What to Do When Your Shut Off Valve Breaks

A shut off valve is meant to save your neck in case of an emergency, such as if a pipe bursts or a fixture starts leaking. Water can pour pretty quickly into your home if that happens, so a shut-off valve, if used in time, can prevent a lot of water damage. If it doesn’t work, however, everything can go … Read More

How Much Can You Save with an Energy Efficient Water Heater

Heating water for use in your home makes up about 18 percent of your energy bill, according to the US Department of Energy, so investing in a more energy efficient water heater can save you some real money. The drawback is that it can cost you a little more up front, whether that’s the cost of a more energy efficient … Read More

Can your HVAC affect your family’s sleep?

The short answer: yes. Your HVAC system can have a major impact on your family’s sleeping habits. Things like temperature, humidity, noise and air quality can all affect the way you catch your Z’s every night. Getting enough sleep is important to you and your family’s overall health and wellbeing. Make sure your HVAC is adjusted correctly to improve your quality … Read More

Bottled or Tap – What Should You Drink?

As Americans are becoming more environmentally conscious, many are questioning whether it’s better to drink bottled water or tap water. The impact of using plastic bottles is part of the equation, but there are also concerns over the taste and quality of the water. So, should you choose the bottle or the tap? Let’s take a look. Safety If your water isn’t … Read More

Can Indoor Plants Improve Air Quality?

Indoor air pollution is a serious issue. In fact, it can cause problems that range from itchy eyes and sinus congestion to headaches, fatigue and respiratory issues. If you’re concerned about the air in your home, you may have thought about adding some houseplants to your home decor — but can indoor plants really improve air quality? The answer is: sort of.  While plants don’t … Read More

TP alternatives: Are they a good idea

With the COVID-19 pandemic still running rampant throughout the world, it has become rather difficult to find toilet paper anywhere. What happens if you run out? While there are plenty of TP alternatives being advertised all over the internet, we’re here to answer your questions and set the record straight. In the event that you run out of toilet paper, … Read More

How Does a Water Circulation Pump Work?

If you’ve dreamed of getting instant hot water to any faucet in your home, you might have considered installing a water circulation pump. Not only do these circulation pumps deliver instant hot water throughout your home, but they can save thousands of gallons of water per year. In a plumbing system without a pump, hot water can’t arrive at the … Read More

New Advances in Home Heating and Cooling Systems

Did you know that on January 1, 2020, producing and importing R22 refrigerant into the U.S. will be illegal, except for the continuing servicing needs of existing equipment? If your heating and cooling system was installed prior to 2010, there’s a good chance it uses R22. Though the ban doesn’t require you to replace a functioning system, it may be a good time … Read More

Why a Plumber’s Your Best Bet for a Bathroom Remodel

A functional space that’s also a relaxing retreat. That’s a lot of people’s idea of the perfect bathroom. If you’re thinking about a bathroom remodel—or want to add another bath—it’s a terrific way to add considerable value to your Louisville area home. Petite powder room or grand master suite, Maeser will help you design a new bathroom that seamlessly combines beauty, … Read More

Is It Time for a Sewer Line Replacement?

Have you been putting off calling a plumber, even though you know it’s needed? Putting it off for too long can turn a minor hassle into a major headache, especially if you need a major repair done, such as a sewer line replacement. But how do you know the difference? Here are six clues that your sewer line might be … Read More