What do you do when one of your drains starts draining slowly or clogs completely? Do you run to the store for a bottle of drain cleaner? If this is your go-to solution, you're not alone – but you're also not making the best decision for your plumbing or for your health. Here's a look at why storebought drain cleaners are such a bad choice, as well as some tips for clearing your drain in a safer manner. [Read More]
Heat Pump Won't Switch To Cooling? This Could Be Why
When the time comes to put away your snow boots and mittens, it also means that it is time to kick your system into cooling gear. If you have a heat pump, that process may not be as simple as you think, especially after a harsh winter. If your heat pump is stuck in heat mode, here are a few causes to troubleshoot. The Filter Needs to Be Replaced Replacing the filter can sometimes solve the problem. [Read More]
2 Tips For Cleaning Your Drains
Every homeowner has dealt with a clogged drain at some point in time. It is completely normal to have dirt, debris, human skin, and hair go into the drain and clog it. If the problem is serious enough you will need to call a professional plumber to come and fix the drains; especially if the problem has reached the main pipes. However, many times the clog is right at the surface and can be corrected by some simple things you can do at home. [Read More]
Why Does Your Toilet Keep Running?
After you flush your toilet, it should keep running for a minute or two while the tank refills. If it just keeps running, and running, and running with seemingly no end, this is a sign that something is wrong. In most cases, the flapper, a device that fits over the opening to the pipe between the toilet tank and the bowl, is to blame. When the flapper gets old and worn, it does not seal properly and begins letting water seep from the tank into the bowl. [Read More]