common plumbing mistakes

Most Common Plumbing Mistakes

November 15 2018
Common Plumbing Mistakes Who doesn't love being a weekend warrior? Especially when it comes to all those great home projects that you line up for yourself. Every time you walk around in your favorite home improvement store, those videos you pass
faucet problems

Most Common Kitchen Faucet Problems

November 8 2018
Faucet Problems One of the most common problems you can run into in your kitchen is kitchen faucet problems. How they start is often a mystery, but there are ways to fix what's happening so you can return to what matters most – creating beautiful
types of heating systems

Types of Heating Systems – Explained

October 30 2018
Types of Heating Systems If you are in the market for a new heating system, or know the time is getting close, there are diverse heating technologies that stand ready to replace your old one. All of the types of heating systems listed below can be
improve hvac efficiency

Best Ways to Improve HVAC Efficiency

October 9 2018
Improve HVAC Efficiency HVAC systems are often the biggest users of your energy costs, so using them in the most efficient ways will make a big difference for you. There are definite ways to improve HVAC efficiency and here are 8 of the best.
central ac supplies

Central AC Supplies – Why You Should Maintain Your AC

October 2 2018
Central AC Supplies No one wants to add another chore to their 'to-do' list, but maintaining your central AC or window units is a must if you want them to peak perform all season long. You can call Hanover Supply for maintenance because we have
ac maintenance tips

Our AC Maintenance Tips

September 28 2018
AC Maintenance Tips Summer heat is often unbearable and the only way through it is with an air conditioner. Whether you have room air conditioners that install in the windows or a whole-house central unit outside, learn how to keep them running in
toilet pipe clogged

Toilet Pipe Clogged – You Don’t Need to Call a Plumber

August 29 2018
Toilet Pipe Clogged Is your toilet pipe clogged? Does your flushing seem slower or weaker than usual? Is there water resurfacing in your sink, shower or elsewhere? Do you have a loose toilet handle? You may feel that you need to call a plumber, but
wall-mounted office shelves

How to Choose Wall-Mounted Office Shelves

August 16 2018
Wall-Mounted Office Shelves There are quite a number of important factors to consider when choosing wall-mounted office shelves. It's highly recommended to go for a shelving system that incorporates exceptional flexibility, is easy to use, and at
natural wood cabinets

Cleaning Natural Wood Cabinets – Restore Shine With These Easy Steps

August 8 2018
Natural Wood Cabinets Reviving a beaten wood cabinet can be hard, but with a thorough cleaning you can restore natural wood cabinets to their former glory. Also have laminate cabinets? See our guide on how to refinish laminate cabinets in 10 easy
long term effects of carbon monoxide poisoning

What are the Long Term Effects Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

July 30 2018
Long Term Effects of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning This week we are covering a common safety issue. Click here for last week's article on how to fix a leaky faucet. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Symptoms Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs when someone
fix a leaky faucet

[DIY] How to Fix a Leaky Faucet in 6 Easy Steps

July 20 2018
How To Fix a Leaky Faucet Are you being kept awake at night by an ominous dripping sound? You may have a leaky sink or bathtub fixture and thus need to learn how to fix a leaky faucet. Having a leaky faucet can be a harrowing experience. Over
refinish laminate cabinets

How to Refinish Laminate Cabinets in 10 Easy Steps

July 10 2018
Why Refinish Laminate Cabinets?   Most people assume that you can't refinish laminate kitchen cabinets, but this isn't true! You can update the look of your outdated old laminate cabinets and make them look new and modern again. Just
recessed bathroom shelves

Recessed Bathroom Shelves – Better Quality of Life

June 27 2018
Recessed Bathroom Shelves For All Of Your Storage Needs Have you ever wished that you could easily fit all of your shampoos, conditioners and soaps within arm's reach during your showers? With recessed bathroom shelves, bending over is a thing of
shower pressure pump

When To Increase The Shower Pressure Pump

June 21 2018
Shower Pressure Pump   An increase in the shower pressure pump is often a necessity for a pleasant showering experience these days. After all, we all enjoy taking a nice hot shower every day, but low water pressure can kill the vibe of
limescale removal and limescale prevention

Easy DIY Limescale Removal & Limescale Prevention

June 7 2018
Limescale Removal and Limescale Prevention You may have noticed that white crust or unpleasant light white coating on your windows. That's called limescale, and now that we covered some of the nicer things like travertine countertops, today we can
travertine countertops

Travertine Countertops for Kitchen and Bathroom – The Pros and Cons

May 25 2018
Travertine Countertops Taking a turn from our more practical article on quiet gas generators, we now focus on home remodeling. Travertine countertops continue to soar in popularity thanks to their affordability. Similar to marble, travertine is all
quiet gas generator

