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]
Quick Fixes For A Leaky Faucet
If you wake up during the night, having a dripping faucet in the bathroom next door almost ensures that you'll have problems getting back to sleep. The steady "drip, drip, drip" may even drive you to faucet violence or at least to curse a bit. Truly fixing a dripping faucet will take some real work and often the help of a plumber, but in the short-term, you can save your sanity by taking some temporary measures. [Read More]