More Than Cooling: 3 Alternatives To Conventional AC Systems That Will Save Energy


There are several types of AC systems that you can have installed in your home as an alternative to conventional central HVAC. There are the options for cooling with an evaporative cooler, installing ductless mini split systems, or a high-velocity duct system. Each of these different systems has specific benefits and disadvantages. Here are the best alternatives for cooling if you are looking for something other than conventional HVAC: 1. Evaporative Cooling to Save Energy in Areas with Dry Summers

26 July 2017

Trouble With Your Sewer? How Having Your Sewer Main Cleaned Will Eliminate The Problems


If you haven't had your sewer main cleaned in a while, you owe it to yourself to take care of that now. Sewer main cleaning is one of those household maintenance issues that's often delayed, or overlooked altogether. Unfortunately, dirty sewer mains can cause serious problems for you, and your home. Here are three reasons why you need to to have your sewer main cleaned by a professional plumber. Keep Your Drains Safe

22 July 2017

A Few Things You Should Learn About The Plumbing In Your New Home


When you buy a new home, you want to learn about the plumbing system before you buy it or as soon as you move in, so you can prevent water damage from a leak. A plumbing inspection should be done before you purchase the house, but you may also want an inspection that you can attend afterward so you can be present and learn firsthand about the condition of the pipes.

16 July 2017

Four Plumbing Mistakes To Avoid If You've Got Pets


If you have pets in your home, you need to take special care to ensure that your plumbing system continues to operate safely and effectively. Pets produce special types of waste and put some unique demands on your plumbing system. Fortunately, you can prevent plumbing malfunctions caused by pets by avoiding the following four mistakes: Not equipping your bath or sink with a hand sprayer attachment for pet baths It's pretty cumbersome to bathe a pet of any size in a bathtub or sink without a hand sprayer.

11 July 2017

How To Fix A Slow-Draining Vessel Sink


A vessel sink sits on top of the vanity, and it is removable, which makes repair easy. However, like other plumbing fixtures, they can develop leaks. Vessel sinks may come with or without an overflow (the part that prevents water spilling from the basin), and they could have a grid drain, a twist stopper or a pop-up stopper. It is possible to troubleshoot and fix a slow vessel sink drain by following these tips.

1 July 2017

Signs It's Time To Replace Your Plumbing Risers


It's common for property owners to put off replacing plumbing components, in an effort to manage costs. However, when you put off replacing worn components, it causes a chain reaction that will eventually result in the failure of other parts. The good news is certain components, such as plumbing risers, provide telltale signs before they finally fail, so if you heed the warnings, you'll reduce your repair costs down the line.

27 June 2017

Keep Cool Air In And Warm Air Out


One of the most important things for you to do when it comes to keeping your house cooled down is to make sure you aren't just letting that nice cool air go right out of the house or let the heat in. There are a lot of different ways the cool air can escape and while some of them are obvious, some may include ways you would never think of. Here are some of the ways cool air can escape and the heat can rush in, leaving you in a hotter house and dealing with larger bills.

16 June 2017