Entries by Henry Plumbing

How Do I Prepare My Plumbing for Spring?

Preparing for spring In our previous post, we covered World Plumbing Day, which takes place on March 11. In keeping with the theme of looking ahead, we’re going to discuss how you manage your plumbing as the days become warmer. Just as you have to take a number of precautions for the winter, you have […]

What is World Plumbing Day?

Background This month, we’re posting a couple of articles about the future. Our first one is about a specific day in the future, March 11. By this point, virtually every day of the year is also connected with some other recognition or celebration aside from the day itself. We care about the 11th, however, because––as […]

How do I Replace an Anode Rod?

The premise There are two conceivable situations in which you’ll need to replace an anode rod. In the first instance, you’ve followed our advice on checking in on an anode rod after the ensuing three years and are now investigating the preferable methods for embedding a new one (or however many your water heater requires). […]

What is an Anode Rod?

Pay attention Keeping track of a plumbing infrastructure is a tall task when you’ve got a lot of other things going on. You probably want everything working without having to think about it. This is a reasonable expectation until one thing goes wrong. Much of the time, everything will function without an issue; however, especially […]

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 […]