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5 Plumbing Mistakes Often Made

By Option One Office | July 2, 2021

From cooking to bathing, plumbing plays an essential part in our lives. Avoiding costly mistakes can help in keeping our plumbing working properly and a properly working plumbing system ensures that our daily lives go on uninterrupted. Below are a few common plumbing mistakes to avoid: Avoiding Regular Plumbing Maintenances As mentioned above, making sure…

HOW SAFE IS MY HOME’S WATER SUPPLY?

By Option One Office | June 18, 2021

What are Water Safety Regulations? The safety of our drinking water has been a topic in the US since 1948 when the Federal Water Pollution Control Act was enacted. By 1972 it was significantly reorganized and expanded to what is now commonly referred to as the “Clean Water Act” The effectiveness of the CWA along…

HOW TO DETECT A GAS LEAK AND WHEN TO CALL A PLUMBER

By Option One Office | May 24, 2021

5 Ways to Detect A Gas Leak Being a homeowner or renter can bring in a lot of new thoughts, with questions like; Do I smell a “Gas leak?” or, my water bill is high, do I have a “water leak?” These concerns are valid and they give you a good reason to double check…

NEW HOME PLUMBING INSPECTION CHECKLIST

By Option One Office | May 7, 2021

Plumbing: What to look for when purchasing a new home Purchasing a new home is an exciting time that can sometimes be a time-consuming process, trying to find the ideal home and location within your budget. We often focus on the kitchen, room sizes and yard space but often the plumbing is overlooked or a…

HOW TO GET RID OF DRAIN FLIES

By Option One Office | April 19, 2021

What are Drain Flies? Drain flies are also known as sewer flies, moth flies or sink flies, are about the size of gnats and fruit flies—measuring ¼” in size— Drain flies can be identified by their color, typically ranging between pale gray to black and their small, moth-like wings and round, fuzzy bodies. Where Do…

5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater

By Option One Office | April 5, 2021

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME TO REPLACE MY WATER HEATER? How do you know when it’s time to replace your water heater? A water heater that receives regular maintenance and prompt repairs when necessary can last for many years. There’s a good chance the water heater that is currently in your home, is…

WHEN DO YOU NEED TO REPLACE YOUR SEWER LINE?

By Option One Office | March 22, 2021

Many of us don’t think twice about our home’s sewer pipes. After all your pipes are hidden behind walls and in the ground. It’s not uncommon to think that our sewer pipes will last as long as our home does, unfortunately, this isn’t entirely realistic. Although your sewer pipes are durable, they will need replacement,…

Unhappy dog in flooded home

PREVENTING WATER DAMAGE IN YOUR HOME

By Option One Office | March 8, 2021

A water leak in your home can seem like a small issue but it can cause significant damage if it’s a major leak or a burst pipe and no one is around to shut off the water. Here are some tips to help prevent a water leak in your home. Always check your water bill…

HOW TO INSTALL A TOILET SEAT

By Option One Office | February 22, 2021

Do you want to upgrade the comfort level of your current toilet? Are you looking to enhance the aesthetic and feel of your bathroom? Installing a new toilet seat is an easy DIY project that can be installed quickly, requiring basic tools found in most homes. Whether you are replacing an old worn out seat…

Limescale in your home

HOW TO REMOVE AND PREVENT LIMESCALE

By Option One Office | February 8, 2021

What is Limescale? Limescale is a mineral build up, consisting mainly of calcium carbonate, that forms a hard chalky deposit which is attributed to hard water. Hard water refers to water that runs through porous rock, such as limestone or chalk, and picks up minerals such as calcium or magnesium. When hard water is left…