Charlottesville Plumbing Tips: Sewer Line Inspection

Do you have a tub, sink or toilet that is perpetually clogged? Have you tried plunging and even a drain snake, yet the drain remains blocked? It is likely time to call a plumber to handle unclogging the toilet or other drain, because the clog could be in the sewer line, where plungers and drain […]

How much do toilets cost and what features do you need?

You might wonder how much you really need to know about your toilet. As long as its doing it’s business so you can do your business, you probably don’t think about your toilet much. However, if you’re doing a bathroom renovation or if your toilet breaks, leaks or doesn’t flush properly, you’re probably considering what […]

Luxury Bathroom Plumbing

Planning a luxury bathroom can seem like a daunting task. Once you’ve started the process, getting the bathroom of your dreams can be confusing, especially considering that the fixtures are often the last to be installed, yet they are the first things that should be selected. Seems backwards doesn’t it? The rough plumbing that goes […]

Best Water Heater: Features & Cost

What’s the best water heater and how much does it cost? It’s a question that we get asked all the time. The simple answer, it depends. Not the answer you wanted to hear is it? It is the truth though, replacing your water can cost anywhere from $500 to $5,000 and here’s what it depends […]

How long do appliances last?

Appliances can cost a lot and knowing how long they last can be helpful in planning for the added expense of a replacement and determining if you’ll get your money’s worth out of them. More expensive appliances don’t necessarily last longer than their cheaper counterparts, but different features can affect the lifespan of your appliances. Here is […]

Why Is My Drain Gurgling?

Don’t ignore funny noises coming from your drain. Any time a gurgling noise is heard coming from a kitchen or bathroom drain it needs to be investigated. Many people think if water is draining properly, then the drain noise is probably no big deal, but the truth is it could be a warning sign of […]

What Not to Put Down the Drain

Pouring a little bit of oil, food scraps, or a wipe or two down the drain might not seem like a big deal, especially if you’ve got a garbage disposal to help it along, but over time these things can wreak havoc on your plumbing system. Items that aren’t specifically designed to break down in […]

10 Tips to Caring for Your Pipes this Winter

Thanksgiving is over and the harsh winter weather is well on its way. If you’ve ever experienced a burst pipe, you know it’s a quick way to ruin your day. With the proper care and attention you can avoid the stresses of freezing pipes this winter. Below are ten tips to caring for your pipes […]

What every homeowner should know about their pipes

Leaky and damaged pipes can lead to dangerous problems and can cost thousands of dollars to repair. The worst part is that many homeowner insurance policies don’t cover water damage or water pipe repair and replacement. The good news is that water pipe damage can often be prevented with the proper observation and action. Here […]

5 False Plumbing Facts Everyone Thinks Are True

Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation about plumbing being passed around. Over the years we’ve seen it all, and too often we hear these five myths repeated like plumbing-gospel. We are here to set the record straight and debunk the plumbing myths that are doing more harm than good. Earthshattering Plumbing Myths Debunked 1.Lemons […]

Go Green and Save Money by Upgrading Appliances

Looking to cut down your monthly utility bills and help the environment at the same time?  Fortunately, saving money and helping the environment often go hand-in-hand.  If you still have appliances made in the 1990s or earlier, it is probably time to consider replacing some of those old appliance, because appliance technology has come a […]

3 DIY Tips to Avoid Plumbing Disasters

With regular maintenance from a professional plumber and a few Do-It-Yourself plumbing tips, you can reduce the chances of being hit with a plumbing disaster.  If you have ever experienced a plumbing emergency, you know how terrible they can be.  Together we can take a stand against plumbing disasters!  Here are 3 easy Do-It-Yourself tips […]

Down the Drain: 10 Do’s and Don’ts for the Kitchen Sink

Unclogging a drain can be a costly inconvenience and a major hassle, sometimes requiring entire sections of piping to be added or removed just to access the clog, especially in older homes. Avoid these hassles by following our simple tips for keeping your kitchen sink and garbage disposal it tip top shape. Do use cold […]