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8 Things to Have in Your Emergency Plumbing Kit

Plumbing emergencies come in all shapes and sizes—but the fact remains, they’re no fun to deal with. The good news is, you don’t have to be an aspiring home handyman to fix small problems and prevent further damage with an emergency plumbing kit. A good plumbing emergency kit is full…

8 Ways to Get Rid of Sewer Gas Smell

It’s not exactly pleasant to catch a foul-smelling whiff of air whenever you pass by your toilet, sink, bathroom, or kitchen. That smell is likely sewer gas, and it can be a tough plumbing odor to get rid of if you don’t know what you’re doing. Instead of trying to…

7 Guides to Make Your Home’s Plumbing Seem Less Scary

Trying to understand your home’s plumbing may feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be. And the best part is, it doesn’t take much to go from clueless to home plumbing aficionado. Instead of getting spooked by your home’s plumbing, use the 7 guides below to gain valuable knowledge and…

How to Reset Your Thermostat After a Power Outage

Power outages have a knack for occurring at the most inconvenient times. Whether your evening is cut short by a sudden storm surge or you find yourself without cool air in the middle of the day, getting your home’s temperature back to normal can feel like a race against the…

Plumbing Frustrations: Water Pressure Dropping in Shower

Whether it’s a sudden drop or a consistent problem, the fact remains: Without adequate water pressure, a shower goes from enjoyable to annoying. Before you can fix the problem, you need to get to the bottom of what’s causing it in the first place. To do so, start by asking…

What Smells? A Guide to Common Plumbing Odors

Plumbing odors are unpleasant, to say the least. Whether they come from the sink, toilet, shower or garbage disposal, these smells can have you plugging your nose whenever you pass by. Fortunately, many common plumbing odors have easy fixes. With the tips in this article, you can say goodbye to…

What You Need to Know About Zoned HVAC Systems

How many times have you walked into an area of your home and found that it was uncomfortably hot, or very chilly? How often do you set and reset the thermostat to different temperatures, trying to close the temperature gap between the upstairs and the downstairs? For many homeowners, this…

What is a Start Assist Kit? An Important Air Conditioner Tool

A Start Assist Kit goes by many names. You may have seen it referred to as a Hard Start Kit or a Compressor Saver. No matter what you call it, a Start Assist Kit is an electrical tool that attaches to the condensing unit of your air conditioner. The extra…

What Are Orangeburg Pipes? A Guide for Homeowners

Hidden beneath your home is a sewer pipe that, if all is going well, usually goes unnoticed. But, depending on the age of your home, you may be dealing with a problem lurking underground. That problem is Orangeburg pipes. If your home has these pipes, you’re looking at a potentially…

Understanding How Your Hot Water Heater Works

You may not think much about your hot water heater, and it’s easy to see why. All you have to do is turn on the tap and the water makes its way to you. In reality, the process isn’t so simple. Your hot water heater goes through an intricate process…