Do you wish the faucet produced bottled water? Some homeowners don’t realize that a water filtration system can be installed. Just imagine – you can cook, bathe and clean with filtered water on demand. No longer will you need to order water jugs, use a cumbersome faucet attachment or pollute the environment with plastic water bottles. Perhaps you already have a filtration system, but don’t know what to do about maintenance or repairs. In that case, call a plumber that has experience with water filtration systems.
Spending more time at home? Many Northwest Indiana families are social distancing due to COVID-19. Therefore, everything is used more often, including your plumbing. It’s okay – plumbing is meant to be used! However, be sure to clean your plumbing to keep it in working order. Hey, you are cleaning and disinfecting anyway! Simply add a few more tasks to your list. Below are some easy cleaning and maintenance suggestions to keep your plumbing as good as new.
Ahh! Is there anything more refreshing than a hot shower after a long day? Your water heater provides luxury and cleanliness to your family. You might take for granted hot water’s daily role in your life until something goes wrong.
Do you wish grass was greener on your side? Do you plan on battling the summer sun with your hose and trusty sprinkler? If you are tired of spraying thirsty grass by hand or dragging around your lawn sprinkler like a ball-and-chain, why not get an underground sprinkler (aka irrigation) system?
Outdoor faucets are the cornerstone for yardwork and outside play! They water our grass, clean our cars, fill up the kiddie pool, and more. Your home probably has at least one outdoor faucet. Although they are useful, we might overlook their importance until there is a problem. With summer around the corner, if you have an issue with your outdoor faucet, be sure to call a trusted, local plumber, like Mike’s Plumbing. Fix the issue now and your outdoor faucet will be ready for a summer of fun!
Drip, drop, drip, drop…if you hear this noise coming from your tub, you may as well imagine your money dripping down the drain. Or, perhaps you find a puddle on the floor as you exit the shower. Not only is that bad for your flooring, it is a slip risk.
Is your toilet smelly, leaky, not flushing, or otherwise acting up? There are so many things that can go wrong with a toilet…and none of them are pleasant. When toilets give you problems, your bathroom can become a horror story.
Drip-drop-drippity-drop. We all know that familiar, annoying sound. A leaky faucet is maddening and is a huge waste of money. While there is no way to fully measure the amount of waste, if you estimate that 4,000 drips equate to on liter, you are wasting gallons of water each month with a leaky faucet, (water.usgs.gov).
Before indoor plumbing, life was not as comfortable, clean, and convenient. Indoor plumbing is the system of pipes that supply water in your home. It is something many of us take for granted. We don’t remember a time where we didn’t have the luxury of turning on the faucet whenever we want. However, when something breaks, we realize how important indoor plumbing is in our lives.
Winter is coming! In Indiana, you don’t always know what weather to expect. One thing for certain is that the nights can get extremely cold. It’s a good idea to know about pipes and freezing temperatures. Afterall, your pipes are one of the most important, expensive systems in your home. According to Consumer Reports, damaged pipes from freezing temperatures can cause around $5,000 in damages (consumerreports.org). Here is a guide to keep your pipes from freezing and rupturing this winter.
A clogged sink is maddening…especially when it keeps happening! You’ve been pouring your grandma’s baking soda clog recipe and store-bought drain cleaner down the sink. You’ve even snaked it.
What exactly is low flowing water? How much water does low-flow save? The answers might surprise you.
Ah! That morning shower. The treasured moment of relaxation before your busy day. When your drain is clogged, and water pools at your feet, your moment is ruined! Stress sets in knowing you’ll need to fix it.
Almost every home will have a plumbing emergency at one point or another. Learning how to handle a plumbing emergency will give you control to protect your home and find the right people to call for help. Mike’s Plumbing is one of your best defenses against home damage, and we can manage just about any situation that happens.
Buying a new home is stressful, scary, and time consuming. There are a lot of details to look at and somethings may be overlooked. But good plumbing is important when it comes to moving in and getting settled so here are a few things you’ll want to look at when looking at potential homes.
With today’s blog, we took to Google’s top 3 “Why” plumbing questions and decided to tackle the answers in one place for you.
Using less water benefits not only you as the home owner but also the community around you. You’ll save money on your water bill and prevent water pollution. Saving water also has the potential to extend the life of your septic so take heed of these few water saving tips we have put together for you.
As the flooding begins to go down and people no longer need a boat to get down their driveway, we start to get to see the damages left behind and though you may not know it but the flooding may have actually caused damage to your plumbing and more, so if you didn’t think of it before, here is a list of things for you to check out.
Baths are like cupcakes or candy in the sense that they fall into the category of things we probably shouldn’t do every day. Although an hour bath may be better than an hour shower, we don’t think many people take hourly showers.
Customers often tell us things that they have heard about their plumbing that we want spend time discussing and teaching you the truth about. Let’s waste no time and just dive in.
Whether you are trying to escape the cold temperatures of living in Northwest Indiana or going away for a holiday, it is important to know what to do with you’re plumbing when you know it will be inactive for a while. Here's a few quick tips and tricks as you plan your next vacation.
When it comes to flushing different things down the toilet, people find ways to justify flushing just about anything. But the truth is that there are only three things that can be flushed away and those things are pee, poop and toilet paper. In the instance that you have an item that you think you’ll just flush away, here’s a list of things to NOT flush, for your plumbing’s sake
So you experience a plumbing problem and you call a plumber or you take to google where you read all about it but you are not 100% what you just read. These things can be confusing and not everyone can be a master of plumbing terminology. In that case, here is a short guide to a few words that your plumber might spit out at you that you need more explanation on.
Northwest Indiana is quite known for its unpredictable weather and where there is unpredictable weather, there may be power outages. Most times, the power kicks back on after a few seconds, however, in some cases, you might find yourself without power for a few hours or even a few days.
You walk past your water heater and out of the corner of your eye you notice some discolored water on the floor. You panic at its sickly brown color. 'My heater is broken!' you think but is that really the case? Don't panic, because in this blog we'll be discussing what this water means and what you can do about it if you live in Northwest Indiana.