DIY Tips From the Warner Service Blog

Drainage System Anatomy 101

Posted by Warner Service on Nov 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Home drainage is complex if you've never worked with it before. Understanding the basics of residential drainage helps any homeowner better prepare and handle plumbing maintenance issues that may arise.

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Topics: Plumbing, plumbing terms

4 Drainage Systems That Will Keep Your Home Standing

Posted by Warner Service on Nov 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

You may be unaware of the potential dangers from using an inefficient drainage system. The Concrete Foundation Association found that 85 percent of structural damage to homes is a result of faulty drainage. This includes foundational cracks that compromise the integrity of your home and lowers its value.

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Topics: Plumbing, plumbing tips, plumbing terms, water use, roof safety, leak prevention

Drainage System Basics For Beginners

Posted by Warner Service on Oct 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The first thing to know is that the supply and drainage subsystems are two distinct operations without overlap. Bridges between the two exist, but the bridges are what make the system worth having. In plumbing jargon, any bridge between the supply and drainage subsystems is a fixture.

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Topics: Plumbing, plumbing terms, appliances, water use, water conservation, bathroom

Boiler Anatomy 101

Posted by Warner Service on Aug 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

To start, a boiler is an appliance that heats (and occasionally boils, though that’s not the purpose) water. It’s often confused with a furnace, which is used for only high-temperature heating.

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Topics: Maintenance, Plumbing, plumbing terms, appliances

The Ultimate Guide To Every Toilet Plumbing Problem Ever

Posted by Warner Service on Mar 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM

There are a few surprising toilet plumbing problems that can arise -- literally. Has the water ever slowly risen in the bowl, sending you into a panic? Or have you hit the handle but nothing happens?

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Topics: Plumbing, plumbing tips, plumbing terms, appliances, water use, bathroom, leak prevention

A Quick Guide To Your Bathroom Sink Plumbing

Posted by Warner Service on Feb 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Quality sinks should last about 15 years, according to This Old House: Buyer’s Guide to Kitchen Sinks. Before you buy this (almost) forever appliance for your kitchen or bathroom, learn the anatomy of your bathroom sink plumbing with Warner Service:

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Topics: Plumbing, plumbing terms, appliances, water use, faucet leaks, bathroom, leak prevention

What Exactly Do I Need To Know About My Plumbing?

Posted by Warner Service on Aug 26, 2016 11:00:00 AM

We’ve written an informative glossary of HVAC and plumbing terms that every homeowner should be familiar with. However, with frozen pipe and clogged toilet season upon us, we thought it was best to go over exactly what you should know about residential plumbing:

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Topics: Plumbing, plumbing terms, sump pump, water use, faucet leaks, bathroom, leak prevention

What To Do In An Emergency Plumbing Situation

Posted by Warner Service on Aug 9, 2016 8:49:04 AM

Many homeowners are familiar with a variety of emergency plumbing situations, from burst pipes to municipal water line meltdowns. To help you avoid crisis mode during your next emergency, here’s how to handle any plumbing catastrophe: 

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Topics: Maintenance, Plumbing, plumbing tips, plumbing terms, tips, water use, do it yourself, bathroom, leak prevention

Toilet Anatomy 201: The Advanced Plumbing Edition

Posted by Warner Service on Jul 1, 2016 8:30:00 AM

In Warner Service’s prerequisite blog, Toilet Anatomy 101, readers learned about the basic components to toilets. From the toilet bowl to the toilet tank and back, toilets can be hard to understand, especially when you’re trying to diagnose a problem or two. To continue your plumbing education, here’s our guide to a few more advanced toilet terms:

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Topics: Maintenance, Plumbing, plumbing terms, water conservation, leak prevention

How To Read Licensing Information Like A Pro

Posted by Warner Service on May 20, 2016 8:30:00 AM

If you scroll to the bottom of this page, you’ll find our licensing information. To the unfamiliar eye, it looks like a bunch of random numbers next to industry jargon. To help you understand what our licensing information actually means, here’s Warner Service’s simple explanation:

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Topics: HVAC, Plumbing, plumbing terms, Licensing