Basement Flooding Prevention Tips

By Dez Duran-Lamanilao No one can argue about the importance of a regular basement inspection. A wet basement can cause severe damage if left unresolved; and worse, the whole house may even collapse if the situation becomes severe. Basement flooding may be caused by unsuitable location of the home, poor floor and wall sealing, blocked…


Top 11 Trends in Plumbing Technology and Fixtures

By Dez Duran-Lamanilao The growth of technological innovations in the past decade has already surpassed the expectations of experts within the plumbing industry. As companies continue to invest in research and development (R&D), consumers could expect more highly-engineered bathroom and kitchen fixtures and plumbing products in the coming years. Let us take a look at…


Top 8 Energy Conservation Tips When Heating Water

By Dez Duran-Lamanilao According to the US Department of Energy, water heaters are the second biggest contributors of electricity in the home. They account for almost 17% of a home’s energy use. The estimated average cost per hour of a water heater that uses 4,000 watts is $0.40 per kWh. If you regularly consume 2…


Plumbing Problems? Beat Them While You Can

By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Having immediate access to a wealth of information offering instant solutions to your plumbing problems, it may be easy to think that you can do all of them by yourself. Bear in mind though that what looks easy on the outside can really be complicated to someone who has no plumbing experience…


Water Heaters – Choosing the Right One

Whether you are planning to install a new water heater or replacing your old one, it is important to consider some key factors before deciding on the final model – how much hot water it can produce, its energy efficiency rating, how much it costs, and availability. The needs of residential spaces are entirely different…


The Pitfalls of a Defective Plumbing System

Homeowners are most often not aware of the signs of a defective plumbing system. Unless a major incident happens like water bursting from the pipes, they do not put much effort and attention to it. The little signs are often what trigger leaks and malfunctioning water connections. Take the example of a gurgling sound that…


Beyond the Call of Duty

Plumber’s show up every day knowing their day is about to get a lot dirtier, and companies like Drainbusters stay and complete the job until the problem is fixed, regardless of how dirty the job is.  Check out the video below to see how one dedicated plumber’s action earned a call from Mike Rowe, of…


Why Grease Traps Are a Must for Those Kitchen Sinks

By Dez Duran-Lamanilao One of the most common problems facing kitchen sinks is the accumulation of grease or oil residues down the tube. Even if your plumber has probably warned you to avoid such materials from being poured into the pipe, over time it becomes habitual or just simply becomes unavoidable. Thus, the need to…


Five Things to Keep in Mind When Buying a House

By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Buying a house is something that people should take seriously. After all, it is a huge investment that requires contemplative thinking so costly mistakes can be avoided. Whether you are starting a family or just need to relocate, a few tips can go a long way :          …


Keep Those Outdoor Faucets Working During Winter

By Dez Duran-Lamanilao One of the main problems homeowners encounter during the winter is frozen pipes. A research conducted by the Building Research Council at the University of Illinois reveals that the temperature alert threshold of freezing pipes is 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Although thresholds may vary in different regions, the bottom line points down to…