Did you know that the average American uses 100 gallons of water per day?  In Bend, where we have often experienced water rationing, we all know how precious water can be. One way that you can reduce your usage is by installing high-efficiency plumbing fixtures in your home. High-efficiency plumbing fixtures use less water. These…

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  There are a number of plumbing repairs that require immediate attention. At the top of these are drain repairs and clearing a clogged drain. Everybody knows the hassle and mess that accompany a sluggish drain. However, many people wait till the drain stops totally before they take restorative action. Often a blockage can be…

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When it comes to setting the water heater temperature for your home’s water heater there are several factors to consider other than personal preference..  Manufacturers’ requirements, appliance requirements, and at risk groups are important factors to be considered as well. Some manufacturers require a thermostat set at 140 F, yet most households require only a…

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Check for these four causes of low water pressure in your home before the faucets slow to a trickle. Many homeowners have experienced the irritation of dealing with low water pressure in the house at least once. Low water pressure makes simple daily activities, such as showering or washing your dishes, frustrating and time consuming, but finding the cause can…

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Everything runs it’s course. This includes your garbage disposal. Garbage disposals are helpful kitchen devices. It is essential to know how long a garbage disposal repair should last, particularly if yours is not old and currently is having problems. It is also good to know when it’s time to replace your garbage disposal. Your garbage…

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Replacing Plumbing Pipes Your home may need a repipe.  Like everything else replacing plumbing pipes, get old, they wear out after years of use and over time need to be replaced.  Many homes, especially older homes, have been built with galvanized piping, which rusts and deteriorate in time. Others have soft copper piping under a concrete…

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