What is the Difference Between Hard and Soft Water?

What is the Difference Between Hard and Soft Water? Are you a homeowner in California? If so, you probably know about hard water and deal with it on a day-to-day basis. According to U.S. Geological Survey, 89.3% of homes in the United States are considered to have...

Why Does the Shower Heat Up When the Toilet is Flushed?

Why Does the Shower Heat Up When the Toilet is Flushed? You know the drill: when someone is in the shower, you don’t flush the toilet … If you do, the poor person who is showering gets a face full of scalding hot water! It’s unpleasant, painful and probably due to...

Traditional Water Heaters vs Tankless Water Heaters

Traditional Water Heaters vs Tankless Water Heaters When it comes time to replace your water heater, you will have some decisions to make. The first thing to decide is if you’re going to consider a tankless water heater as opposed to the traditional water heater. Tank...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Clogged Drains

The Do’s and Don’ts of Clogged Drains There are few things that are more of a pain than realizing your drain is clogged. Whether it’s your sink, toilet, or shower, it’s a problem that often needs to be taken care of immediately to avoid flooding or further damage and...

We flushed out the plumbing lore, just for you!

We flushed out the plumbing lore, just for you! Myth: Ice cubes sharpen garbage disposal blades! Truth: No, they don’t, but they will clean the blades, and it’s recommended to do so if your sink starts to smell. Eggshells also work for cleaning the disposal. Myth: Put...

Garbage Disposal Problems

Garbage Disposal Problems If you have any of the following garbage disposal problems, your unit needs repair or replacement. Please do not endanger yourself by attempting to repair your own garbage disposal, the sharp moving parts and power supply can be extremely...