Monthly Archives: July 2011

Kitchen Drains Can Be Easily Cleared

A question we get asked sometimes is… I think my kitchen drains are partially clogged because the sink drains slowly. What do you recommend? First, try using a plunger Second, you can remove the trap. Be careful if you have used a liquid drain opener because there may be some in the trap Third, if… Read more »

Richmond Heating Concerns Easily Corrected

How can I prepare for hot water heater problems? Most problems occur when you least expect them.  Many can be solved easily as long as you know which part of the heater is malfunctioning. Water pollutants or sediment hamper the performance of the heater so lower the temperature so the deposit will become soft –… Read more »

Richmond Chamber of Commerce – Annual Golf Tournament

  RCC 28TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT – SELL OUT SUCCESS – June 29, 2011 The Richmond Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament draws both corporate foursomes & individual golfers to enjoy an outstanding day at Richmond Golf & Country Club in a “Texas Scramble” format. Special Guest MC “Jim Hughson, Hockey Night in Canada” Hole-In-One Opportunity… Read more »

What You Can Do About Loud Pipes

Q: When my washing machine shuts off abruptly, the water supply pipes make a loud banging noise. Is there anything I can do to stop this? A: Water hammer (the noise you’ve described) occurs because the water in the pipes slams to a stop, causing a shock wave and a hammering noise. It’s not only… Read more »

How Good are Tankless Water Heaters?

Tankless Water Heaters – Are they right for you? Most of us are familiar with hot water tanks that store heated water – tankless water heaters or instantaneous water heaters only heat water on demand when a hot faucet is opened. Since a tankless water heater comes on when you open a hot water tap… Read more »

How to Find a Qualified Plumber

What should I look for in selecting a plumber? The choice of plumbers can make the difference between a good experience and a disastrous one, so it is important to do your homework. And it is best to make the selection before an emergency occurs. A good way to start is to ask trusted friends… Read more »

What to do When Your Pipes Freeze

What’s the best way to thaw frozen pipes? If you turn on a faucet and only a trickle comes out, you might suspect a frozen pipe. Locate the suspected frozen area of  the water pipe. Likely places include pipes running against exterior walls or where your water service enters your home through the foundation or… Read more »

Getting Your Furnace Repaired:

If you notice that something is wrong with the functioning of your furnace, then you would surely want to get it repaired as soon as possible. It is important to get the furnace fixed by a proper professional, so that you can avoid getting it further damaged. A proper professional who repairs furnaces will be… Read more »