Entries by Henry Plumbing

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 […]

When to Replace Your Toilet

If your toilet is overflowing, you don’t necessarily need to replace it. However, if you are considering a new toilet, here are six different reasons that often make home owners decide to invest in a new toilet. Toilet Leaks Toilets can link from the tank (the top unit that you don’t usually look into) or from […]