DOWN THE DRAIN

My sons flushed a toy or maybe even the entire roll of toilet paper down the toilet. My twins were quiet for about 5 minutes and I knew something was up. I found the bathroom door closed and giggles coming from the other side—water coming from under the door. I opened the door to find […]

PLUMBING PROBLEMS – BUBBLING TOILET

What causes a bubbling toilet? There could be a partial clog or a vent pipe that is not functioning the way it should which is causing your toilet to bubble. Your toilet’s drain should not produce bubbles when you wash water down another plumbing fixture’s drain. The presence of bubbles in the drainpipe indicates a […]

Prevent freezing pipes and outdoor faucets

Frozen Water Pipes Beware the unexpected cold snap or a deep freeze. Frozen water pipes are a serious risk during very cold winter weather. When water freezes in a pipe it expands and can exert pressure over 2,000 pounds per square inch. This pressure is enough to rupture most any pipe filled with water which […]

How to Repair a Frost Proof Faucet

Leaking Packing Nut The packing nut is located at the end of the faucet, underneath the handle. A loose packing nut will allow water to leak from the end of the faucet. Remove the retaining screw from the handle of the faucet. Pull the handle off the faucet. The packing nut is exposed. Hold the […]

Frost Proof and Freeze Proof Plumbing

Frost-proofing your outdoor faucets will help keep water insulated and help shield from freezing temperatures outside. Using a long valve stem, you’ll keep the water from being exposed to the elements. Repairing a frost-proof outdoor faucet involves disassembling the parts so they can be examined and replaced if necessary. The main thing to remember when […]