September 21st, 2017
You’re in the shower preparing for that long Monday ahead of you. You’re soaped up from head to toe, enjoying the warm shower before you face the day, until …that first drop of cold water hits your back. There’s no going back now. The threat of cold showers has been lurking around for a while now, and now you’re out in the cold. After suffering through the rest of your shiver-inducing shower, you run to the basement and check your water heater, and, yep, you guessed it…it’s not working anymore. Maybe it’s finally time to replace that old unit. Your water heater is one of the most-used but rarely-seen appliances. The only time you pay attention to the water heater is when it stops working. Then you realize just how important it really is. If your current water heater is more than 10 years old, you could be in the market for a new one soon. Next to your heating and cooling system, your water heater is one of the biggest energy users in your home. With homes becoming more energy efficient, it’s important to consider efficiency when selecting a new water heater. But the lifespan, cost and capacity are important, [...]
August 11th, 2017
Imagine a world without cold showers. No more fighting with others in the house to get to the shower first. No more mid-shampoo, cold water surprises. No more waiting until the laundry is done to take a shower. Just hot water whenever you need it, for as long as you need it. This world isn’t all in our imagination. It can become a reality.
July 29th, 2017
While you and your family are away from the house more now, there’s a higher chance of a water or gas leak going undetected.
April 10th, 2017
If you have ever walked downstairs to soggy carpet and dripping walls, you know just how stressful a basement flood can be… and how expensive. It’s estimated that 90-95% of all basements in the Atlanta area will experience water damage that can result in costly repairs. For every inch of rain, the average roof sheds 1000 gallons of water onto the ground surrounding your house.
March 31st, 2017
The water in your pipes will freeze when its temperature falls below 32 degrees. So pipes that are in unheated areas of the house (like the attic or basement), pipes that run along exterior walls which do not have adequate insulation, and pipes that run outside of the house (like the spigot for a garden hose) are all particularly vulnerable to freezing when the weather gets cold.
March 22nd, 2017
One of the easiest things you can do for your home value and curb appeal is to plant trees. However, many factors should be considered prior to planting. Before you head off to the nursery, take these steps to avoid future problems.
February 1st, 2017
Nothing can put a damper on fixing dinner or getting ready for a night out than a slow or clogged drain. Clogged drains not only hamper emptying the sink or tub, but it can make your surface grimy with deposits of gunk and film from whatever was in your water.
October 19th, 2016
If you’ve noticed bluish-greenish stains in your bathroom and other water appliances, you’re probably wondering if it’s a sign of a more serious problem.