Entries by Henry Plumbing

Garbage Disposal Advice

Be careful with your garbage disposal A garbage disposal is an excellent appliance if you use it properly. If you do not, it can end up becoming useless or a nuisance. Fortunately, it is easy to get the hang of a garbage disposal. What it comes down to is an understanding of what goes in […]

DIY Plumbing Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask for help In an ideal world, no one would face a plumbing disaster alone. At the smallest indication of a problem, you would be in contact with a plumber and an imminent fix. Alternatively, in an ideal scenario, an amateur may rely on a wealth of experience in managing such […]

How to Find a Great Plumber

You should probably call a plumber The only thing worse than a plumbing issue is having no one who can fix it. And the only thing worse than having no one who can fix it is having someone who makes it even worse. When you have an issue, it is usually better to call a […]

Tankless Water Heater or Tank-based Unit?

The difference between a tankless water heater and a tank-based one In our article on tank-based water heaters, we mentioned “it is more effective and energy efficient for it to cycle temperatures.” While cycling is more energy efficient than remaining on high, it leaves efficiency to be desired. That is the big difference between a […]

How Does a Tank-Based Water Heater Work?

There are three main kinds of water heater that may appear in a given home: a tank system, a boiler, and an independent heater near the source of the water. The water that goes through your pipes is mostly on the cooler side, which is fine for drinking. Of course, we make more demands on […]

How to Fix a Toilet Clog

Keep a plunger handy The vast majority of toilet clogs can be fixed with just a plunger. So it kind of goes without saying that you’re going to need a plunger (preferably one with an extension flange on the rubber end).  But even with a plunger, there are better and worse ways to use it […]

How to Find and Fix a Leaky Pipe

Diagnosing a leaky pipe Every season poses unique challenges for an effective plumbing network. While a number of people associate leaky pipes with cold weather, heat is its own issue. There is little risk of a frozen line, but it is a good idea to check for other impediments. Over the spring and summer, you […]