3 Tips To Troubleshoot Water Softener Equipment Before Calling For Professional Repairs

Do you rely on a water softener system to deal with hard water and mineral content in water? These systems help remove deposits like iron from your drinking water and they can wear down, become inefficient, or stop working altogether. If your water softener has stopped working properly, here are some troubleshooting tips to try before you contact a professional for help with the repairs: 1. Remove Mineral Deposits with Water Softener Cleaner Treatments [Read More]

Older Homes And Galvanized Pipes

If you are thinking of moving into an older home -- one built in 1960 or before -- one thing you should look at very carefully is the plumbing. Today, most homes are plumbed with copper or sometimes PEX pipes, but prior to 1960, a lot of homes were plumbed with pipes made from galvanized steel. This has some important implications that you'll need to consider before you buy such a home. [Read More]

Why You Should Repair Your Plumbing Instead Of Replacing It

It's only natural to assume that replacing something that isn't working well can be a good idea. This can even be the case with plumbing. If you've been dealing with plumbing issues in your home, you might have decided that now is the time to contact a plumber to completely replace all of the pipes and other plumbing fixtures in your home. Sometimes, this is the best thing to do. In other cases, however, repairing your plumbing is a better choice. [Read More]

When To Do It Yourself And When To Call The Professionals: Condo Fix Ups

One of the biggest decisions that you will face as a new condo owner is when to call in the professionals and when to try and fix it yourself. It's an important thing to consider since you are going to have to deal with condo boards, securing work permits, and all other sorts of bureaucratic issues that you would not have had to deal with when you were renting your own place. [Read More]