How Much Iron is Too Much in Your Drinking Water? »

Iron is a positive ingredient in your water supply and, for many, an invaluable dietary supplement. But too much of a good thing is, well, not a good thing. In fact, an excess of iron in your drinking water can cause abdominal and bowel problems. If you’re experiencing those right now, are they attributable to […]

Common Water Heater Repair Signs »

Even if you’re new to the experience of owning a home, chances are you’ve already dealt with a plumbing “issue” or two.  You know, like a leaking faucet, clogged drain or toilet, broken garbage disposal, and so on. Well, in our experience here at Your 1 Plumber, there are two primary types of home owners: […]

What’s the Best Temperature Setting for Your Water Heater? »

Could you adjust the temperature setting of your water heater? It doesn’t take much skill at all, and yet it’s a task that many home owners have yet to master. Why would you even want to? For a couple of good reasons. First, when tots become tykes and getting into mischief takes on a whole […]

How to Deodorize Your Kitchen Drains »

It’s hard to use a kitchen drain and keep it odor free for very long. Odors just seem to happen, you sniff around, and then you realize the source. What exactly is causing that odor? Most likely it stems from rotting food inside your drain or garbage disposal – food that’s gotten stuck to grease […]

What Could You Do with More Outside Faucets? »

Outside faucets, also known as hose bibs, are standard issue for most Baltimore area homes. But are yours exactly where you would place them if you had it to do over again? Do you have enough of them for the things you enjoy or need to do outdoors? The fact is, you can have outside […]

How to Enjoy More Relaxing Baths »

There are two kinds of people in the world.  Bath people, and shower people, and very rarely the twain shall meet. If you lean toward taking showers, maybe it’s not so much because you hate taking a bath.  Maybe you just don’t make time for them.  Or, more it’s an ambience thing. As in, something […]

How to Get Your Hot Water Faster »

If you could write a symphony in the time it takes for your water to heat up, clearly you’re waiting. The good news is, you don’t have to. Nor do you have to replace your water heater to speed things up. Instead, you can start enjoying hot water in an instant with a new water […]

How Often Should I Drain My Water Heater? »

You know why water heater storage tanks are made to be drained? Because they need to be periodically to remove any build-up of mineral deposits that could erode the inside of the tank and thus shorten its lifespan. So that begs the question: just how often should your drain your water heater storage tank, or […]

How to Help Your Dishwasher Run Better. »

When you think about all your household appliances and how much convenience each one brings to your life, your dishwasher is probably toward the bottom of the list. Not fun to do without, of course, but far from catastrophic. Still, since you have one just the same, why risk having out of commission for any […]

Bathroom Cleaning Shortcuts »

Cleaning the bathroom is nobody’s idea of a good time. Still, tooth brushing, shaving, bathing, and everything else that goes on in there, it’s a chore that needs to be tackled, and in timely fashion to keep it from growing more difficult. So, isn’t it nice to know that with just a few shortcuts, you […]