A Quick Guide: Water Filtration Systems

A Quick Guide: Water Filtration Systems
By Mike's Plumbing on 8/7/2020 | water filtration, plumbing

Do you wish the faucet produced bottled water? Some homeowners don’t realize that a water filtration system can be installed. Just imagine – you can cook, bathe and clean with filtered water on demand. No longer will you need to order water jugs, use a cumbersome faucet attachment or pollute the environment with plastic water bottles. Perhaps you already have a filtration system, but don’t know what to do about maintenance or repairs. In that case, call a plumber that has experience with water filtration systems.

How to Clean Your Plumbing During COVID-19

How to Clean Your Plumbing During COVID-19
By Mike's Plumbing on 7/31/2020 | common plumbing problems, cleaning, plumbing, COVID19

Spending more time at home? Many Northwest Indiana families are social distancing due to COVID-19. Therefore, everything is used more often, including your plumbing. It’s okay – plumbing is meant to be used! However, be sure to clean your plumbing to keep it in working order. Hey, you are cleaning and disinfecting anyway! Simply add a few more tasks to your list. Below are some easy cleaning and maintenance suggestions to keep your plumbing as good as new.

Increase your Water Heater’s Life with These Tips

Increase your Water Heater’s Life with These Tips
By Mike's Plumbing on 6/26/2020 | water heater

Ahh! Is there anything more refreshing than a hot shower after a long day? Your water heater provides luxury and cleanliness to your family. You might take for granted hot water’s daily role in your life until something goes wrong.

A Quick Guide: Sprinkler Systems

A Quick Guide: Sprinkler Systems
By Mike's Plumbing on 6/1/2020 | save money, lawn, summer, sprinkler

Do you wish grass was greener on your side? Do you plan on battling the summer sun with your hose and trusty sprinkler? If you are tired of spraying thirsty grass by hand or dragging around your lawn sprinkler like a ball-and-chain, why not get an underground sprinkler (aka irrigation) system?

Summer Fun & Function: A Simple Look at Outdoor Faucets

Summer Fun & Function: A Simple Look at Outdoor Faucets
By Mike's Plumbing on 5/1/2020 |

Outdoor faucets are the cornerstone for yardwork and outside play! They water our grass, clean our cars, fill up the kiddie pool, and more. Your home probably has at least one outdoor faucet. Although they are useful, we might overlook their importance until there is a problem. With summer around the corner, if you have an issue with your outdoor faucet, be sure to call a trusted, local plumber, like Mike’s Plumbing. Fix the issue now and your outdoor faucet will be ready for a summer of fun!

What to Do with a Leaky Tub

What to Do with a Leaky Tub
By Mike's Plumbing on 3/30/2020 | rot, mildew, plumbing, plumbing emergency, Leaky Tub

Drip, drop, drip, drop…if you hear this noise coming from your tub, you may as well imagine your money dripping down the drain. Or, perhaps you find a puddle on the floor as you exit the shower. Not only is that bad for your flooring, it is a slip risk.

A Quick Guide: Toilet Problems

A Quick Guide: Toilet Problems
By Kyle Hovanec on 2/3/2020 | clogs, bathroom, Plumber, indiana plumber, toilet, common plumbing problems, nwi plumber, common toilet problems, plumbing

Is your toilet smelly, leaky, not flushing, or otherwise acting up? There are so many things that can go wrong with a toilet…and none of them are pleasant. When toilets give you problems, your bathroom can become a horror story.

Call a Plumber for that Leaky Faucet: Here’s Why

Call a Plumber for that Leaky Faucet: Here’s Why
By Mike's Plumbing on 2/1/2020 | Faucet

Drip-drop-drippity-drop. We all know that familiar, annoying sound. A leaky faucet is maddening and is a huge waste of money. While there is no way to fully measure the amount of waste, if you estimate that 4,000 drips equate to on liter, you are wasting gallons of water each month with a leaky faucet, (water.usgs.gov).

5 Key Benefits of Hiring a Plumber

5 Key Benefits of Hiring a Plumber
By Mike's Plumbing on 1/7/2020 | Plumber

Before indoor plumbing, life was not as comfortable, clean, and convenient. Indoor plumbing is the system of pipes that supply water in your home. It is something many of us take for granted. We don’t remember a time where we didn’t have the luxury of turning on the faucet whenever we want. However, when something breaks, we realize how important indoor plumbing is in our lives.

Winterizing Pipes: A Guide

Winterizing Pipes: A Guide
By Mike's Plumbing on 11/1/2019 |

Winter is coming! In Indiana, you don’t always know what weather to expect. One thing for certain is that the nights can get extremely cold. It’s a good idea to know about pipes and freezing temperatures. Afterall, your pipes are one of the most important, expensive systems in your home. According to Consumer Reports, damaged pipes from freezing temperatures can cause around $5,000 in damages (consumerreports.org). Here is a guide to keep your pipes from freezing and rupturing this winter.

5 Reasons Why Your Sink Keeps Clogging

5 Reasons Why Your Sink Keeps Clogging
By Mike's Plumbing on 10/18/2019 | Sink

A clogged sink is maddening…especially when it keeps happening! You’ve been pouring your grandma’s baking soda clog recipe and store-bought drain cleaner down the sink. You’ve even snaked it.

Save the Planet & Your Wallet: All You Need to Know About Low Flowing Water

Save the Planet & Your Wallet: All You Need to Know About Low Flowing Water
By Mike's Plumbing on 9/18/2019 |

What exactly is low flowing water? How much water does low-flow save? The answers might surprise you.