what to do if you home floods

What to Do If Your Home Floods

A flash flood is any flood that develops within six hours of their inciting incident. They usually happen during severe storms, when rain falls so fast it the ground can’t absorb it. Texas is especially vulnerable to sudden and severe flash flooding. In fact, flash floods are the leading cause of weather-related death in Texas. […]

7 plumbing tips for landlords

7 Plumbing Tips for Landlords

As a landlord or property manager, you have a lot on your plate. You’re responsible for the general wellbeing of dozens of people and their homes. Your hours are long and your time is short. The last thing you need is the stress of an out-of-control plumbing system on top of everything else. That’s where […]

picking the perfect plunger

Picking the Perfect Plunger

Did you know there’s more than one kind of plunger? Believe it or not, different kinds of plungers were designed to handle different problems. Using the wrong plunger for the job might still work (sometimes), but it won’t be nearly as effective. If you’ve always struggled to get your plunger to work, chances are you’re […]

Water conservation: a homeowner's guide

Water Conservation: A Homeowner’s Guide

Practicing water conservation as a homeowner may not seem like it’s worth the effort. After all, how much of a difference can one house make? Well, according to the EPA, an average family can save over 13,000 gallons of water every year just by replacing old toilets. That doesn’t even take into account the other […]

How to remove and replace caulk in your bathroom

How to Remove and Replace Caulk in Your Bathroom

Water damage inside of bathrooms is almost unavoidable because of the constant presence of steam and moisture. Even the most diligent homeowners can have problems with mold and mildew over time. One of the best ways to protect against these problems is by regularly maintaining the caulk in and around your bathroom. Caulk works to […]

8 Offbeat Benefits of Filtered Water

8 Offbeat Benefits of Filtered Water

Filtered water is great. It can help improve your health, mood, and whole quality of life. Not just for the obvious reasons, either! Everyone knows filtered water makes your skin feel better. You’re probably aware it’s healthier to drink. We’ve written about how it’s easier on your home plumbing before. All that’s only the beginning […]

Dishwashing vs. Hand Washing

Hand Washing vs. Dishwasher: Which is Better For Your Water Bill?

This age old question might not have the answer you expect! In fact, the answer has changed a lot over recent years, especially because programs like the EPA’s WaterSense. As increasingly water and energy-efficient appliances have become commercially available, the dishwasher has become a contender! But is it enough?! …We won’t leave you hanging. You’ll […]

When it it time to replace your pipes?

When Should I Replace My Old Pipes?

Nothing lasts forever… not even your home’s plumbing. In most cases, it takes years and years for a home’s plumbing to break down. Once it does, however, you have to act quickly. If you don’t, you run the risk of leaks, burst pipes, and all manner of other problems. There’s a lot of knowledge that […]

6 Plumbing Tools Everyone Should Have

6 Plumbing Tools Every Homeowner Should Have on Hand

Whether you consider yourself a DIY pro or not, there are certain tools that every homeowner should have on hand. Being confident you’ll be able to stem any sudden floods that come your way is a huge boon.   Here are the six plumbing tools that will help you feel that confident. We think all […]

Why is my faucet leaking?

Why is My Faucet Leaking and How Can I Make it Stop?

Drip, drip, drip. The incessant dripping of a leaky faucet can drive even the calmest person to The Shining levels of crazy. It can also lead to a marked increase in your monthly water bill, wear away at the inside of your faucet, and lead to other costly and troubling problems. Luckily, not only are […]

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