Pet Proof Your Plumbing

There aren’t too many homes in Port Charlotte or Punta Gorda that don’t have pets. We treat them like family members, so it makes sense that we would want to make sure that they’re safe. We know that pets can cause damage to our homes when left unattended, but did you...

Things That Should Never Get Flushed Down the Toilet

Often times we flush the toilet without thinking. But did you know, that when you flush your toilet, that waste goes through a treatment facility, then it end ups in our rivers and oceans? When you flush things that shouldn’t be flushed, those items can clump...

The Problem with DIY Plumbing

Homeowners are always looking for ways to save money, and with good reason. If you turn on the television, there are plenty of DIY programs to choose from, which make many projects around the house seem so easy to do it yourself. More often than not however, plumbing...

Add Value to Your Home by Upgrading Older Plumbing Fixtures

Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom are the most effective ways to add value to your home. According to HGTV estimates, with a kitchen remodel you can recoup from 60% - 120% of the costs, and with a bathroom remodel you can recoup from 80%-130% of expenses. Those are...

4 Signs it’s Time to Replace Your Water Softener

The water softener in your home provides multiple functions. Not only does it help to keep your hair and skin soft, and keep your hair soft and shiny. It helps to make your clothes last longer and protect your plumbing. Your water softener protects your plumbing...

What’s Causing That Clogged Drain?

There are many different causes of a clogged drain, between what we put down our drains, to regular build up. Sometimes a clog can be easily cleaned, but in many cases you’ll need a professional plumber to clean a clogged drain. A little prevention goes a long way, so...

How to Test Your Home’s Water Pressure and Why You Should

Just like you test the air or water quality in your home, you should test your home’s water pressure a few times per year. This should be part of your regular plumbing maintenance. If your home isn’t equipped with a dedicated gauge already, you only need to buy an...

Telltale Signs Pipes Are Corroding in My Home

Over time, metal pipes can corrode in any home plumbing system. This is usually due to the age of the pipes, and oxidation. This should concern you though because corroded pipes can eventually cause leaks, they can contaminate your water, and if left untreated can...

What Do You Do in a Plumbing Emergency?

As homeowners, we hope we don’t have a plumbing emergency, and we do our best to maintain our homes so that our plumbing systems don’t ever fail us. But in the event there is a plumbing emergency, do you know what to do? The first thing is to not panic. It is the...

Should You Keep The Toilet Lid Closed or Open?

Similar to the age old question about whether toilet paper should hang over or under, people sometimes are in disagreement about keeping the toilet lid closed or open. How is it kept in your household? Is there a constant battle? Believe it or not, it should be kept...