water heater replacement

Emmaus Plumbing Tip: How To Maintain Your Water Heater To Prolong Replacement

Your water heater does a lot of work for you. It provides warm baths, clean clothes and sparkling silverware. You cannot enjoy all these things without paying some attention to your heater. If you want to get the best out of your water heater, you have to give it the special treatment it deserves. Click through to learn some things you can do to prolong replacement and make your water heater work effectively. Read more »

cleaning your garbage disposal

Plumbing Myths You Won’t Believe

We are all familiar with the laughable childhood game "telephone" in which one person starts out whispering a funny sentence or limerick to the person adjacent to them. As the sentence is retold again and again, it tends to take on a new, distorted meaning, ending up far from its original format. Even in adulthood, this is how rumors tend to develop and spread. The same is true of for plumbing myths. There is truly no telling where some of the misinformation out there comes from, but we are here to set the record straight. Click here to learn more on plumbing myths. Read more »

insulating your pipes

Best Ways To Insulate Your Pipes For Winter

The winter of 2014-2015 was so cold that meteorologists frequently used the term "polar vortex" to describe it. At the same time, weather forecasters, residential property owners and business owners often talked about the potential damage that the unprecedented winter chill could cause. Luckily, weather experts do not project the winter of 2015-2016 to be as harsh. Nevertheless, you should prepare for the winter by insulating all accessible pipes in your home. Click through to learn some of the best ways to insulate your pipes for winter. Read more »

common plumbing insurance claims

Cracked Plumbing Seals, Leaks That Cause Common Insurance Claims

Some homeowners may not be aware that their household plumbing systems consist of more than a collection of pipes. For example, there are also fixtures, hoses, and especially rubber gaskets that play an important role in the proper functioning of the entire plumbing system. Some of the most common insurance claims for homeowners in need of such repairs involve leaks, cracked seals or rotted gaskets. Click through to read more on this topic. Read more »

discolored tap water

Is Your Tap Water A Different Color Than It Should Be?

Most people expect to see clear colorless liquid when running tap water in their home. However, at times you may see water that has a strange tint. If this is the case, you are naturally concerned about what you are drinking, washing clothes in and showering with on a regular basis. Different colors are caused by different types of contaminants, some of which are harmless and some of which may present health hazards. Click through to learn what these different colors mean and what you should do about it. Read more »

clogged shower drains

Why Hair & Shower Drains Don’t Mix

There are a number of things that can cause clogged drains. However, regardless of where you live, hair is a common cause of drain clogging. Whether it is the long, luscious locks of women or the shorter hair typically sported by men, hair shedding significantly contributes to clogged drains. Click through to learn how hair clogs drains, how to prevent it from happening, and how to remove a tough clog. Read more »

bathroom mold and mildew

How To Get Rid Of Mold & Mildew In The Bathroom

Bathroom mold and mildew is something that we all have experienced at some time or another. In homes that do not have proper ventilation in their bathroom, it is more probable to see mold and mildew growing. For those homeowners who have to constantly struggle with this issue, there are ways that you can effectively remove it. This article will discuss the causes of mildew buildup in your bathroom, how to remove it naturally with the power of vinegar, and how to prevent mildew from taking over your bathroom. Click through to find out more on this topic. Read more »

plumbing and the holidays

Keep Your Plumbing & Garbage Disposal Safe During The Holidays

The holidays have finally arrived and for most of us, it means having guests in from out of town and preparing great big feasts for friends and family to enjoy. It is a time to bake special treats that only are made during this time of year. However, as great as the holidays are they can be quite difficult on your home's plumbing system. Click through to learn more on how to keep your plumbing system and garbage disposal safe during the holiday season. Read more »

avoiding a plumbing emergency

Preventing Plumbing Nightmares From Happening In Your Home

Have you ever heard of or experienced a plumbing nightmare? A plumbing nightmare is when there is a plumbing problem in your home and you hire the least qualified plumber to do the job. As you can imagine, it turns out to be a pretty bad situation. This article talks about how to prevent a plumbing nightmare from happening to you. There are a few tips that you can follow so that you know that you are hiring an honest and qualified plumber. Click through to find out more. Read more »

plumbing and water conservation

A Plumber’s Tips For Saving Water

People who are environmentally-conscious often invest in items such as solar panels. They may also recycle glass and plastic objects. However, many people do not do as much as they can to conserve water. If you are wondering how you can avoid wasting water in your home, particularly when showering, you will be pleased to discover that your plumber may have valuable tips for you concerning how to save water, as well as information about "recycle ready" plumbing. Read more »