Sorting Out Your Own Plumbing Issues

« Back to Home

2015

3 Ways To Fix A Running Toilet

Posted on

Your toilet is an integral part of your home. You want to make sure your toilet is in top working order at all times. The last thing you want is for your toilet to stop functioning properly, especially if you only have one toilet in your home. One of the common problems many homeowners report with their toilet is that it won’t stop running. If you can’t seem to get your toilet to shut off, here are a couple things that might be to blame.…

Read More »

What To Do When There Are White Particles In Your Home's Hot Water

Posted on

If you have recently noticed small white particles floating in your home’s hot water, then the hot water heater is having a problem with calcium buildup. The calcium in the water will eventually ruin your water heater and cause scale to form on your plumbing fixtures. To remove the calcium inside of the water heater, you need to drain and flush it using these steps: Step 1: Turn Off the Power and Water…

Read More »

Drains Odors A Problem? 3 Ways To Clear The Air

Posted on

Have you noticed foul odors coming up through your drains? If you have, there could be a few issues causing the odors. If your home is attached to a septic tank, your tank could be getting full, which is causing septic gases and raw sewage to back up into your home. If you’re experiencing clogs, you could have rotting food and debris stuck in the drains. Or, your drains could just be dirty.…

Read More »

Three Tips To Help Make Your Home More Energy Efficient For The Holidays

Posted on

With family and friends coming over for the holidays, you will want to make sure your HVAC is working as it should. This is why things like heating maintenance and other energy improvements are important. Before you have the family over, you may want to do things like change the air filter so that your system is working as it should be. Here are some maintenance tips to help ensure your heating is working well during the holidays:…

Read More »

Getting The Most From Your Water Heater

Posted on

With a little care, you should get from six to twelve years from your home water heater. An annual inspection by a water heater repair company will make sure that the thermostat, heating elements and safety valve are all working optimally. In between inspections, you can flush the water tank to prevent build up of mineral deposits that can cause the tank to rust. This is an easy project that takes some simple tools and a couple of hours of your time.…

Read More »

3 Benefits Of Updating To A Programmable Thermostat

Posted on

If your house still has an old, mercury thermostat in it, now might be a good time to update this. A heating company, such as Biggerstaff Plumbing Heating & Air, can do this for you, and the cost to have this done is relatively affordable. By updating your old thermostat to a new one, you can have a thermostat that will be easy to use, and it may offer the following benefits.…

Read More »

Three Ways To Integrate Solar Energy Into Your Conventional Water Heater

Posted on

If you want to make your home more energy efficient, improvements to mechanical systems are essential. In addition to HVAC improvements, you may want to make hot water heating more efficient. The good news is that this can be done with a conventional water heater and solar energy. Here are some of the ways you can connect a conventional water heater system with solar energy:  1. Using A Collector To Feed Directly To A Water Heater…

Read More »

3 Ways To Protect Your Home From Costly Repairs

Posted on

There is never a good time for costly home repairs, and even if your homeowners insurance will cover a lot of the cost due to the circumstances of how damage occurred, you will still be responsible for paying your deductible. Some repairs are inevitable and there is nothing you can do about it– for example, if a violent hailstorm hits your area, your roof may sustain a lot of damage. But there are several things you can do to your home to help prevent extensive damage from occurring so you can limit repair costs:…

Read More »

Is Your Plumbing Ready For The Holidays?

Posted on

There’s no place like home for the holidays—unless your plumbing isn’t working properly. Family members and additional guests gather together to feast and put your plumbing to the test.  However, there are steps you can take to minimize the chances of a clogged drain or a backed up toilet. Preventing clogged drains and toilets You can be proactive and perform a few actions before the holidays arrive. These actions include:…

Read More »

What Is A Pex Pipe?

Posted on

Many construction experts believe crosslinked pex pipes have the potential to revolutionize the plumbing industry. Flexible high density polyethylene polymer (HDPE) is melted down and then extruded into a tube shaped die. Crosslinking is achieved by one of three different methods: Engels, Silane or Radiation. While the Engels method produces a more flexible product, all three methods meet industry wide ASTM, NSF and CSA standards. Though copper has been the standard for both residential and commercial plumbing systems since the mid 1960’s, plumbers have now discovered pex pipe offers many advantages over rigid metal or plastic options.…

Read More »