What It Means When Your Water Pressure Drops

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Nothing is more frustrating than turning on a faucet or shower and getting only a dribble of water. If your water pressure starts to drop, you shouldn’t ignore it. Whether sudden or gradual, a decline in water pressure is a sign that there’s a problem with your pipes. You’re going to need to have a professional plumber examine your system to determine the exact cause. Here are a few of the more common causes of water pressure issues. (more…)

Signs That You Have a Hard Water Problem

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Hard water is one of the more serious problems that a home’s plumbing system can face. Prolonged exposure to hard water creates lime scale, a mineral deposit that can clog up pipes and require their replacement. Since you probably aren’t examining the inside of your pipes on a regular basis, you’re going to have to keep an eye out for more obvious symptoms if you want to catch lime scale before it’s too late. Let’s examine some of the signs that you have a hard water problem, and that you need a water softener. (more…)

When to Replace Your Water Heater

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Water heaters are very resilient systems, and can last quite a long time under the proper circumstances. No matter how well you take care of yours, however, it will not last forever. Since you probably don’t want to be without hot water for any longer than you have to be, it is a good idea to learn to recognize the signs that your water heater is reaching the end of its service lifespan. That way you can replace it on your terms, before it dies on you. Read on for some of the more common signs that you need to replace your water heater soon. (more…)

What to Do When You Suddenly Have No Hot Water

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Have you ever been right in the middle of a relaxing, hot shower when you suddenly find yourself drenched in ice cold water? It is probably one of the more jarring and uncomfortable physical sensations that most people experience, and it can be incredibly frustrating. As you might imagine, suddenly having no hot water available means that there is a problem with your water heater. Let’s take a look at what you should do while waiting for a technician to arrive to examine your system. (more…)