How To Replace A Tub Drum Trap With A PVC P-Trap

Drum traps are commonly plumbing fixtures found on the tub sewer line  in older homes. Similar to a P-trap, the drum trap prevents sewer gases from entering the home. However, in modern home, legal codes require P-traps, since they are self-cleaning. Drum traps have to be maintained, since they don't clean themselves, and you may find them clogged. The ideal solution is to install a P-trap, which you can do yourself, by following this guide. [Read More]

How To Replace An Electric Water Heater Thermostat

If  you have a problem with water temperature in your business or residence, the hot water heater thermostat is likely the culprit. Electric water heaters have two thermostats to correspond with the tank size. The elements shut off after the water reaches a preset temperature.  In some cases, defective thermostats could cause the water to get scalding hot, posing risks of burns, which you don't need to happen. It is easy to replace the thermostats by following these tips. [Read More]

Tips For Keeping Grease Out Of Your Drain Pipes

Pouring grease down your kitchen drain may seem harmless if it's only a little bit here and there, but it's not. Grease is a very harmful item to put into your drains as it can leave you with clogs and sewer problems. If you want to keep your plumbing pipes in good condition and avoid clogs in your lines, you will need to stop putting grease down your drain. Here are three important things to know about grease and drain pipes. [Read More]

3 Steps to Improve the Hot Water Availability in Your Home

A cold shower is more bearable in the summertime, but as the weather turns cooler, it can be an uncomfortable experience. You could choose to buy a water heater with a larger tank or you could take other measures to increase the likelihood that you can get through your shower without being drenched with cold water. Here are some tips for getting your hot water to last longer.   Insulate the Water Heater [Read More]