Noisy Pipes: What Do They Mean?

Are noisy pipes cause for concern? They certainly can be. Your plumbing is the kind of thing you don’t really think about too much until there’s an issue – then it can be difficult to think about anything else. Fortunately though, your plumbing system has ways of telling you about problems so you can deal […]

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Hard Water: Important Things To Know

Did you know that 85% of the US has hard water? Based on this statistic, it’s a pretty safe bet that the area you live in has hard water, too. Is Hard Water Bad? You might be wondering, what even is hard water? Water classified as “hard” contains large quantities of the minerals calcium and […]

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Protect Your Plumbing During A Summer Vacation

If you’re planning a big summer vacation (or even just a weekend getaway) you probably have a list of tasks to get your home ready for your absence. But it’s not enough to just stop the mail and reprogram the thermostat — your household plumbing system needs some quick-and-easy preparation as well. If a pipe […]

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Years ago, when homeowners in Cape Coral were looking for the best Southwest Florida plumber, they were encouraged to “let your fingers do the walking” through the Yellow Pages; however, there was no way to know about the quality of the work performed or the worker’s reliability. Today’s homeowner has it much easier, and only […]

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Why Upgrade Your Plumbing? As a homeowner, you’ve probably thought of several upgrades and renovations you might undertake in order to increase the property value of your home. It is highly likely that upgrading your plumbing is not an option that has come to mind. That is typical, since plumbing is rarely seen and not […]

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Your water heater is generally hidden out of sight in your home, so it may be difficult to tell whether you need water heater replacement. While problems with your unit are often a sign that you simply need repairs, it may also indicate your unit is too worn to continue running. Call Avis Plumbing & […]

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Leaky sinks are an extremely common problem in homes not only in Cape Coral and Fort Myers, but across the country. Most of the time, the problem goes ignored for days, weeks — even years. After all, the sound of dripping water is annoying, but hardly that big of an issue, right? Actually, a leaky […]

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Today, many people take on home do-it-yourself projects in an attempt to save a few bucks and perhaps learn a new skill in the process.  If you need water heater installation, you may be tempted to do a quick internet search and try to go through the process on your own. But if you want […]

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Hire a contractor to remodel a kitchen or bathroom these days and there’s a good chance they’ll use plastic “PEX” pipe for the water supply lines instead of the copper they were using just a few years ago. Ask them about it, and they’ll probably say that PEX — short for “cross-linked polyethylene” — is […]

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Nothing lasts forever, and that includes the plumbing pipes in your home. Fortunately for home owners, the majority of pipe materials perform well for decades. However, when that lifespan is reached, pipes may start to leak. To prevent leaks, use the chart below to determine if your home’s plumbing lifespan is adequate or if water […]

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