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 […]

Culpeper Water Service Replacements

Let’s answer the first question that probably is on your mind: Yes! At Culpeper Home Services, residential water service repair and replacement is our thing. We repair and replace them all the the time- and like all of the plumbing services we offer, we do it right. We have many different methods to repair them […]

Fall Plumbing Maintenance Checklist

There’s so much to love about fall in Culpeper. At Culpeper Home Services, we’re especially fond of the crisp air and colorful trees. Of course, as refreshing and beautiful as those things are, they can create headaches for homeowners—expensive ones. Use our Fall Plumbing Maintenance Checklist to make sure your home’s ready for those falling […]

Are Water Filtration Systems Worth It?

As a Culpeper plumber, we often get questions about water filtrations systems. Are they worth the cost? Do they actually work? Are they even necessary? Let’s talk about that. Water Consumption in the United States On average, Americans drink approximately 39 gallons of bottled water per year at a total cost of roughly $16 billion. […]

Interesting Facts About Sump Pumps

As a homeowner, the first word you associate with sump pumps is likely not “interesting.” You might say they’re “useful” or even “necessary.” But “interesting”? Probably not. As your Culpeper plumber, we find sump pumps to be extremely interesting—mostly because we know they can save you thousands of dollars in completely avoidable, “interesting” problems. What […]