Residential Water Heating Problems That Require You to Call in a Plumber

Your electric water heater is one of those appliances in the home that require both plumbing and electrical maintenance service. Most often, when there is an issue with your water heater, it can be difficult to tell whether you need to call in an electrician or a plumber to diagnose and fix the problem. Here is a run-through of a few common problems that call for a plumber and not an electrician. [Read More]

Plumbing Repairs to Never Manage On Your Own

You don't need a plumber for every minor plumbing repair in the home; most homeowners can unclog a kitchen sink or toilet on their own without issue or even replace a washer in a dripping faucet just as easily. However, there are some plumbing repairs that no homeowner should try to manage on their own simply because they can be more complicated or dangerous than you realize. Note a few of those repairs here, so you know when and why to call a plumber in such cases. [Read More]

Prevent a Legionnaire's Disease Outbreak at Your Nursing Home with This Simple Checklist

Many people aren't aware that legionella, the dangerous bacteria responsible for the potentially fatal Legionnaire's disease, exists in most large buildings. While most people are at a low risk of contracting severe Legionnaire's disease, those in nursing homes may have a much higher chance. Among those who could be fatally infected are people over 50, people with weak immune systems (including cancer sufferers), people with underlying medical conditions like diabetes, and people who used to smoke heavily. [Read More]

Plumbing 101: What You Should Never Flush Down the Toilet

If you have been struggling with your plumbing system, particularly with your toilet, it might be due to putting items down the toilet that are not permitted. Some items might seem harmless to the toilet, especially when they flush with no issues, but they often create problems in the plumbing pipes that become major issues later on. Here are some things to make sure you never flush down the toilet. [Read More]