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Ants in My Bathroom! What to Do?

Posted on: July 27th, 2018 by admin

Take a look at this infographic and follow these quick easy steps to get rid of ants in your bathroom.

If you are in need of help, don’t hesitate to call us.



Solving Common Toilet Problems Always Happen

Posted on: May 14th, 2018 by admin

If there is something that every home is not spared from, it would have to be problems with toilets. Because it is one of the most frequently used piece of plumbing fixture, it is understandable that it will also suffer from potential problems. Let’s take a look how to solve some common toilet problems.

Phantom Flushes

What do we mean by phantom flushes? This is the instance wherein we see water trickling into the bowl even when no flushing has been done. It may be characterized by hearing your toilet tank spontaneously refilling similar to the way it does after somebody has flushed it.

This type of symptom is normally caused by an extremely slow leak coming from the tank and allowing the water to end up in the bowl. The most common culprit is a defective or worn out flapper or flapper seat.

Is this bad? To a certain extent, yes! Because aside from the wasted water, it can also jack up your water bill. How do you solve it? The first step is to completely drain the toilet tank and bowl. Before replacing the flapper seat, clean and check it out first. It is possible that dirt has been trapped and you don’t have to make a replacement. However, if the flapper seat is worn or damaged, then you need to replace it to stop the phantom flushes.

Toilet Problem

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Trickling Water

This is different from phantom flushes in the sense that it comes with a sustained hissing sound that is produced by the water trickling from the supply line and into the tank. The most common source of the problem would be the refill tube, ballcock, float, or the inlet valve assembly.

The resolve the problem try to adjust the float first to check if it is causing the problem. If this does not solve it, ensure that the refill tube is extending about a fourth of an inch from the rim of the overflow tube. The last resort would be to replace the ballcock assembly to stop the water from trickling.

Slowly Draining Bowl

Also referred to as weak flush, this is commonly the result of clogged holes found under the rim of the bowl. The good thing with this is that it can almost always be solved by using a simple curved wire that goes into the space between the rim and the bowl.

Use the wire to gently poke all of the flush holes to remove the debris. A small mirror can help you see underneath the rim. While you’re at it, clear the siphon jet as well. Just make sure that you do not scratch the bowl in the process.

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Many homeowners are fearful of toilet clogs primarily because of the number of other problems it brings with it. However, there are many tools that can be used to ensure that clogged toilets are cleared up easily.

The most common would have to be the plunger, which has proven to be extremely effective against minor clogs. When done properly, the clogging would be cleared in virtually no time at all. For more stubborn clogs, a closet auger would be great. Simply insert the end into the drain hole and start twisting the handle to push it forward and dislodge any clogs in its path.


The standard bathroom toilet would have five seals at the very least. Each of these seals have the potential to leak due to a number of reasons like age and faulty installation for example. The largest seal would have to be the one that sits between the bowl and the tank. Any breakage in this area will result in a major leak.

To solve this type of problem, you would need to drain and remove the tank, and turn it upside down for easier access. Smaller seals like those in the mounting bolts or the base of the ballcock are usually replaced in the same manner. For these seals however, usually slight tightening would stop leaks.

Another seal to check would be the wax seal at the plastic flange. You will know that this seal has been broken if you see water underneath the base of the toilet. The entire toilet has to be removed to completely replace the wax seal. Other problems associated with seals would often require professional service.

If you are unsure of what to do in solving common toilet problems, your safest bet is to always call a licensed professional plumber.

How to Troubleshoot a Water Leak in Your Front Yard

Posted on: March 23rd, 2018 by admin

Every time you find a water leak, it should not be something to ignore although it may be a minor issue. For a building either house or apartment, a water leak is a serious problem as it can lead to other damages to the house that requires thousands of dollars for reparation. When you suspect a water leak happening, the first thing to do is to find the source. Only then, you can continue fixing the problem. Usually, there are three common places for a water leak to happen, the sewer line, irrigation system, and main water line. (more…)

Aquaculture Water Filtration Services

Posted on: March 6th, 2018 by admin

Aquaculture becomes the latest technology today and has been used in several industries. For example, there is the term of aquaculture farming which offers a better result. Aquaculture water filtration services are coming to facilitate the system to achieve goals. Those services are explained below. (more…)

DIY Greenhouse Plumbing and Wiring: Everything You Need to Know

Posted on: February 21st, 2018 by admin

Applying the rightest plumbing and wiring for a DIY greenhouse can be very tricky. It can be simple or complicated depending on the budget you have and the size of your greenhouse. Applying independent wiring and plumbing is considered to be the best choice for a small greenhouse. But the point is planning the plumbing and wiring well before you decide to start the installation project. A detailed plan for the installation is really needed even before you start to build your greenhouse. Get to know more about the DIY greenhouse plumbing and wiring in this article. (more…)

Why is My Water Heater Overheating – When Hot is Too Hot

Posted on: January 26th, 2017 by admin

The function of a water heater is to provide us with hot water, right? But what happens when the water is too hot? This is not just having a water that is hotter than usual, but we are talking about scalding water. You may think that your water heater is overheating. Actually, this should be cause for alarm because of the possibility of accidents. (more…)

Benefits of a Garbage Disposal Installation

Posted on: May 22nd, 2014 by admin

One of the most important components in every home today is a garbage disposal. A home without this feature is considered to be an old house. It is now very essential for homeowners. If ever you still don’t have this feature in your home, it would help to know its many benefits.

Below are some of the benefits of installing garbage disposal in your home. After learning about these benefits, surely you would immediately think about having a garbage disposal in your premises. (more…)

Copper Repiping and When Should to Consider It

Posted on: May 22nd, 2014 by admin

Copper repiping is the task of replacing all the cold and hot water pipes in your plumbing system. The galvanized pipes commonly found on old homes are being replaced with copper pipes. However, keep in mind that this is not the only option. The development in the plumbing industry today also presented other options for plumbing lines replacement. (more…)

The Importance of Drain Cleaning and how it affects Your Home

Posted on: February 10th, 2014 by admin

Your plumbing system is comprised of drain lines that carry wastes from your home to the main public sewer. It is important that regular drain cleaning is done to prevent clogs. You definitely don’t want to see these wastes in the drains getting into your floor or walls.

It is not only an unhealthy sight but it also means that your property is slowly taking the damage. Do not wait for you to be affected by clogs before you could think about checking on your drains. (more…)

Tips to Help You Choose Your New Bathroom Suite

Posted on: December 16th, 2013 by admin

Ice makers have become a popular device or as a component on appliances in many homes. They are a great feature which allows you to constantly have a supply of ice on hand but as with any appliance feature there is the possibility of malfunction. You may not even notice the signs of a problem but if you notice water pooled on the floor or no ice ready in the tray, you may have a compromised water line.

A great number of homeowners have experienced the damage which can be caused by water damage from this inconspicuous water source. Many people assume that the potential for damage from these small water lines is only small, but there are two main circumstances in which the line can be compromised; a slow small leak or a steady stream. (more…)