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How Do I Cold-Proof My Plumbing?

How Do I Cold-Proof My Plumbing?

Prepare Plumbing for Winter Let’s talk about cold proofing. December in the Atlanta area started with a cold snap, and there’ll be plenty more to come.  You may be asking yourself, “How do I cold-proof my plumbing?”, so let’s make sure you don’t end up...
Let’s Talk About Water Pressure

Let’s Talk About Water Pressure

Let’s talk about water pressure. Pressure is the reason you have ready-to-use water at every fixture in your house, and you’ll notice very quickly if it’s low–especially when showering or washing dishes. But while low pressure is an annoyance and inconvenience,...
What Exactly Are Pinhole Leaks?

What Exactly Are Pinhole Leaks?

What Are Pinhole Leaks? If you don’t know, a pinhole leak is (as the name suggests) a small hole that forms from the inside of a copper pipe and reaches the outside as corrosion builds up. While there are a few different theories on what causes this type of leak, no...
What Is a Hose Bibb (Outdoor Faucet)?

What Is a Hose Bibb (Outdoor Faucet)?

Let’s talk about hose bibbs. Sometimes called an outdoor faucet (and technically termed “sillcock”), a hose bibb is a valve where you attach your garden hose. And since summer is when you’ll usually use that hose the most, it’s a good idea to have some basic...
Let’s Talk About Drain Care

Let’s Talk About Drain Care

Let’s talk about drain care—specifically, how to avoid calling us. While clogged drains are at times unavoidable, there are some things you can do to prevent backups. Bathroom Drain Care We’ll start in the bathroom, where so many drain issues originate. The first...
What Is Galvanic Corrosion?

What Is Galvanic Corrosion?

Let’s talk about galvanic corrosion. There are lots of metals out there that won’t rust on their own, which is great–it allows for the use of copper to carry water in pipes, and it keeps your kid’s aluminum bike from falling apart after they left it out in the...
Tale of Two Stops

Tale of Two Stops

I have a customer who is frugal with their dollars, and that’s good. But not always. She had a toilet that needed all the tank parts replaced. She had her son-in-law come over to do the work. He is an apprentice with a large commercial plumbing company. This should...
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