Category: Plumbing

Common Plumbing Problems »

Common Plumbing Problems On average, home owners throughout the U.S. engage the services of a plumber about once every two years. Well, let’s see:  does that mean that if it’s been 23 months since a plumber last set foot inside your home, a new problem is about to visit you?  Of course not.  Averages are […]

The Benefits of a Water Heater Performance & Safety Inspection. »

When’s the best time to have your water heater inspected?  Any time at all – provided you have this service performed by a licensed and professional plumber. Here are two very good reasons why:  Over time, water heaters experience a build-up of sediment which, if left unchecked, will eventually hinder its performance. The unit also […]

Fun Facts About Plumbing »

When you think of plumbing, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?  Oh great, a clogged sink or toilet. That’s no fun! And that’s precisely the point. Because for all the aggravation your plumbing can cause, it does have its lighter side, as you’re about to see. The word “plumber” dates back to the […]

How to Buy a New Water Heater »

Before 2015, it was fairly common practice to replace a gas water heater with a gas water heater, and electric for electric. Maybe you needed a smaller or larger tank size, but you were happy with what you had, and saw no reason to travel a different road. Then in April 2015, everything changed. New […]

How to Maintain Your Garbage Disposal »

You already know your garbage disposal won’t last forever, but what’s wrong with it lasting “longer than expected”? Absolutely nothing! And because of that, Messmer Mechanical is here to explain how you can accomplish that money-saving goal: Feed your disposal a little at a time. While you’re at it, take care to keep utensils and […]

How to Hire the Right Plumber »

When it comes to certain home repairs or maintenance work, going the DIY route can often save you a pretty penny. Still, if you don’t have the requisite skill, tools, time, and/or patience, sooner or later you’re going to need the services of a professional plumber. But if that were today, would you know the […]

“My Electric Water Heater is Leaking.” »

There are several reasons why your water heater might be leaking.  Most of them require assistance from a professional plumber, but there are a couple of simple fixes you can attempt on your own that hopefully will make the problem go away. Water Leaking from the Bottom of an Electric Water Heater Electric water heaters […]

How to Ensure Water Heater Safety »

Of all the things you’re required to pay attention to on a daily basis, your water heater probably ranks very on your personal scale of importance.  And that’s okay, provided you have someone keeping an eye on it for you. That’s because the average lifespan of a storage tank water heater is only about 10 […]

How to Determine if Your Water Pipes are Leaking »

Unfortunately, some water pipe leaks can go unnoticed for quite some time. That’s especially true of water leaks hiding beneath your floors, inside the walls, or even outside your Loogootee home.  The longer water leaks go undetected, the greater the potential for damage. To help prevent damage and conserve water at the same time, here are […]

4 Good Reasons to Call a Plumber. »

Of all the things that can go wrong in your home, plumbing problems are among the most common.  From the seemingly minor – but highly annoying – leaky faucet, to the toilet that mysteriously flushes on its own, it doesn’t take much before you find yourself scrambling for the name and number of a professional […]