Plumbing Insulation: Winterize Your Home

You would think you only need to winterize temporary homes; like camp trailers that are going to sit unused all winter. The truth is, even your home needs extra protection before winter hits. Frozen pipes are not only an inconvenience, but a disaster waiting to happen. Before winter hits,(and hits hard) stock up on some trendy sweaters and educate yourself … Read More

Hard Water: Hard on Plumbing

Hard water occurs naturally, but has some harmful effects on your household. We all know that hard water clings to our appliances making it a nightmare to clean. But did you know that hard water can be hard on your skin, hair, clothes, and even your plumbing?   What is Hard Water Hard water is caused by high amounts of … Read More

Water Quality in East Idaho

The soil here is Eastern Idaho is Amazing! The fertile rich soil is the perfect blend of minerals and nutrients to produce our world famous Idaho Potatoes! The minerals in the ground unfortunately make their way into our water supply, whether you get your water from a city supply or a well these minerals make our water hard. Hard water … Read More

Getting Changes in Water Pressure?

How’s the water pressure in your home? Is it time to do something about it? If you flush the toilet and it impacts your shower water pressure, if you have leaky pipes, if you have plugged up faucets and shower heads, or your water is brownish, or orangeish, or some other color as it comes out of your spigot we … Read More

Plumbing Upgrades: Increasing Your Home’s Value

Upgrading your home is never a bad idea, whether you are planning to sell or not. Increasing your home’s value does not always have to mean making extravagant changes. Even the small changes can make subtle, yet significant improvements to your home. Plumbing is a great place to start. Modern plumbing is a huge selling point for a home. Especially … Read More

What is a P-Trap

You know that u-shaped pipe underneath your sink? As artistic as it seems, it isn’t just for show. And it isn’t there to save you from loosing your wedding ring, either. The pipe is referred to as a p-trap and is there to save your life.   Function of a P-Trap The p-trap is designed to prevent harmful gases from … Read More

Washing Machine Plumbing Problems

The last thing you want this summer is an overflowing washing machine. You should be outside enjoying the beautiful weather! With all the great outdoor adventures of summer, our washing machines get overworked. If your washing machine isn’t running properly, here are a few common problems you could check for.   Lid Switch Sometimes, the problem is a lot simpler … Read More

What Is Hospitality Plumbing

Hospitality Plumbing sounds like such a vague term, but that’s because it’s so encompassing. It can range from simple kitchen plumbing for a local small town restaurant, or all of the plumbing work necessary for a large hotel. Any business that provides housing or entertainment requires hospitality plumbing. In the true spirit of hospitality, provide your guests with the best- … Read More

7 Reasons to Invest in a Water Softener

If you still don’t have a water softener in your home, you are missing out. Hard water discretely leaves its unforgiving mark all over your home. Hard water is simply water with high levels of minerals like calcium and magnesium. These minerals leave behind a residue that ranges from annoying to destructive. Installing a water softener is the safe, and … Read More

5 Summer Plumbing Problems to Avoid

I live for the beautiful changing of the seasons here in Idaho. With our long, painful winters, summer is such a short lived treat. We have to savor it. Make sure your house is ready for the beautiful summer season, so you can spend all your time enjoying it. Because when it comes to summer plumbing: April showers can bring … Read More