How To Light The Pilot Light on Your Hot Water Heater

February 16, 2020

The pilot light on your home’s water heater is a small flame that is used to ignite the main burners, which will then heat the water in your tank. While it might be a relatively rare occurrence, pilot lights can go out. In those cases, you will need to relight it. This is a minor fix that you can likely handle on your own as long as you closely follow the instructions included with your unit. If you are not confident in your ability to do this safely, you can always consult with a professional plumber, like those available at...

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3 Tips to Avoid Costly Winter Plumbing Leaks

November 8, 2019

A burst pipe is one of the most frustrating things that can happen to a homeowner in winter. However, most pipes don’t burst or leak without warning. There are signs you can look for and deal with before the problem gets too serious. To help prevent disaster during winter, here are three proven ways to avoid leaky pipes. 1. Clean Your Drains One big reason why pipes burst is the buildup of grease and debris in shower and sink drains. If you haven’t cleaned out your drains in a while, then there may be a nasty clog that’s forcing more...

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What to Look for in a Professional Plumber

July 17, 2019

The plumbing system in your home is something you probably don’t think about until something goes wrong with it. Unfortunately, some pipe issues require the services of a plumbing professional. You probably don’t have the phone number of a quality plumber on hand if you’ve never had to hire one before. The following are some tips on finding the right professional. Word of Mouth This is a tried and true cliche that exists for a reason. The people closest to you, like friends and neighbors, aren’t going to want to look you in the eye after they have given you...

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