The Outhouse

Choosing The Right Gas Water Heater

A gas water heater is perhaps the best choice when installing or replacing a hot water heater in your Westlake home because they are much more economical than electric water heaters. In fact, most gas water heaters operate more efficiently than electric water heaters. Considering that hot water heaters are the second largest user of energy in the home, finding a more economical solution is very wise decision. Continue reading “Choosing The Right Gas Water Heater”

Faucet Repair in Bay Village

There’s nothing more frustrating than a leaky faucet. You tighten the faucet as much as it can go and it still drips. Not only is it annoying, but the water leaking out of your faucet can be expensive as a single dripping faucet can leak gallons of water per day costing you money. A dripping faucet can keep you up at night with that constant dripping noise.

When you think about it your faucets are some of the most used fixtures in your home, it’s only natural the parts would start to wear out over time, particularly the more fragile parts like the washers and O-rings. Continue reading “Faucet Repair in Bay Village”

Gas Line Repair in Bay Village

Your gas lines allow you to cook and to heat your homes on a daily basis.  To maintain your home’s comfort, it’s important that your gas line is maintained. Homeowners should always take gas line leak repair very seriously. Small leaks can turn into huge problems

The code primarily responsable for governing the installation and repair of gas lines is the National Fuel Gas Code. Continue reading “Gas Line Repair in Bay Village”

Illegal Water Heater Installations in Elyria, OH

So I am taking a break from my normal posting schedule because something very important to me is becoming more and more an issue and that is the safety of the consumer. To be more specific I will be focusing this article on mobile home gas water heater safety.

Every week I perform work in 3-5 mobile homes. Almost every water heater I look at is illegally installed. Usually what I hear is “a friend was helping me out and put it in” or “a family member put it in”. Continue reading “Illegal Water Heater Installations in Elyria, OH”

Leaky Toilet In Bay Village, OH

Leaky Toilet In Bay Village, OH

One of the most commonly used plumbing fixtures in your home is the toilet. Because of that, when it gets clogged or begins to leak, it’s a huge inconvenience for everyone.

Leaks can be an incredible inconvenience no matter where they are coming from, but toilet leaks are especially frustrating. Unattended leaky toilets can cause extensive damage. Continue reading “Leaky Toilet In Bay Village, OH”

Gas Line Leak Repair In North Olmsted, OH

Gas Line Leak Repair In North Olmsted, OH

Your gas line provides your home with natural gas.  These gas lines play a major part in your everyday lives. Unfortunately, sometimes the importance of your gas lines are overlooked.  It isn’t until they require maintenance that you pay attention to them.

Your gas lines allow you to cook food, and to heat your homes on a daily basis.  To maintain your home’s comfort, it’s important that your gas line is maintained. Continue reading “Gas Line Leak Repair In North Olmsted, OH”

Hot Water Heater Repair In Avon Lake, OH

Hot Water Heater Repair In Avon Lake, OH

Many things can go wrong with a hot water heater. One of the components of a hot water heater system is a water heater thermal expansion tank.

Thermal expansion tanks are required by the Ohio Residential Code to be installed on “closed water systems” to protect against expansion of water due to heating. A water system is defined as a “closed system” when a device is installed on the incoming water line that only allows water to flow in one direction. Continue reading “Hot Water Heater Repair In Avon Lake, OH”

Kitchen Sink Installation & Repair In North Ridgeville, OH

Kitchen Sink Installation & Repair In North Ridgeville, OH

One if the most common used plumbing fixtures in a home is the kitchen sink. It’s hard to imagine what your daily routine would be like without it.

From washing dishes to preparing a meal, the kitchen sink can take a lot of abuse. In time it begins to show wear and tear. Continue reading “Kitchen Sink Installation & Repair In North Ridgeville, OH”

Gas Line Installation & Repair in Avon, OH

Gas Line Installation & Repair in Avon, OH

One of the things I love about this business is the ability to solve problems for other people. So when I got a call from a local owner of a family owned green house in the Avon, Ohio area stating the gas company had just shut off the gas due to code violations, I was eager to stop by the property and take a look.

What I found was a very large green house attached to an old farm-house with four large space heaters that shared the same gas line as the house did. Continue reading “Gas Line Installation & Repair in Avon, OH”