How Do Water Softeners Work?

April 25th, 2016

Earlier this month, we published a blog post where we talked about the importance of water softening. Hard water, while not particularly unhealthy, can cause unsightly and inconvenient issues for your plumbing. One of these problems is the buildup of calcium deposits and lime scale, which presents itself as a white, chalky buildup around your faucets or in your bathtub. Too much lime scale buildup can also cause a decrease in your water pressure. To limit damage, you’ll want to invest in a quality water softener. But how do they work? (more…)

Can a Slab Leak Be Prevented?

April 18th, 2016

Last autumn, we discussed how damaging a slab leak can be, and what you should do if you suspect one. Unfortunately, the signs of a slab leak often present themselves after immense damage has already occurred under your flooring, so calling for repair immediately is essential. What if there was more you could do though?

Instead of just crossing your fingers and hoping you are never affected by this problem, there may be ways to prevent a slab leak from occurring in the first place. Of course, slab leaks may be completely out of your control in some situations, such as when a natural disaster hits. Keep reading to learn more about what you can do, however, to potentially avoid this expensive situation.   (more…)

When to Consider Whole-House Repiping

April 11th, 2016

Plumbing problems are bound to happen now and again as a system gets older. Normally, however, the problem can be fixed with a quick patch job or replacing a pipe or two. It’s rare that you would have to repipe the entire home, though it’s no unheard of. If you’re curious about whether or not you need to repipe your home, read on to find out. (more…)

Signs That You Need a Water Softener

April 4th, 2016

Plumbing problems are some of the most frustrating issues to deal with when it comes to your home. They’re hard to detect early, have the potential to cause thousands of dollars in damages to your home, and are often difficult to repair unless you catch them at just the right time. Lime scale is one of the most frustrating plumbing problems you can deal with, because it so often goes unnoticed until it’s quite advanced. If you know what to look for, though, you can catch lime scale well before it grows enough to threaten your plumbing system. Let’s take a look at some signs you can look for that indicate a need for water softening. (more…)