Entries by Amy Kissinger

Where Are You Likely to Find Leaks at Home?

Most people do not realize they have a leak in their house until they see their monthly water bill. This guide helps you find the most common places in your home where you may find leaks. Your Toilet The toilet is a common culprit for leaks because it contains so many parts that become worn […]

Buying a Home? Look for Signs of Bad Plumbing

House shopping is a time-consuming experience. If you’ve finally found your dream home and feel ready to make an offer, wait — you might have faulty plumbing in the residence that can be costly to repair. Use this guide to identify signs of bad plumbing in any home you want to buy.

3 Common Reasons for Clogs in Your Kitchen Sink

A clogged kitchen sink is stressful but can also be dangerous. Food and other debris clogging your pipes place unnecessary stress and pressure on your plumbing, increasing the risk of damage and water leaks. In addition, food, bacteria, and cleaning chemicals inside the drains can lead to unappealing and toxic odors inside your home. Understanding […]

3 Common Causes of Clogged Shower Drains and How to Prevent Them

When you are trying to enjoy a nice, hot shower, few things are as frustrating as a rising water level stemming from a clogged drain. Unfortunately, drain clogs are exceptionally common, causing problems that range from a dirty shower basin to bad odors. However, if you recognize the causes of clogs and learn how to prevent them, you can keep your bathing areas cleaner.

Here are three common causes of clogged shower drains and how to avoid them.

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 […]