How reliable are the pipes in your house?

How reliable are the pipes in your house?

“Polybutylene,” if you live here in Southwest Florida, this word is a dirty word. Something you never want to hear if you are in the process of buying a house, that’s for sure. And if you own an older home, at least one built between 1978 and 1995, you definitely want to be sure that

6 Top Tips for Water Heater Maintenance

When it comes to owning a home, there are a number of things you need to do annually to maintain the appliances. One of the most important and expensive pieces of equipment in your home is your water heater (and if you’ve ever been forced to take a cold shower because your water heater has

5 Signs Your Water Heater is About to Fail

We know a lot of people here in Southwest Florida are still getting estimates for damage their homes got during Hurricane Irma. And a lot of plumbing companies out there are taking advantage, and offering “free” inspections, or low-cost inspections to tell you about damage you may not even know about. Some of these are

Commercial Properties and Water Treatment Systems

 If you own a retail business or some other kind of commercial business here in Southwest Florida that doesn’t necessarily have customers who drink your water, you may think you don’t need a water treatment system. It may seem like it makes sense, after all, you don’t have customers who might complain about the taste

5 Simple DIY Plumbing Maintenance Tips

Septic Tank Maintenance If you have a septic tank, it’s imperative that you maintain living bacteria and enzymes as these special bacteria and enzymes digest household waste that gets flushed down the toilet. By adding products like Bio One to the septic system every month along with regular pumping, you can help prolong the life

Did You Get a Backflow Notice? Here’s what it’s about…

You may have gotten a notice from the City of Fort Myers recently telling you that you must have your backflow system tested and certified. What does that even mean? Let’s take a look at it shall we? First of all, I’ll define what backflow is and why Florida requires that backflow devices be tested

Preparing your home before you go on vacation or back “home”

You’re so excited, you are finally taking that three week vacation to tour Europe this summer. You’ve packed your favorite walking shoes and your most comfortable traveling clothes, and you’re getting ready to leave for the airport. Or perhaps you getting ready to go back up North for the summer since our Southwest Florida “snow

Why you need a water treatment system even if you are on city water

Is your city water safe? Is it contaminant free? Is it hard the way well water is? In a lot of major municipalities, water is piped in, chemically treated and sent to homes totally unfiltered! Is this the quality of water you and your family want to use for drinking, cooking and bathing? Municipal water

Maintaining a problem-free garbage disposal

Part 3: What To Do if Your Garbage Disposal is Not Grinding: You’ve been maintaining your garbage disposal, keeping it clean and not putting the wrong things into it, and yet today you turn it on and you hear a sound you’ve never heard before, which of course causes concern. A sign that your disposal

Maintaining a problem-free garbage disposal

Part 2: Preventing Garbage Disposal Clogs and Jams Garbage disposals are one of those household tools we use often, but also take for granted—until it becomes clogged or stop working altogether. A big part of maintaining your disposal properly is knowing what you should absolutely not put into it. Not everything can be safely put

Maintaining a problem-free garbage disposal

Part 1: Proper useage and cleaning tips Many of us who have homes here in Southwest Florida have a garbage disposal in our kitchen sink. This is a really handy tool to have given that it means we don’t have to keep stinky food waste in our kitchen garbage, which helps, not only with unpleasant