Hot water is just not something your family can do without. From running your dishwasher to washing your hair, hot water runs your home. When the hot water isn’t running, your patience runs understandably thin. Your water heater has a keen sense for the least convenient time to malfunction. When [yes, when-not if] it does, The Big Red Truck can be there quickly to set Read more.
A slow drain can be a real drip, and a clogged drain a disaster. Plungers can’t dislodge objects deep in your system, and traditional plumbing snakes struggle against years of grease built up on pipe walls. Omaha’s first water pipes were laid In 1889, but 17 years earlier the start of Arbor Day would ensure a future of tree roots blocking drain pipes. This created ticking-time Read more.
Living in Omaha means growing accustomed to extreme temperature swings, not only season to season, but sometimes day to day. In the morning, you may find yourself bundled to the max, and by late afternoon you may be sweating in just a hoodie. These extreme fluctuations can have unexpected consequences. We were asked by local media – both print and television – about your pipes Read more.
You’ve finally finished a sink load of dishes, given the muddy dog a bath, or poured dirty mop water out into your sink or tub. Ready to wash your hands of the task and be on your way, you glance back and notice that the water is simply refusing to drain. There are a lot of reasons your drain may be sluggish, but before you Read more.
There’s nothing like a long, hot shower at the end of a busy day, but common shower problems might put a damper on your dampening. Here, we address several common issues and how to fix them. Poor Water Pressure Build-up on your shower head can cause weak water pressure, leaving you feeling unclean. Limescale can easily be removed with a descaling product or with a Read more.
Do you use terms like “thingamajig,” “whatchamacallit” or “round thingy” to describe your home’s plumbing? If so, you need some proper plumbing terms. That way you can explain things to the plumber or at your local hardware store and actually get help. Here are formal definitions for nine common plumbing terms: Aerator: “Used in a faucet spout to mix air and flowing water, helps reduce Read more.
Unless you’re heavily into DIY plumbing projects, you may be unfamiliar with some common plumbing tools and not even know what they do. Here is a list of common plumbing tools and their uses. So the next time you face a home plumbing challenge, you’ll know which tools you need. Wrenches Geeksonhome.com says an assortment of wrenches are part of any plumber’s toolkit. “Pipe wrenches Read more.
How much do you know about plumbing? Does your expertise extend past the use a plunger to clear a backed up toilet? Don’t feel badly if it doesn’t. Remember, the professionals study for years to become plumbing experts. They address these situations day in and day out, while you may face a problem once a year. Four of the most likely plumbing issues you will Read more.
Rachel Meisinger’s basement flooded every time she washed clothes or turned on the dishwasher. The problem had gone on for several days. “Eyman offered to come out the same day I called, but we had a winter storm. I told them I didn’t plan to use anything that day,” she said. “Plus, my basement didn’t have any water in it so I told them it Read more.
Did you ever scream like a lobster going into the pot when your shower water surged and became suddenly hotter? That kind of near-scalding is painful. Usually, it’s operator error – you somehow nudge the controls. But it also can indicate your water heater is under severe pressure. “When water is heated, it expands,” says watts.com. “For example, water heated from 90°F to a thermostat Read more.