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Ask the Plumber: Sump Pumps

Q: I recently had a sump pump installed in my basement. Now a friend is telling me that may not be enough to keep the basement from flooding. What more can I do? A: Installing a standard sump pump is a darn good start in preventing a flooded basement. However,

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Toilet 911: A Comode in Crisis

It can be the most temperamental fixture of a home. And it can become pretty costly if not running at full capacity. In fact, nothing screams “home emergency” quite like a faulty toilet. Whether it fails to flush, backs up, leaks or continuously runs, toilet repair ranks at the top

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Averting disaster

Did you know a burst washing machine hose can discharge up to 500 gallons of water in one hour? If you’re not at home and able to respond, a big puddle can quickly turn into a pool of catastrophe, especially if your machine is on the home’s main floor or

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