Learning All About Septic Systems

Oil Fired Furnace On The Fritz? Clean The Blower Motor And Oil Pump

If your oil fired furnace produces poor heat or makes a humming sound, you may wonder if you if there's something seriously wrong with the appliance. Sometimes, a dirty blower motor and clogged oil pump may be the causes of the furnace's lack of heating. The surfaces of your blower motor can build up with dust over time, which eventually blocks the air and heat circulation through the part. The ports of the oil pump may clog up with old heating oil and dust. Read More 

Unclog The Trap Under Your Kitchen Sink

If greasy food particles have caused your kitchen sink's drain to become clogged and you have attempted to resolve the problem with a standard drain opener and were unsuccessful, learn how to unclog the trap under the sink with the following steps. After finishing, maintain the plumbing in your kitchen to prevent problems that require professional drain cleaning. Materials Needed bucket rubber gloves adjustable wrench  pliers tube brush soapy water bowl flashlight standard scrub brush  sponge Remove And Empty The Trap Read More 

A Brief Guide To How Water Softeners Work

If you have never lived in a home with hard water before, moving into a home with hard water that depends on water softeners can feel a bit like walking into a mystery. Here is a quick guide to help you understand what hard water really is, as well as how a water softener will help you out. What Hard Water Really Means The term hard water can be a little confusing. Read More 

Have A Leak Or Clog? Why You Should Call A Plumber

Having a clogged drain or a dripping faucet is not only frustrating, it can also add to your water bill. Your first instinct may be to grab the toolbox and fix the problem yourself. However, unless you have a lot of experience dealing with plumbing issues, you could cause more damage and end up with a large plumbing bill. Here are a few common problems that plumbing contractors end up being called for when things go terribly wrong. Read More 

Troubleshooting An Outdated Boiler By The Noises It Makes

If you want efficiency and durability in a heating system, there is no doubt that the boiler is one of the best options. For years, homes have relied on a boiler for their primary source of heat and many of the oldest boilers are still in operation today. If you have a rather dated boiler unit in your home, there is no question that it might get a little fussy from time to time. Read More