10 Most Common Plumbing Emergencies

March 19, 2020

Your plumbing system can break down or malfunction at any time of the day. Plumbing emergencies are usually due to one of 10 common reasons. All of these need to be dealt with promptly to prevent them from wreaking havoc in your home. 1. No Hot Water The first thing to check is that the temperature setting on your hot water heater hasn’t been changed. This issue is usually otherwise caused by your hot water heater failing, an electrical issue, or a leak in your plumbing fixtures. Having a plumber figure out what’s happening is the first step toward a...

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How To Light The Pilot Light on Your Hot Water Heater

February 13, 2020

If your hot water heater’s pilot light isn’t lit, it can be a major problem for you. To help you light your pilot light in your hot water heater quickly and easily, just follow these three easy steps: 1. Determine if Your Hot Water Heater is Automatic or Manual The first step is to determine what type of water heater you have. You need to know if your water heater is automatic or manual. To do this, check out the silver box that is sticking out on the side of your hot water heater. There should be a large dial...

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How Long Does It Take to Become a Licensed Plumber?

January 7, 2020

If you’re interested in becoming a licensed plumber, you should get your educational foundation in high school. It takes strong math skills and knowledge of algebra, geometry and thermodynamics. The time it takes to actually get a license depends on several factors, including where you live. Enroll in a Plumbing School You will need classroom lectures and time in the field with an experienced plumber to become a licensed plumber. Your instructors should have several years of experience working as plumbers and teaching. Instruction should include OSHA safety training and learning local plumbing codes. Other areas you will learn about...

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How to Protect Your Bathroom Drains

December 18, 2019

If a clog is severe enough, you need to call a plumbing company. It’s best to prevent them from occurring to avoid the expense of having it fixed. Clogged drains can be prevented by following a few simple maintenance tips. Here are four things you should do to protect your bathroom drains. 1. Use a Screen Over the Shower Drain Drain screens fit over the drain to catch hair, grease and soap scum while you shower. Clean the screen every day to keep it working at its maximum effectiveness. While it won’t trap all hair and other things that contribute...

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