Learn about common residential plumbing installations, maintenance, and repairs, including fixing and replacing bathroom and kitchen faucets, toilets, drains, sump pumps, valves, water lines and pipes, and more.

Bathroom Remodeling – 2024 Bathroom Design Trends

December 31st, 2023|

Bathroom remodeling projects are up 21.7 percent year-over-year. Trending designs for bathroom remodeling include modern and natural designs, bold colors, custom wood vanities, handmade tiles, spa-like features such as seats, steam, body sprays, hand held wands, and rain shower heads. Also popular are doorless showers, quartz countertops, and water closets.

Water Heating Systems – The Difference Between a Boiler vs. Water Heater

December 27th, 2023|

There are key differences between boilers and water heaters. Before deciding between a boiler vs. water heater for your home, carefully consider your needs. Boilers are expensive and difficult to install, but they can be a long-lasting option if the home doesn’t currently have a dedicated heating source, and can also be used to heat water for use throughout the home. Water heaters are a more affordable choice that can be installed with relative ease, though these appliances cannot function as a heating source. Learn about differences in functionality and maintenance between boilers and water heaters that could impact which type of water heating system you install.

HVAC Systems – Factors That Impact Installing a Heat Pump vs. a Furnace

October 2nd, 2023|

When considering home HVAC heating and cooling options, homeowners will find two popular choices - a heat pump system and a furnace heater - each with advantages and installation considerations. There are several factors that impact selecting a heat pump versus a furnace, including the higher up-front cost of a heat pump, higher energy costs to operate a furnace over time, lower maintenance costs for heat pumps, and heat pumps tend to have a longer lifespan than furnaces. Learn about heat pumps and furnaces and considerations that could impact which type of HVAC system you install.

Why Is There Water in the Bottom of My Dishwasher When It’s Not in Use?

September 19th, 2023|

A dishwasher filling with water when it’s not being used typically means that dishwasher repairs are imminent, but the severity of the issue may not be immediately obvious. The problem could be as simple as a minor drain clog or a kinked drain hose, or it could be something more extreme such as a leak in the water supply line.

How to Lower Humidity in a Home

August 28th, 2023|

High moisture levels in a home can lead to potentially serious health issues, including asthma, allergies, and various other respiratory illnesses that are triggered by mold, dust mites, peeling lead paint, and pests. If you’ve noticed water leaks or stains, rotting woods, musty odors, rusting or corrosion, and excessive condensation, understanding how to lower humidity in a house is crucial. Learn about ways to reduce high humidity levels.

My Basement Flooded. What I Wish We’d Have Known to Better Prepare.

July 31st, 2023|

When torrential rains dump nearly a foot of water in a large basement window well within a 30-minute period, you need to act fast to prevent major damage. Learn how a homeowner responded to this situation to prevent extensive damage, and actions taken to prevent future flooding, including installation of a sump pump in the light well.

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