Category: Plumbing

Catch Basins

The Catch Basin A home built prior to 1960 and located in the urban areas of the larger cities is likely to have a cast iron lid on a large masonry basin.  This basin is called a catch basin.  There are many reasons for these large structures but the most common is to separate the […]

Main Sewer Line Inspections

Replacing the main sewer line can potentially be the most expensive repair ever made to a home. Homebuyers should take this into consideration when purchasing a home and they also need to be aware that inspecting the main sewer line (from the home to the city connection) is not included in a standard home inspection. […]

Water Heaters

What is a Water Heater? First, before we say one more word.  It is a water heater.  Many will say “Hot water heater” and they would be WRONG.  If it was a “hot water heater” the water would be supplied to the home or the unit already hot. Like many other household conveniences, a good […]

How Does a Sump Pump Work?

How Does a Sump Pump Work? Before we talk about sump pumps we need to describe what it is supposed to do.  The purpose of a sump pump is to remove storm water or flood water from your home.   A sump is a low space that collects liquids.  It is also referred to as an […]