9 Things You Should Never Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

9 Things You Should Never Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal is a magical bit of machinery. Just toss any kitchen waste and scraps in, flip the switch, and seconds later they’ve disappeared. Well, in a perfect world, this happens without a problem, time after time. The reality is that many common kitchen wastes can actually damage or break your disposal and clog your kitchen plumbing. Your disposal can be a time-saver when cleaning up after your summer barbecue but resist the urge to pop watermelon rinds and corn husks into it. Here’s a helpful list of other things that should never be sent down the disposal:

Signs You May Have a Slab Leak

Signs You May Have a Slab Leak

Did you know that the term slab leak refers to domestic water lines? Under normal conditions, they do their job quietly and carry water away from your home with no help from you. Whether hot or cold, these lines have live water distribution that are under full water pressure. Sometimes, however, these pipes can spring a leak that can lead to major water damage to your home. While you can’t see the actual slab leak, there are some telltale signs to watch for.

The Perils of Hard Water for Your Health and Home

The Perils of Hard Water for Your Health and Home

Did you know that the drinking water you think of as “pure,” is in fact littered with a variety of minerals such as calcium and magnesium? When this happens, your water is considered to be “hard,” and it can cause challenges for everything from your home to your hair, skin and nails. Laundry is also affected by hard water, as it can cause soap to not rinse as cleanly as it should from clothing, your skin and even your dishes. Learn more about hard water and options for combating it, such as water conditioning

How to Save Money By Saving Water

How to Save Money By Saving Water

It is no secret that household expenses are creeping up. Finding new ways to save a few dollars a month can add up over the entire year. Homeowners who are interested in putting more money into their bank accounts tend to forget about the benefits of reducing their monthly utility bills. A good way to reduce your family’s water costs is to install water-saving fixtures. 

Is it Time to Repipe Your Home?

Is it Time to Repipe Your Home?

If you are like most people, you probably take your plumbing for granted and don’t think much about the need to replace your pipes. If you live in a modern home, you may be justified in assuming the plumbing is up to par. However, if you live in an older home, you may be ignoring signs that your pipes need to be replaced. Watch for these common signs that your pipes may need updating.