My DIY Plumbing Experience

Moving To Arizona? Should You Install A Water Treatment System?

If you've recently relocated to the Grand Canyon State, you may be surprised at the relative "hardness" of the area's water. Arizona water tends to contain more calcium and magnesium than water from other areas, and using this water straight from the tap without the aid of a water softener or conditioning system could put strain on your water-consuming appliances and lead to mineral scale buildup inside your sinks and tubs. How can you decide whether a water treatment system is worth it -- and once you've determined you need some help softening your water, how can you decide which system is best? Read More 

How To Install A Water Heater Recirculation Pump

If you want instant hot water in your shower, install a hot water heater recirculation pump. A hot water recirculation pump takes away the wait by reducing the distance the cold water travels with a return pipe, which saves gallons of water. You don't need plumbing skills to install a recirculation pump. Here are some tips to install a hot water heater recirculation pump. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: Read More 

Drains Giving You Trouble? 3 Steps To Clear The Odors

When it comes to your plumbing, you might be forgetting about one of the most important parts of the system. The drains in your home are responsible for transporting water and waste to your septic tank or the sewer. When those drains get clogged, all the waste can come to a virtual standstill. You can keep your drains flowing smoothly by having them professionally cleaned once a year. There are also some easy ways that you can do monthly home maintenance of your drains. Read More 

Considering A Bathroom Remodel? Think About Adding A Steam Shower

When many people think about bathroom remodels, they think about changing the vanity, light fixture or perhaps even something as simple as hanging some new art in the space. However, you can hire a plumbing professional to turn even a small bathroom into a relaxing oasis — with the addition of a steam shower. This isn't a project that you'll want to tackle on your own, but a plumber can get the right parts and use a careful approach to turn a stand-up shower into your own steamy area, similar to what you might encounter at a luxury hotel. Read More 

5 Plumbing Extras To Add To Your New Construction Home

Most people dream of hardwood floors and fireplaces when they design a new house. Don't forget that there are many special extras that you can do in the plumbing department that will take your house from nice to "wow." 1. Pedal Valve Kitchen Faucet: Commercial kitchens use a pedal valve to turn on faucets. When a chef's hands are covered in raw chicken, he simply uses his foot to turn on the water and wash his hands. Read More