Worst Plumbing Mistakes DIYers Make

How to Avoid Costly (and Dangerous) Consequences of Playing Plumber With the dawn of YouTube and Pinterest, most of us have tried—and failed—at a DIY project or two (or 27). Regardless of our past “nailed it” moments, we’re nevertheless tempted to take DIY to a new level when we think it’ll save us serious cash—plumbing […]

Why Are Plumbers So Expensive? (The Answer May Surprise You)

As a Culpeper homeowner, you want a plumber who’s an expert—someone whom you can trust to get the job right the first time. And also? You’d love to not get ripped off. Here’s the problem: If you’re in need of plumbing services, you’re in a vulnerable position. Whether you have a burst pipe, a fried […]

Thinking About a Tankless Water Heater? Read this First.

Oh, hot water, we adore you. The steamy showers, the sanitized dishes, the miraculously-white-again t-shirts. But here’s the deal: We’re starting to think our love is unrequited. After all, you tend to disappear quickly. Sure, we just started both the dishwasher and a load of towels—but is that really an excuse to run out on […]

DIY Water Heater Installs: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Since you’re reading this post, we can guess a few things about you: Your water heater is dead or dying. Paying someone to install a new one isn’t something you’re super excited about. (Who would be?) You watched a couple of YouTube videos and learned water heater installs really aren’t terribly difficult. (They aren’t—if you […]

This Was A Cool Development

Several weeks ago, we were contacted by a little real estate company called Redfin to add some info for their blog.  Actually, it was a crazy huge honor. Check it out, here!

Traditional vs. Tankless Water Heaters

On a scale from cold coffee to world hunger, running out of hot water is most definitely toward the first-world-problems end of the spectrum. Still, that doesn’t make the experience any less frustrating or any more comfortable. Even the morning-person-est of morning people is likely to scream a swear word or two when the shower […]

The Best Ways to Ruin Your Home’s Plumbing

As your Culpeper-area plumber, we typically like to offer preventive maintenance tips and do-it-yourself tricks on our blog. This time, we’re going the opposite direction: We’re going to share some DON’T tips. To be honest, we’ve seen too many homeowners make big mistakes that cost big bucks to fix, and we don’t want to see […]

Thanksgiving is Awful for Your Plumbing

From the perfectly roasted turkey and Grandma’s famously lumpy mashed potatoes to the post-lunch snooze and “friendly” flag football contest in the backyard, Thanksgiving is stuffed with long-standing traditions. And then there’s the day after Thanksgiving— leftovers, battling ridiculously long checkout lines for debatably “good” deals, and… calling a plumber. Yep, calling a plumber is […]

How to Prepare Your Plumbing for the Winter

And just like that, temps are going from “Hooray for jeans and hoodies” to “Where’d I put those dang earmuffs?” If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve likely tested your furnace a time or two. But have you shown your plumbing system any TLC yet? As your Culpeper plumbing experts, we recommend doing some quick DIY […]