Entries by Amy Kissinger

3 Plumbing Issues That Alarm Home Buyers

Buying a house can be stressful, because some properties can have serious maintenance problems. The only way to protect yourself from these serious maintenance problems is to negotiate repairs during the sale process, or walk away from the purchase. Plumbing problems can do damage to the structure of the house, causing rot and even mold. […]

5 Ways to Protect Your Plumbing & Your Young Children

When you have young children, you probably worry about everything from their food to their future educations. What you might not realize is that you also need to worry about their access to the plumbing in your home. Young children are naturally curious, which can lead to some serious plumbing and health problems. Not only […]

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 […]