How Heavy Rainfall Can Affect Your Plumbing

This spring has brought a lot of heavy rain and thunderstorms to our area, it’s safe to say the April showers have extended into May. Unfortunately, these heavy rains can cause flooding, leaks, and other plumbing problems that affect your pipes. A little preventative maintenance can go a long way as we get further into storm season. Here are a …

Are Your Electrical Problems Harmless Or Hazardous?

Being a homeowner means there is a chance that we could run into all kinds of household problems including electrical. Some can be very simple, DIY fixes but others not so much. See below to determine which problems are harmless and can be fixed yourself verses those problems that need to be handled by a professional, and immediately.  Broken Light …

Is Your Septic System Ready For Spring?

I know we never thought spring would come, here in Virginia, but it is finally here. Although it may not feel like spring, the warm weather will soon be upon us. When we think about spring we think about all of the fun things we can do with our friends and family in the warm weather, we begin spring cleaning …

Leaky Pipes At The End Of Winter?

There is nothing like Virginia weather where you can experience all four season in the span of one week. It can be snowing today and expected to be in the 70’s tomorrow and then drop down to the 30’s over night. Us Virginia residents are all used to this crazy weather but have you ever taken the time to consider …

Is Your Plumbing Ready For Winter?

Winter has only just begun and with all the snow that we have already had and the remaining still to come, there are 3 huge things you need to be sure to keep an eye on. These winter plumbing precautions could have extreme negative effects if not properly taken care of or prevented.    Your septic tank is precaution number …

5 Signs You Need A Plumber – And FAST!

Do you know when it is time to call a plumber? It’s ok, it’s not just you. Most homeowners are clueless when it comes to the wide range of plumbing problems that can seriously affect your home, your health, and last but not least, your bills. Here are 5 signs you need a plumber…and now.  Sign Number 1, your basement …

3 Red Flags Of A Failing Septic System

A failing septic system can be detrimental. In the weeks or even months that it may take for you to find out something is wrong there is already so much damage that could have happened. For instance sewage can seep out of the tank which could flood the drain field causing corrupt underground water. Why is this bad you ask? …

COMMON CAUSES OF TOILET CLOGS

No one likes to cause a clog. And even fewer people like to be the ones to discover a clog. It can be one of the most embarrassing toilet plumbing issues, and a tricky problem. There are many potential causes of a toilet clog, and each reason has a different solution. Let us break it down, and you’ll see that smooth …

Frequently Asked Septic Questions

Many people don’t know too much about septic systems except the experts, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers for you to learn more about your tank and how to take care of it. What is a septic system and what does it do? Your system stores and treats sewage and greywater from your home before it …

How a Sump Pump Works

How many people know what a sump pump is? Or what a sump pump does? Not many! The name rhymes, so it sounds like someone just made it up for fun, but these systems actually do very important work for your household plumbing. We want to tell you more about sump pumps and how they work. Now that you know …