You just woke up and you’re about to brush your teeth. You stick your brush under the tap, turn the water on, and… a stream of brown, cloudy mush drizzles out. Rust colored water isn’t normally harmful but it can be disturbing. The causes can range from corroded pipes to mineral build up to utility company operations. Seeing your home’s tap water turn rusty is a traumatizing experience, especially if you don’t know why it’s happening. That’s why we put together this primer to explain…View More What to Do if Your Tap Has Rusty Water
Category: Plumbing Maintenance
The Anatomy of Your Home’s Water Heater
> Traditional water heaters look like large metal cylinders and are usually located in your basement or closet. While tankless water heaters are becoming more popular, this blog will focus on the workings of the more common traditional tank water heater. Your water heater performs an important task that you probably don’t often think about. It supplies warm or hot water to all parts of your home for hand washing, showers, dishes and more. How is it that you have hot water at the turn…View More The Anatomy of Your Home’s Water Heater
Where Does Los Angeles Get Its Electricity?
Have you ever wondered where your home’s electricity comes from? It’s a bigger question than you might realize! Every one of LA’s electricity-using structures connects to our gigantic, state-spanning, billion-dollar power system. Your humble home is one end of a story spanning hundreds of miles and involving thousands of people. The Electrical supply Los Angeles uses every day is nothing short of an engineering miracle. We’ll give you the shocking truth about where the power that runs your coffee machine every morning comes from. Enjoy…View More Where Does Los Angeles Get Its Electricity?
How to Fix a Loose Toilet Handle
> A loose or wiggly toilet handle can be annoying. A toilet handle not flushing at all is even worse. Luckily, a loose toilet handle is a minor toilet problem and one that’s usually easy to fix. Here’s how you can fix a broken toilet handle, either by tightening or replacing it. How to Tighten a Toilet Handle Close the toilet seat cover.Keep parts or tools from falling in. Remove the toilet tank cover.Use two hands as it may be heavy and set it on a flat…View More How to Fix a Loose Toilet Handle