Annual Water Heater Maintenance Adds Years To Life Of Home

Just about everyone can relate to this scenario: It’s only a few minutes into the morning shower and suddenly the water turns from refreshingly hot to teeth-chatteringly cold. Chances are the problem involves an appliance many people take for granted – the water heater. Most people don’t realize how important...

What To Do If Your Pipes Freeze

We hope you never have to deal with frozen pipes. But if you do, here are some steps you can take to thaw and keep them from bursting. 1. Shut off the water supply. Once the water thaws, excess water may spill out from cracks in the pipe. 2. Keep...

Winter Preparedness Checklist

Alabama is known for its mild climate and brutally hot summers. But, that doesn’t mean our great state doesn’t have its fair share of freezing temperatures.With winter right around the corner, we’ll soon be experiencing overnight lows in the 20s and 30s, and the last thing you want is to...

Watch Out for These 5 Drain Problems

Drain problems are some of the most common issues you deal with as a homeowner. The key to keeping any drain issue from getting out of hand is knowing the early warning signs of a problem. So here are the 5 key things you need to look for. 1: Slow...

Signs Your Water Heater Needs Replacement

Even if nothing damages your water heater, it is naturally going to wear down after some time. Most heaters can last around 10 to 15 years. Pay attention to any telltale signs your water heater is about to give out. Cold Water If you are unable to take a shower...

Five Benefits of Installing a Water Softener System

You may not know what hard water is, but you probably know about its effects. Hard water is when your water supply has a high concentration of minerals. It can cause things like dry skin and hair, clothes that feel rough after washing, clogs in the pipes, soap dissolving issues...

The Importance of Drain Cleaning

Keeping the drains in your house clear of blockage is important for several reasons. In order to make sure the plumbing is functioning properly in your house, the drains need to be cleaned regularly. The lack of cleared pipes can result in future problems with the plumbing system. Here are...

Red Flags Indicating Problems With the Garbage Disposal

Your Disposal Starts Making New Noises These aren’t the fun kind of noises, like wishing you a nice day or singing you happy birthday. When your garbage disposal starts grinding, screeching, clanking or anything else that sounds like a fork was left in it, you should find someone to check...

Common Problems with Your Toilet

We use our toilets frequently, but we rarely notice how used they are until they aren’t functioning properly. There are three very common problems you’re likely to experience with your toilet. Luckily, they’re simple to diagnose. Toilet Won’t Flush If your toilet isn’t flushing, or if it has a slow...