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What Are Plumbing Vents and Why Do You Need Them?

What Are Plumbing Vents and Why Do You Need Them? 1

Has your plumber talked to you about plumbing vents?  You might have just been polite and nodded your head in agreement as they talked about installing or repairing them. Or maybe you thought they were referring to the drains in the house. However, a plumbing vent actually sits on your roof. It doesn’t catch rainwater

How to Unblock a Drain Outside

How to Unblock a Drain Outside 3

Have you noticed an increase in puddles of water near your outdoor drains?  Well, you hope it’s water. But it could also be sewerage or last week’s dinner that didn’t quite make its way down the drain. It could be blocked for a number of different reasons. Sometimes it’s due to a combination of grease,

What is a Tempering Valve?

What is a Tempering Valve? 5

Have you ever wondered why hot water from a tap never comes out at a boiling temperature? When you let it run, it will always get uncomfortably hot. But it never reaches a temperature where it can cause any real harm. It’s not one of life’s great mysteries. This is all thanks to the tempering

How to Unclog a Toilet Without a Plunger

How to Unclog a Toilet Without a Plunger 7

Is there anything worse than a clogged toilet? Every time it happens, your mind begins to race as to how you’re going to go to the bathroom until someone can come to the house and fix it. This sense of dread is heightened even more if you don’t have a plunger in the home to

How Long Do Hot Water Systems Last?

How Long Do Hot Water Systems Last? 9

Are you worried about how much longer your hot water system will survive? These objects aren’t cheap to replace, and you want to make sure you get every bit of value you can out of it. However, you don’t want it to break down while you’re in the middle of a shower. You also don’t