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]

Three Reasons Tankless Hot Water Heaters Are Great For Rental Properties

There are two types of water heaters to choose from. Standard, tank-style water heaters have a tank that heats and stores water until it is needed. Tankless, on-demand water heaters heat water as it is needed without storing any of it. Though each style has its pros and cons, if you're outfitting a rental property, it's often a wise choice to go with a tankless water heater. Here's why: Energy bills will be lower. [Read More]

Three Benefits of Choosing A Tankless Hot Water Heater For Your Vacation Home

If you have a vacation home that you only visit a few times per year, it's worth taking the time to consider your options when replacing the hot water heater. In many cases, you may be better off replacing your standard, tank-style water heater with a tankless heater that heats water on-demand as you use it. Here's a look at some of the benefits of tankless hot water heaters in vacation homes. [Read More]