How to Recognize Backflow

Installing backflow-prevention devices helps ensure your home’s water supply stays sanitary and safe for human consumption — even if the unforeseen happens. Backflow occurs when water pressure in the municipal system drops precipitously, reversing the normal flow....

Home Water Hardness & Its Impact on Plumbing

The Indianapolis region has water hardness levels that reach well into the classification for very hard water. As a consequence, Indianapolis homeowners face slow water flow, easily clogged sinks and reduced appliance life. Any water that has more than 180 parts per...

5 Reasons to Install Expansion Tanks

The volume of water inside your water heater increases as it’s heated. In old plumbing systems, this expanding water would push some water outside your house and back into the main city supply where it came from. Due to plumbing code changes, cities nowadays...

Why DIY Drain Cleaning is a Bad Idea

What’s the first thing you do when your pipes are clogged? Reach for the chemical drain cleaners? Maybe you like the quick results you get. But using chemicals in your drains is a really bad idea. So read on, and we’ll tell you why DIY drain cleaning in...

Tips for Summer Sump Pump Maintenance

Damaging basement flooding makes sump pump maintenance an all-year concern. However, summer storms here in Indiana present a particular potential for basement water inundation. Roof runoff from a heavy rain can deposit hundreds of gallons of water on the ground around...