Does Lysol Kill Mold? Here’s What You Need To Know

Did you just see some mold in your home? Do you...

Best Corner Toilet: Finding the Perfect Unit for Your Space

Do you feel like you have to do contortions to...

Everything You Need to Know About Plumbing Traps

If you decide to take on a plumbing project,...

Shower Leaks Behind Wall: How to Fix Them in 7 Steps

Part of owning a home is maintaining it. These...

Plumbing Vent Diagram: How to Properly Vent Your Pipes

If you're ready to tackle the task of remodeling...

GREEN PLUMBING

Hansgrohe Kicks Off “Power of the Shower Campaign”

Hansgrohe Kicks Off “Power of the Shower Campaign”

Hansgrohe "Power of the Shower Campaign"  Kicks Off With Hand Shower Giveaway Boy has the concept of the shower changed in the last 20 years. I remember when high-end homes went super fancy with one rain head piped through the ceiling. Maybe a few luxury homes...

New Options in High Efficiency Water Heaters

New Options in High Efficiency Water Heaters

Bradford White's Icon Control Offers Exciting New Options Water Heaters Options when it comes to domestic water heating is being introduced at break neck speed. When a consumer is in need of a new water heater they are literally being bombarded with options, which is...

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Sump Pump Switches

Sump Pump Switches

UPDATED: July 5, 2017 Sump pump switches are the main link for controlling the sump pump. The main cause for sump pumps to not operate properly is the switch. Without the switch, the pump will not turn on. There are basically three types of switches; vertical,...

The Basics About Water Heaters: Types, Parts and How They work

The Basics About Water Heaters: Types, Parts and How They work

Parts of a Water Heater and the Two Basic Types of Water Heaters: Tank Type and Tankless Tank Type Gas Water Heater This is the type of water heater everyone has seen and most have in their home. Traditionally they are the most energy inefficient  however new self...

ARTICLES

Back To Basics: How To Use A Plunger

Nearly every household has at least one plunger, and when a clog occurs in the bathroom, it’s essential to have on hand. No homeowner wants to be left without a plunger, but have you ever wondered if you’re using your plunger right? Not only will we tell you how to...

How to Install A Toilet Flange

Replacing a toilet flange can be intimidating the first time. But generally remains one of the simplest home repairs on how to install a toilet flange. Over time, the wax ring that connects the flange to the bottom of the toilet may become compromised. A new ring and...

How Your Shower Faucet Works: A Simple Guide

Trying to perform a simple DIY or simply learn more about what happens behind your shower wall? This guide to how your shower faucet works will help you better understand how to keep your family safe in the shower and build a shower that everyone can enjoy! One of the...

Top 9 Best Water Storage Tanks on the Market

The age-old adage says that a wise man prepares for war in times of peace. Of course, the same can be said about prevention in general. Every home should be prepared in case of emergencies and other extraordinary situations. Because it's the most precious element and...

Seven Simple Tips on How to Fix a Leaky Faucet

A leaky faucet often indicates a problem with one of the parts being worn out. How you go about repairing the faucet depends on where it drips and the mechanical makeup of your faucet. You have four main types of faucets that will depend on compression, disc,...

FAQs

Toilet Seats – Know What You're Sitting On (Part 2)

Toilet Seats – Know What You're Sitting On (Part 2)

That brings us to the second part of our toilet seat blow out. We thought we would give you a list of terms used in describing different parts of a toilet seat. Use these terms freely when talking to your local plumbing technician, they'll be amazed by your knowledge...

Sump Pump Challenge

Sump Pump Challenge

Surprising Sump Pump Challenge   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sluC5RNc0QI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFEv7mNxFIk With so many choices and so much advertising devoted to sump pumps we thought we would put together a challenge to see just who's pump has the...

TROUBLESHOOTING

How to Fix Frozen Pipes and When to Call the Pros

How to Fix Frozen Pipes and When to Call the Pros

One of the worst things on the planet is waking up on a cold, winter's morning and having no water. Frozen pipes happen all too frequently, and always at the worst possible time. And the plumber is going to charge you a small fortune to fix frozen pipes. That means no...

5 Effective Ways to Fix an Air Lock in Pipes

5 Effective Ways to Fix an Air Lock in Pipes

When an air lock occurs in your plumbing system, it can be frustrating to break it apart. It can cause jams and clogs that cause overflows and other serious problems. Thankfully, it is possible to deal with this issue in a quick and efficient manner.

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