Entries by Henry Plumbing

How to Fix a Leaky Faucet

Fix your faucet now Among the many items you’ll attend to as you’re preparing your home for the winter, which will arrive in full force––someday––is a faucet. The condition of this is dependent on how you’ve cared for it so far, but if you have any concern for its condition right now, you shouldn’t wait […]

Identifying Low Pressure

You can do a little maintenance on your own Although water pressure, or its absence, may seem like a big deal––and there’s a chance the deficiency is a major issue––there’s no reason you should avoid a few different methods of improving the pressure on your own. There’s also no guarantee the fixes will work, but […]

Avoid a Plumbing Issue on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a plumbing nightmare Many of us think of the winter and a white sheet of ice on the ground, but one of the bigger issues arises before the winter reaches this more idealized expression. When you are hosting a bunch of guests for Thanksgiving, your plumbing may be overwhelmed by all of the […]

How to Diagnose and Repair a Flooded Home

Flood is a widespread issue As hurricanes decimate houses and leave thousands without theirs, it’s clear not everything is fixable. Indeed, of the 100,000 homes in Houston affected by Harvey, a large number will need rebuilding. Around 30 to 40,000 are destroyed. That leaves 60 to 70 thousand, of which many may be salvaged. Of course, flooding is a […]

How to Identify and Reduce a Roof Leak

Prevention is ideal In our most recent post, we discussed the method of diagnosing and repairing a flood in your home. Chances are, if you are suffering a major rainstorm, your roof is taking a beating. A common side effect of nonstop rain is a little permeability and seepage in the exposed areas of a […]

When to Replace a Water Heater

The Basics of Knowing if You Need to Replace Your Water Heater Most water heaters last between 8 and 12 years.  If any of the following is true of your water heater, you probably need to replace it: Water heater is more than 10 years old There are leaks around the base of the tank […]

Do Better Home Toilets Clog Less Often?

If your toilet clogs often, you’re probably wondering if a better toilet might fix the problem.  It might.  Toilets are surprisingly complicated machines.  Like any machine there are better and worse designs. Here is some information to help you make an educated decision about whether a new toilet will solve your problem. How does a […]