Archive for May, 2011

Stay Cool with Swimming Pool Risks

Posted by: Charles Hagerty

It’s summer, and thoughts of Americans everywhere turn to water. Whether it’s in the pool, on the lake, at the ocean or in the river, water draws people almost magnetically as the weather turns hot. In fact, swimming pool trade groups teamed up to make May “National Water Safety Month” in the United States to make consumers “water aware.”

Swimming pools are popular but also present a risk to a homeowner. While homeowners are welcoming friends and family with a clear, ...

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A Growing Threat – Roots and Sewer Lines

Posted by: Charles Hagerty

Ever drive down the street and see a front yard with a trench that looks like someone is dredging a channel from the front door to the street? While a select few may be installing an expensive irrigation system, most are having the sewer line replaced. This line consists of a pipe that runs from the home to the mainline under the street. The lucky among them have undertaken this project on the advice of a proactive plumber who warned ...

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