install a sump pump

How to Install a Sump Pump?

Take out the broken pump. Buy a pump. Put it in where the old one was. Simple, right? Wait a tick—-not so fast.  There are many steps missing from this short “instruction” sheet. Let’s start over.  We’d like to provide a step by step instruction with appropriate pictures so that anyone who is so inclined […]

The Dangers of Using Unlicensed Plumbers

Once again the “you don’t know what you don’t know” axiom has raised its ugly head.  This time we ran across it while running a plumbing service call in Dyer, Indiana near our home base of Schererville. See that little white tank on the water pipe above the water heater (see image above)?  That’s a […]

How to Detect Water Leaks Under Slabs

We recently had a call in which a slab home was experiencing water in the ductwork which was run under the slab when the home was built. The question of course, was where was it coming from? The possibilities are three fold.  The water could be sewage from the drain pipes under the slab.  Or […]

How to Unclog a Kitchen Sink

Perhaps nothing creates as much consternation as the kitchen sink when it finally stops draining.  Seems it’s always when the family is coming over for dinner or when the dishes are just being started right after the big family meal. Unless the sink plugs due to a catastrophic event (i.e. Junior didn’t realize you can’t […]

Quick Guide on How to Thaw Frozen Pipes

Most people find out they have frozen pipes by turning on the faucet in the morning only to find that no water comes out.  Other folks find out when the next thaw comes and that burst pipe lets water start flowing into the house. While a frozen pipe scenario is serious, don’t panic.   If […]