Do you have a kitchen or bathroom faucet that has low water pressure? If the rest of your house has better flow than that one fixture, chances are a quick and easy do-it-yourself project will fix the problem. Try cleaning the aerator before installing a new faucet. The aerator is pictured here, and can usually be screwed […]
Have you ever noticed a mystery smell coming from one of your drains, especially a floor drain in the basement? Or maybe it’s in one of your bathrooms. It may smell like a sewer or some other unpleasant odor. You may be able to check out some possible causes and save a service call […]
It’s the holiday season again! As you make plans to have company and host holiday dinners, the thought of maintenance is probably pretty far from your mind. But a little planning can help assure that all your drains and the garbage disposal don’t back up and fail at the worst possible time. Garbage disposals are […]
In 1954, Einstein wrote a letter to the editor, published in a New York City magazine. In the letter, he was quoted: “If I would be a young man again and had to decide how to make my living, I would not try to become a scientist or scholar or teacher. I would rather choose to […]
“Plumber” and “Plumbing” are words that you may wonder where they come from. It originated with the Roman Empire, with the word “plumbum” meaning lead. They did all of their conduits and drain systems in lead pipe – which is not used in today’s jobs. Lead leaches into the water supply and is dangerous for public […]
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