Entries by Amy Kissinger

Plumbing Checklist for Home Buyers

You have your eye on a new home, and everything seems perfect, so it’s time get down to examining the not-so-obvious functional features, specifically the plumbing. Plumbing problems in a home do affect its overall value. Certain features should be assessed by you or a plumbing professional before you ever make an offer. Here are five […]

Tips for Properly Maintaining Your Home’s Plumbing System

Many homeowners do not think about their plumbing system until a problem develops. By this point, repairs are often needed, and depending on the issue, they can be costly. To reduce the cost of repairs and extend the life span of your plumbing system, take some simple steps. Continue reading to learn more about preventative […]

3 Signs Your Older House Needs a Plumbing Overhaul

Your old house is filled with all those little nostalgic touches that make it unique in the modern world. However, a few things in the house probably should be updated for functionality, and plumbing is one of them. While a lot of the old plumbing processes have remained the same, plumbing components have drastically evolved […]

5 Ways to Save Water on Toilet Flushing

Whether you’re an eco-conscious homeowner trying to cut back on water waste or whether you’re looking for water-stretching tips to use in a drought, the toilet is a great place to start. If you have an older model toilet, it could be using as much as 5-7 gallons with every flush. Here are five ways […]

3 Tech-Savvy Additions for Your Plumbing System

Are you a lover of all things fresh and new? If you are someone who has the latest gadgets lining your desk, your wrist, and your car, invite your love of technology into your home — more specifically, into your plumbing system. From fixtures that reduce your water footprint to automation systems, you can make […]

Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters

If you browse your local home improvement store you’ll find various water heater models, including the tankless type. While tankless water heaters have enjoyed popularity outside of the United States for quite a while, they’ve only started to gain traction in the US in the last few decades. If you’re trying to decide whether a […]

What You Should Know About Plumbing Waste Pipe Ventilation

Your home’s plumbing network consists of more than drain pipes and fixtures such as sinks and toilets. It also includes an extensive network of ventilation pipes hidden behind your walls. Vent pipes are necessary for the proper functioning of your drain-waste-vent (DWV) system. Without vent pipes, your waste pipes would drain poorly or not at […]

How Can You Save Money on Your Water Bill?

How much water do you use? Well, if you’re in line with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) stats, you probably use more than 300 gallons a day. If it seems like most of that goes to your outdoor sprinkler system or is a result of watering your garden bed, think again. Seventy percent of residential […]

A Preventative Maintenance Checklist for Your Home’s Plumbing

Plumbing problems often go undetected until they cause a sewage backup or damaging leak. But if you spend an afternoon inspecting and maintaining your home’s plumbing, you can spot some of these problems early on and also prevent other problems from occurring. Here’s a simple plumbing maintenance checklist that you should be able to complete […]

Tips for Selecting and Maintaining a Hot Water Heater

When your home’s water heater unexpectedly stops working, you will need to replace it immediately. Because you do not have working hot water, you may feel rushed to make a decision. And of course, you do need to regain access to hot water as soon as possible. However, you also want to put some thought […]