Recent Pipes Articles


EvelynGiggles/flickr

6 Simple, Moneywise Steps to Greener Plumbing

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 19, 2015

If you're concerned about making your home plumbing more environmentally friendly, installing a greywater system or a solar water heater may be a "someday" dream of yours. But not every...


cohdra/morgueFile

Plumbing Problem -- Fix it Yourself or Call in a Pro?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 02, 2015

Water, water everywhere ... or a hefty bill for a 15-minute service call? That's a decision you may have to make when you're faced with a plumbing problem in your home. The combination...


Photo: Wonderlane/flickr

The Fast Way to Find and Fix a Drain Line Break

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 10, 2015

Diagnosing a broken sewer pipe deep under the earth used to be a complicated, painstaking process. As anyone who has ever been faced with this type of plumbing emergency can tell you,...


Photo: John Donges/flickr

What Happens When a Water Main Breaks?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 08, 2015

Have you ever seen a water main break? It's extremely dramatic. A broken pipe causes water to shoot out from under the ground with incredible force, creating a geyser that can rise...


Photo: Martin Dube/flickr

5 Funny Noises from Your Plumbing and How to Stop Them

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 22, 2015

Do you take your home's plumbing for granted? You shouldn't. If the system that was designed to provide you with clean water and wash away waste just keeps on keeping on, day after...


Photo: Cha gia Jose/flickr

Want to Prevent Frozen Pipes? Here's How.

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 16, 2014

When outdoor temperatures drop and cold winds blow, your water pipes are in danger. Inclement conditions can cause them to freeze. Or rather, the water inside will freeze, expanding...


Photo: M Sittig/flickr

Watch Out for Undetected Water Leaks

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 21, 2014

Sometimes it’s impossible to ignore the fact that you have a water leak in your home’s plumbing system. A torrent gushing from a burst pipe is an obvious sign. But other...


Photo: .waldec/flickr.com

Take Fast Action when Water Damage Occurs

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 22, 2014

Water from flooding or plumbing problems can be a very destructive force in your home. Be prepared for a possible emergency scenario so that you can act quickly should water damage...