Choosing Better Plumbing Fixtures

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Choosing Better Plumbing Fixtures

I have never been the kind of person that loves to decorate their home, but when we started planning our first new home build, I got kind of into the process. I decided to choose high-end fixtures that would really set our home apart, and the difference was astounding. It was amazing to see how much nicer the plumbing fixtures operated, and how enjoyable it was to use them. This blog is all about choosing better plumbing fixtures and understanding how to install them on your own. You never know, you might uncover a new skill that will really benefit you in the future.

3 Things You Need to Know About How Fabric Softener Affects Your Septic Tank

Septic tanks can be picky. Any homeowner who relies on a septic tank knows that there are certain substances that shouldn't be put down the drain. Fats, oils, and grease are definite no-nos, but many homeowners are surprised to discover that liquid fabric softeners can be just as dangerous. Learn more about the potential dangers of fabric softeners in your septic tank before you do your next load of laundry. Read More 

4 Methods For Fixing A Pinhole Leak In A Copper Pipe

If you have copper plumbing in your home, it is possible that one of the exposed pipes develops a pinhole leak at some point. It can happen at any time, either due to corrosion or damage caused by a water line freezing. Here are some methods for dealing with a pinhole leak in copper plumbing. Use A Copper Pipe Patch If you have the ability to solder the copper pipe, you can create a simple patch if you have two couplings and an extra piece of copper pipe. Read More 

This Is Why You Shouldn’t Ignore A Leak Under Your Sink

Leaks develop under sinks all the time. It's bound to happen since both the pipe that carries away wastewater and the pipes that bring in fresh water typically are under a sink. But if you've been content to place a bucket under the leak and leave it at that, you should really reconsider. You might be doing considerable damage to your home without realizing it. Here's why you should get some help. Read More 

Myths About Water Softeners

Many homes throughout the nation have water softeners installed. These devices remove certain minerals from the water, which helps prevent scale buildup and a whole array of other issues. There are some homeowners, however, who choose not to have a water softener installed in spite of having hard water. Sometimes this is because they've heard one of the following myths about water softeners. These myths are not true, so be careful not to let them guide your decision as to whether or not you have a water softener installed. Read More 

Being Informed About Potential Sewer Problems

There are many myths about the plumbing system that runs throughout your home, and these pieces of misinformation can lead to a person failing to effectively protect their plumbing from common disruptions. In particular, these myths can be highly damaging when it comes to the home's sewer connection. Myth: Grease Only Poses a Threat to the Drains and Not the Sewer Connection Grease is one of the most damaging substances that you can pour down your plumbing's drains. Read More