drain problems

Cleaning a Drain Pipe – Nothin’ To It, Right?

If you’ve owned a home you’ve probably had a plugged drain of some sort.  Sometimes it’s an easy fix like plunging a toilet or clearing some debris off an outside walkway drain. Other times it’ gets a little trickier like when the plunger just doesn’t seem to work or you can’t see a visible clog […]


Guarantee or Warranty – Why Does It Matter?

In Schererville, our home town, when you purchase anything from a new car to a new faucet, you may not be thinking about the technical aspects of the coverage you are going to get if you find a defect in the future. If you’re like most people, you think “guarantee” and “warranty” are interchangeable terms. […]

What Constitutes Emergency Plumbing in a Town Like Dyer, IN?

Sometimes you have a plumbing emergency.  There’s no doubt about that. But other times, in the heat of the moment, it feels like a plumbing emergency, but it’s really not. If it’s not an immediate emergency it should not be treated as such. After all you don’t want to spend money on after hours service […]

certified plumbing

How Do You Find a Real Certified Plumber

The time to find out if your plumber is certified (licensed) would be before you hire him.   Seems like common sense right? But after 25 years in business, we can tell you that many, many people in the Schererville and Munster areas (and they are not alone) hire folks based on internet ads, yellow […]

What is a Water Heater Pressure Relief Valve & Why is it Leaking?

That little puddle of water around the water heater has you worried.  It doesn’t seem to get bigger and sometimes it looks like it’s altogether disappeared.   But then there’s that tell-tale stain on the floor that reminds you of the history of water puddles. Problem with the Water Heater Pressure Relief Valve When you […]