Homeowners know that paying close attention to the drains in sinks and tubs is important when it comes to avoiding a plumbing disaster. Even if you are monitoring these drains closely, you may be overlooking several drains that are essential to the performance of your plumbing system. These are floor drains. You can find floor drains in multiple locations within your home. Most basements are equipped with a floor drain, as are many garage areas. [Read More]
What Happens When Your City Is Flushing Its Water Mains?
Once or twice a year, the city sewer crew comes through your neighborhood and places a cardboard announcement sign on your front door. It tells you that they are planning to "flush the water mains" on a certain date and at a certain time. Then the card instructs you to avoid using toilets, sinks, showers, dishwashers, and washing machines at that time. So, what exactly is "flushing the mains"? Is it a sewer cleaning? [Read More]
Signs Mold Is Growing In Your Carpet
If your home recently suffered some flooding that made its way to the first floor, you may wonder if there are any areas that may be supporting mold growth. If so, look for the following signs that mold is growing in your home's carpet. Musty Odor in the Room One of the first signs that may alert you to mold growth in a room's carpet is the stench that permeates the air of the space. [Read More]
It's All About The Water: How To Tell When It's Time For A Water Treatment System
Water is an important part of life; in fact, you can't live without it. With that in mind, you need to make sure that the water coming into your home is free of impurities that could affect your health. Installing a water treatment system can do just that. Here are four reasons why you need to invest in a water treatment system for your home. Your Water Company is Updating Their Pipes [Read More]