How to Prepare for Summer Plumbing Problems

How to Prepare for Summer Plumbing Problems
Everyone looks forward to the summertime. The kids are out of school, you’ve got some vacation time coming up, the weather’s nice, and the winter – well – that’s only a memory. However, the summertime isn’t all barbecues and fun. It’s also a season where some pretty pesky plumbing problems can come up – but fear not. Being prepared can help save you a lot of headaches, and this is a list of easy ways you can skip any problems that will have you spending your day calling the plumber. Prevent Sewer Backups in the Basement With the summer comes[...]

First Things to Do When Your Basement Starts Flooding

Flooded Basement
A flooded basement is every homeowner’s nightmare. A major hassle to clean up, it can also result in severe property damage, and be a breeding ground for mold even after the problem is fixed if the area is allowed to remain damp too long. The severity of the flood itself depends on how early the problem is found. Here’s a handy list of things you should do once you notice water in the basement. Shut off the power Do not enter a flooded basement. Electrical devices and appliances are dangerous when wet, or worse, the water could be energized. Make[...]

Why It’s Important to Fix Your Drain Quickly

Blocked Kitchen Drain
Getting a drain clogged is a pretty common occurrence, especially if it’s one that we use all the time, such as the sink drain in the kitchen or your bathtub/shower drain. We often consider a blocked drain more of a nuisance than a real problem, especially if it’s one that seems to get better after a simple plunging. As a result, we ignore slow drains, but this can be a costly mistake. An obstructed drain demands immediate attention in order to save you major headaches down the road. Here are just a few of the reasons why a clogged drain[...]