Entries by Amy Kissinger

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 […]

Plumbing Safety Tips

Some Plumbing Safety Tips Plumbing safety is a huge issue; one can never be too cautious. Always know & practice the basics of safety; especially with home improvement projects, whether it be DIY or as a professional plumber. Plumbers oftentimes work in potentially hazardous environments, around all sorts of harmful substances like: toxic elements like […]

Sewer and Storm Water Flooding in Palm Beach County

Sewer and Storm Water Flooding in Palm Beach County Water Flooding in Palm Beach County With the arrival of the 2014 hurricane season Palm Beach County residents  will  again be facing potential property damage from flooding caused by storm water and sewer system malfunctions. The following information is offered to help Palm Beach County property […]