Sink water leak inside cabinet; how to evaluate and control

If you have a minor amount of water or moisture leaking at your sink AND it is visible inside the cabinet below the sink, the following discussion is intended to help you in several ways. Identify or evaluate the location and cause of the leak. In that way you can control the water and may… Read more »

The cause and prevention of scald burns due to hot water

This post is a brief explanation about the water temperatures that will cause scald burns and how to avoid scald burns due to having the water heater temperature control set improperly. Wikipedia: Scalding (from the Latin word calidus, meaning hot) is a form of thermal burn resulted from heated fluids such as boiling water or… Read more »

A water leak at the dishwasher, the three most common causes

The most common reason for a leak at the dishwasher (and the easiest to fix) is that the kitchen sink drain pipes are clogged. The reason for the leak is that dishwasher discharge hose is connected to the sink drain. The hose should go up above the bottom of the sink, but it is best… Read more »

Best Value Water Heater

As a Minneapolis licensed Master plumber, I focus on installing only the highest quality products that provide the best value for my customers. Like any product the best water heater will be the one with the lowest annual cost. That is why I only install only Rheem Water heaters. The annual cost is the purchase… Read more »

Replacing water pipes; different types and which to use?

This post describes the types of water supply pipes used and some considerations regarding which type of water pipe to use when replacing or remodeling. This is a brief discussion, but should be sufficient for most homeowners to help understand why various water supply pipe choices are available. Lead. Roman Empire. Need I say more?… Read more »

Water heater leaks from these areas can be repaired

There are leaking water heaters that do not need to be replaced, they can be repaired. This illustration shows the different locations on a water heater that, if they are leaking, can be repaired. These include: Water dripping out of the drain valve. Water dripping out of the discharge tube of the pressure relief valve…. Read more »