Tips To Help You Resolve Two Basement Water Problems

As a homeowner, it is important to maintain your home and repair it when problems arise. Water in your basement from a leaking foundation or backed-up sewer pipes can be due to a large problem, but with the right knowledge and help, you can get them easily resolved. Here are some tips to help you remedy two types of moisture-related basement problems. Sewage Coming Up Basement Drains Sewage coming up into your home's basement is usually caused by a blockage in your home's sewer line that extends out to the city sewer connection. [Read More]

How to Recognize and Deal with Corrosion in Your Cast Iron Sewer Main

If your home was built in the 1970s or later, there's a good chance your main sewer line is made from cast iron. Iron sewer lines have a lot of advantages over the clay lines that were used prior to the 1970s. They're less susceptible to tree root growth and less likely to be crushed or bent by shifting soil or freezing/thawing cycles. However, there is one issue that you should be aware of if you have a cast iron sewer main: corrosion. [Read More]

How To Change The Heating Element In Your Water Heater

Most water heaters last a pretty long time. If you have an electric appliance, then you can expect it to stay in good working order for about 10 years. If your water heater is much newer than this and you notice that the device does not produce as much hot water as it should, then there is a possibility that the water heater is experiencing an electrical issue. There are a few electrical components that can be replaced easily and inexpensively. [Read More]

Three Easy Ways To Get Rid Of The Rotten Egg Smell In Your Hot Water

Jumping in the shower can be an energizing way to start your day or to relax after a hard day's work. For many it is one of the little joys in life that they take for granted. But, when your hot water suddenly begins to smell like rotten eggs, it can take all the joy out of your shower and leave you feeling stinky. Fortunately, the rotten egg smell is typically harmless and easy to eradicate. [Read More]