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Water Odor Part 2

Water Odor Part 2

Last month, we reviewed some of the reasons that your tap water might smell “off.” This month, we are continuing the conversation by discussing one of the most common and prevalent causes—bacteria. Actually, bacteria is the most common cause of odor issues with...

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My Ceiling Has a Water Stain. What Do I Do?

My Ceiling Has a Water Stain. What Do I Do?

What Causes Ceiling Stains? Water stains are usually a by-product of a leak that has seeped through the ceiling and evaporated, leaving behind mineral deposits that cause unsightly discoloration. Common sources of ceiling stains are a leaking roof, attic condensation,...

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Three Reasons Not to Ignore Your Drains

Three Reasons Not to Ignore Your Drains

There are three types of drains in your home: sinks, toilets, and tubs/showers. Over time, these drains can accumulate hair, dirt, food, soap, and grime.  It would make sense to clean your drains periodically. But, according to plumbers, this is one of the most...

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When Leaks Happen…With Your Toilet

When Leaks Happen…With Your Toilet

As one of the most used fixtures in a home, toilet leaking is an inconvenient and costly plumbing problem for homeowners. Between the extra cost of the water bill and the irritation of a malfunctioning toilet, everyone is eager to figure out a solution to their toilet...

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Sump Pumps: Simple Home Safety

Summer brings the heat! But don’t forget about the strong thunderstorms that come with the warmer temperatures! In Virginia, storms can produce a lot of water quickly, so you need to feel confident that your basement will stay dry. This is where your sump pump puts in...

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