- Are Your Plumbing Pipes Okay?
– Home Improvement Facts - If you live in a home that was built
before the 1970s, your plumbing might be out of date. I'm not writing
this article to scare anyone, so don't panic. If your home was built
before the 1970s, your plumbing could easily last for another 40 years.
- Master Plumber Shares Water Leak
Secrets with Everyone - I wouldn't consider myself to be a master
plumber, but I'm going to share with you, some of the information that
I've learned from a few master plumbers over the years. These guys are
the true pros of the industry and rarely share any of their secrets with
- Five Smart Tips to Prepare
Yourself for Water Damage -
Water damage prevention can save you a lot of stress, especially if you
have a broken water pipe flooding your kitchen floor. If you don't want
to find yourself in a stressful situation, you need to prepare for it.
- Pay Attention Homeowners and Check
Your Water Meters for Leaks - One of the worst things that
homeowners choose not to do is never opened up their water meter cover.
I don't even think most homeowners know where the water meter actually
is located, but that's going to need to change, starting today.
- Plumbing Problems and
Solutions - If you've owned a home for over 20 years, there's a very
good chance, that you've had a water pipe break, a drainpipe clogged, a
toilet that wouldn't flush right, or a water leak that damaged part of
the home. If you don't know, what you're looking for and you have no
idea what damage can be done, over time, this could mean trouble for the
- Small Water Leak Turns
into Plumbing Nightmare for Family - This isn't a story about a
family that had a small water leak and they called the plumber to fix
it, the next day. This story is about a family who had a small water
leak and chose not to fix it for 15 years. Hard to imagine, but things
like this happen every day.
- Emergency Plumber Tips and
Preparation - Since I've been in the construction business and know
a lot about plumbing, I've never needed to hire an emergency plumber,
but for those who have, this could be a traumatizing experience.
- Repiping a House - Plumbing
Contractor Tips - One of the biggest problems for do-it-yourselfers
and even building professionals is how to figure out, how to actually do
something that you haven't ever done before. If this is going to be the
first time that you will be re-pipe being a house, I would like to share
some plumbing contractor tips with you, that might save you a lot of
frustration and money.
- Foundation Slab Leak Repair
Advice - Water Leaks - If you suspect that you have a water leak
underneath your concrete building slab or foundation, you can do a
simple water meter test. The first thing that you need to do is locate
your water meter and then make sure that all of the water is turned off
to the rest of the property.
- Prepare Your House to Avoid
Winter Plumbing Problems - If you live in an area where temperatures
drop below freezing for long periods of time, during the winter months,
you had better prepare your plumbing pipes or suffer the consequences.
How can you prepare your house to avoid winter damage, once these
temperatures drop below 32°F or 0°C?
- Remove and Replace Old
Plumbing Pipes - Just Do It - One of the biggest problems when doing
bathroom remodels for contractors and homeowners a like is the decision
to replace the old plumbing or leave it. The contractor will need to do
a little bit more work and of course the biggest burden will lie on the
homeowner as they will eventually find themselves paying for these
Disadvantages of Home Water Filtration Systems - If there is anyone
that can give you some advice on your home water system, it's probably
me. I haven't been able to drink regular tap water, since I was 18 years
old. I will get a sore throat, within a few days, and it will last
between two and five days. This is extremely painful for me and I have
to buy bottled water, and it cannot be filtered bottled water, it has to
be spring water.
Using the Correct Plumbing Pipe Adhesives - This seems to be one of
the biggest problems, with do-it-yourselfers or people that aren't
familiar with what adhesives to use, to assemble their waste pipe
plumbing drain assemblies, correctly.
- Always Hire a Plumber Who
Has Liability Insurance - It is not hard to imagine, the damage that
one broken water pipe can do to an entire home. Could you imagine the
frustration that you would have, if you hired a plumbing contractor, to
repair your broken water pipe, only to find out later on that it wasn't
done properly and he doesn't have any liability insurance?
- Plumbing Products and Your Bathroom
Budget - When I think of the words plumbing products, there's
hundreds of manufacturers, who make hundreds of products and this can be
a daunting experience to even think about comparing costs, to get the
best product that you possibly can for your money.
- Leaking Pipes Can Damage Your
Water Heater - The biggest problem with water heaters, would be
water leaks and the second biggest problem would be the fact that they
simply wear out over time. If the water heater is maintained regularly,
there's a good chance that your home repair bills won't be too
- Faucet Leaks - Faucet leaks can waste
more water than you think. Have you ever put a cup or bowl underneath a
leaky faucet and actually seen how much water is wasted. Leaky faucets
should be repaired as soon as possible to prevent the waste of water in
your home. Water is a precious resource and should be used wisely.
- How to Find a Natural Gas
Leak in Your Home? - The most common way to find a natural gas leak
in your home will be to use a simple mixture of water and soap. This
mixture can then be applied to any gas pipes that you think might be
- Plumbing Secrets Revealed -
Hand Tightened Everything First - Here's a little secret that I have
learned over the years and I would like to now pass it on to anyone who
is interested in fixing or installing plumbing traps or drains.