Ask Pete: What Is The Right Water Heater Capacity For My Home?

The Question: What Is The Right Water Heater Capacity For My Home?

As a homeowner, recognizing when it’s time to replace your water heater is crucial for maintaining comfort and energy efficiency. Signs that a new water heater is needed include age (typically 10-15 years), frequent repairs, higher energy bills, inconsistent water temperatures, or a leaky tank. Upgrading to a modern, energy-efficient unit can save on utility costs and provide a more reliable hot water supply, ensuring your home remains comfortable and environmentally friendly. Continue reading

When To Do A Sewer Camera Inspection

If you are worried about what is happening in your home’s sewer line but you don’t know what is causing it, you might have heard about high tech camera inspections. But how do you know when to do a sewer camera inspection? And what is involved in a camera inspection? You need your reliable, professional neighborhood plumber to help answer these questions and we are here to help with that. Continue reading

Signs That Your Water Heater Is Going Out

There are few things more stressful for homeowners than worrying about your important appliances suddenly failing and causing damage to your property. It’s hard to tell how they are doing, since we can’t see inside them, and it seems like they can just go out. To help with that concern we can share the signs that your water heater is going out so you can be prepared. Continue reading

Ask Pete: What Happens If Tree Roots Get Into The Sewer Line?

Are you experiencing clogged drains? Gurgling sounds? Inexplicable sinkholes in your yard? There’s a chance a tree root has gotten into your sewer line. If you’re wondering how this can happen, you’re not alone. Your sewer line runs out of your house underground, making it easy for trees growing near your sewer line to invade. 

In today’s Ask Pete, I’m going to help you understand what happens if tree roots get into the sewer line and what you can do to prevent it from happening to you.  Continue reading

Ask Pete: Are Touchless Faucets Worth It?

One of the most common questions I get is people asking me: “are touchless faucets worth it?” These questions mostly come from future-forward or new homeowners who want all the latest technology in their homes. Or home chefs that want to avoid dirtying things when they’re in the kitchen. 

No matter your reason for wanting a touchless faucet, whether it’s worth it depends on a few different factors.  Continue reading

6 Signs That Your Sewer Line Is Clogged (And What To Do About It)

We can all imagine the consequences of a clogged sewer line — where is all that sewer water going? Puddled up in your yard. Causing bad odors. Toilets overflowing. Yuck. Nobody wants that. So here are the six signs that your sewer line is clogged — and what to do about it! If these tips don’t work for you, we can always bring out our jetter to get that drain cleared.  Continue reading