Avoiding Plumbing Problems

Why Does Water Keep Backing Up Into Your Dishwasher?

Dishwashers are only supposed to be full of water when they're in use, and otherwise are to remain bone-dry so as to keep your dishes safe and sanitary. Unfortunately, if your dishwasher is filling with water at other times, this likely means that there's a problem going on with your plumbing. Here's what you need to know about this problem. How It's Happening When dishwashers fill up with water on their own — unless there's a noticeable leak — it's not coming out from the same spray arms that rinse everything with water when your dishwasher is running.   Read More...

Are Tampons Causing Your Plumbing Problems?

Tampons are a convenience for women, but they can cause significant issues with your plumbing. It's better to not flush tampons down the toilet, even if you think your plumbing can handle it. Doing so can cause some significant problems with your plumbing. Here's what you need to know about this problem and how you can avoid it or get it fixed. "Safe to Flush" Tampons, like many other products on the market, are specifically marketed as being "   Read More...

Signs Your Hot Water Heater May Be In Need Of Repair

If you go to turn on your hot water and you do not have any hot water flowing out of your faucet, it is pretty obvious that something is wrong with your hot water heater and that you may be in need of water heater repair. Unfortunately, not every problem that can develop with your tank is as obvious as this. Here are a few of the lesser-known signs that your hot water heater may be in need of repair.   Read More...

Two Important Maintenance Tips For Furnaces

A residential heating system is required during the harsh winter months of the year. Without one, the indoors of your property would plummet to dangerous temperatures. A furnace is typically one of the most common sources of heat for homes. Keeping it working properly is an important responsibility for every homeowner. Luckily, with regular maintenance, you can keep it running well and even extend the life expectancy of the unit by a few years.   Read More...

What To Do When Your Gas Water Heater Isn't Giving You Hot Water

Your water heater is designed to give you hot water. However, it doesn't always work like that. If your gas water heater is not giving you hot water, there are a few things you can do that will help ensure that you get the hot water you need again soon. Check the Gas Supply to Your Water Heater The first thing you should do is check the gas supply for your water heater. Generally, the gas line is a yellow tube.   Read More...