Whether you call them outside water hydrants or hose bibs, if you spend a lot of time working on your yard or keeping your vehicles clean, you know how handy they can be. If you’re constantly connecting hoses together and stretching them out around your yard, you probably also know how aggravating it can be […]
If you’re like many Bay Area homeowners, the shower fixtures in your master bath may have been installed back when even having a shower was considered a luxury. In those days taking a shower was often just a quick way to get clean without having to take time to draw a bath — any fixture high enough to […]
A garbage disposal is one of those kitchen conveniences that once you start using it– you wonder how you ever did without. Dishes that you had to scrape off into a trash receptacle can now be simply rinsed in the sink and with one flick of a switch — all of that leftover food is gone […]
If you’re taking a shower one morning and suddenly come to the realization that your water pressure isn’t what it once was, it may not be your imagination — older houses can gradually lose their water supply capacity over time.
If you move into a new or pre-owned home, it’s not unusual to immediately notice a […]
Water leaking inside your home is not something to be taken lightly. If not addressed immediately, plumbing leaks could end up costing you thousands in repairs and you could be dealing with mold and permanent damage to your home.
Does your wood floor have significant give to it? Is there a warm area on your concrete […]
Many people think of energy conservation as someone else’s problem — let other families worry about saving the Earth. Regardless of your beliefs about global warming, greenhouse emissions, and the world running out of fossil fuels, just about everybody’s ears perk up when the possibility of saving money enters the conversation. Whether you want to cut […]
Homeowners in San Francisco–or nearby cities like San Mateo, Palo Alto, Orinda, Lafayette or Walnut Creek–have a number of different options when it comes to heating the water in their homes. One option that has been growing in popularity over the past few years is the use of tankless water heaters.
So what exactly are tankless […]
If you’re looking to get clean and great tasting water at home, a water filtration system is an essential addition to your water supply. Sure, you could drink bottled water every day as an alternative to your tap water, but that gets expensive very quickly and you’re already paying for water at home!
There are many […]
Have you been noticing a lot of water building up at your feet while you’re taking a shower? If so, you’re probably dealing with a clogged shower drain. The good news for San Francisco area homeowners is that if your clog isn’t too severe, there are a few things you can try on your own […]
There is a lot to love about living in the San Francisco area, so we all take the threat of earthquakes as something of a trade-off. In order to minimize the damage that a large earthquake could have on our homes, we can use earthquake shutoff valves to save us from the dangers posed by […]