The Best Ways To Keep Bugs From Crawling Up Your Drain

Even if you try to keep pests out of your home, one area where they may crawl up is in your plumbing. You may notice bugs flying around in your sink or you may be shocked to see a bug crawl up right out of your drain. Sometimes, these bugs come from within your home, while other times, they enter the home through the drain itself. If you want to prevent this from happening, there are fortunately modifications you can make to your plumbing to fix this. Read More 

How To Troubleshoot Leaking Sprinklers

Sprinklers are a type of garden irrigation system that provide a steady stream of water over a large area, but like all exterior installations are subjected to a great deal of wear and tear due to general weather exposure. Over time, this can cause your sprinklers to malfunction and begin leaking water, which can cause flooding, erosion, and other types of water damage to your yard. If your sprinklers have begun to leak, you can do a few things to try and identify the problem so that it can be fixed before it causes serious damage. Read More 

Troubleshooting Changing Shower Water Temperatures

There's nothing more unpleasant than the water in the shower suddenly changing temperature. However, it can be harder to determine just what, exactly, caused that sudden temperature change. Knowing how to identify why your shower's water temperature is suddenly fluctuating can help you fix the problem and get back to showering comfortably as quickly as possible. Running Out of Hot Water The most common reason why your shower may suddenly no longer have any hot water is because your water heater isn't functioning properly. Read More 

How To Troubleshoot Rattling Window Air Conditioners

Air conditioners are prone to noise, especially old ones. You may be tempted to dismiss air conditioner rattling or vibration as a minor annoyance, but it could mean serious problems with the unit. Ignoring the problem may eventually cause damage to the fans or motor.  Many air conditioner noises can easily be traced and fixed by a DIY person, which saves money on costly repairs or a new unit. Learn how to stop the rattling by following these suggestions. Read More 

Dealing With Calcification Damage On Your Faucets And Toilets

Calcium and lime scale can cause a myriad of problems with your water system and leave deposits on faucets and in your toilet which can cause problems over time. Unless you live in an area with very soft water, you will probably experience calcium buildup on your faucets at some time. For some people, the amount of calcium in the water is negligible and it will build up very slowly, for others, this can be a major problem. Read More