bathroom, do the dishes, laundry or wash their hands? That’s a lot of use! Check out the list below to help your home plumbing … Continue reading

Get your home ready for spring!

It’s officially spring—which means time for spring cleaning, the perfect occasion for you to give your household plumbing a look at to make sure everything is in good shape. Check out these maintenance tips for your home to get everything ready for the warm weather months ahead. • Check for leaky faucets – don’t ignore … Continue reading