Plumbing Tips & Tricks

The Dangers of Polybutylene Pipes

If your home or office was built in the 1980’s, it’s likely that polybutylene water pipe was used. It was a popular material because it was a faster and cheaper alternative to copper or PVC pipe. It is suspected that the rate of failure was high in homes with this type of piping because oxidants like chlorine used in municipal water supplies reacts with the pipes and fittings, which then causes the material to scale, flake and become brittle. This can result in breaks or leaks that compromise the integrity of the entire system and could possibly flood your home.

If Your Garbage Disposal Could Talk

Whoever invented the garbage disposal was a genius, am I right? It simplifies our lives and provides an easy way to dispose of food scraps. The problem is, not everything should be put down a garbage disposal. If a garbage disposal isn’t used properly, the chances are pretty good that it will break down or…

Is your home ready for spring?

Whether your home is a year-round delight, vacation rental or your very own slice of paradise in the summer, you want to be ahead of the game when it comes to preparing your home for the warmer months. Similar to spring cleaning, spring is the best time to give your home a quick once-over to…

All About Septic Tanks

“Private Sewage” means you have your own septic or sewage system. Essentially a septic tank is a large concrete vault that measures 8’x4’x4′. It is normally buried 4″ to 24″ below the surface of the ground. The tank is divided into two chambers which performs a separation of solids from liquids. Water or effluent enters…