Why A Quiet Gas Generator Is Good for Modern Homes

May 21 2018
Quiet Gas Generator Advantages   In any home, it's always important to have backup power to keep your appliances running after the power goes out. A quiet gas generator can be a great source of alternative power for your home. A
water fountain pump

Buying a Water Fountain Pump – Some Words of Advice

May 9 2018
Choosing A Water Fountain Pump From mini split ceiling cassette air conditioning to water fountain pumps, summer is on the way! If you've just bought a new water fountain, then chances are it already has a water fountain pump. The pump should be
mini split ceiling cassette

Mini Split Ceiling Cassette Air Conditioning – How Does it Work?

April 18 2018
Mini Split Ceiling Cassette You might be experiencing a conundrum with heating and air conditioning in your home. You want better air conditioning for your home, but you don't want to install several different units. You've probably heard about
loose toilet handle

How To Fix A Loose Toilet Handle With Common Tools

April 10 2018
Loose Toilet Handle You shouldn't be surprised when you eventually have a loose toilet handle, like a flooded toilet, it is only a matter of time before it happens. Toilet handles are used so often, so over time of course they will begin to loosen

Mixing Metal Finishes – How to Achieve the Wow Factor in Home Decor

April 3 2018
Mixing Metal Finishes Taking a break from hard water stains and our other plumbing blogs, we focus on metals. As a consumer, keeping up with the trends is challenging, and rushing and mixing metal finishes without some basic knowledge can lead to
hard water stains

What are Hard Water Stains and How do You Remove Them?

March 22 2018
What Are Hard Water Stains? Hard water stains are stains left behind by hard water. But what is hard water? Hard water is water with a high mineral content. 9 out of 10 homes have some hard water content. Hard water is actually quite harmless,
flooded toilet

5 Plumber Tips on How to Deal With a Flooded Toilet

March 19 2018
Flooded Toilet It's important to understand the causes of toilet overflow in order to know how best to deal with the problem. To begin with, common in eco-friendly toilets, a flooded toilet might be due a clogged line that causes blockage thus
evaporative cooling tower

The Benefits of an Evaporative Cooling Tower

March 15 2018
Evaporative Cooling Tower Typical cooling systems use absorption refrigeration to lower temperatures. An evaporative cooling tower on the other hand lowers temperature through evaporation of water vapor into the air. An evaporative cooling tower
elderly bathtub

Elderly Bathtub Buying Guide – Part 1: Walk-in Bathtub Pros and Cons

February 27 2018
Elderly Bathtub Guide Are you looking at elderly bathtub options? Has it become too much of a hassle getting in and out of your current bathtub? An elderly bathtub may be just what you need to have a safe and satisfying bathing experience. There
eco-friendly toilets

Living Green – Can Eco-Friendly Toilets Cause Plumbing Problems?

February 21 2018
Eco-Friendly Toilets For those who have embraced the green living trend, eco-friendly toilets (aka low flush toilets) may seem like a great option all round. After all, they're more cost efficient and use less water than traditional
hvac condenser unit

The HVAC condenser Unit and its Key Role in Energy Efficiency

February 8 2018
HVAC Condenser Unit   An HVAC condenser unit is a device that's part of the HVAC unit. Its job is to turn gas into liquid by cooling the gas. It plays a big role in energy efficiency, but there are things you need to know about taking care
refrigerated air units

Refrigerated Air Units – What They are and How They Work

January 29 2018
Refrigerated Air Units As spring approaches, your Spring HVAC maintenance should be one of the first things on your to-do list.  HVAC systems are important elements meant to cool and heat up both residential and commercial buildings. These systems
toilet fill valve problems

How to Know if You’re Having Toilet Fill Valve Problems

January 16 2018
Toilet Fill Valve Problems   Have you ever wondered what brings in water to your untidy and not so well-maintained water tank? The piece involved here is the toilet fill valve. Is your toilet acting up? Read on to find out if you're
spring hvac maintenance

Why You Need Spring HVAC Maintenance

January 10 2018
Spring HVAC Maintenance - Avoid Hazards, Lower Bills Servicing your HVAC keeps it in top condition all year round. Scheduling spring HVAC maintenance will sustain the selling value of your home while giving you peace of mind. As you probably
decorative accent tiles

How to Choose the Best Decorative Accent Tiles for Your Home Improvement Plan

December 20 2017
Decorative Accent Tiles   Home improvements are sometimes tedious. It can be hard to choose what you want. Some of the never ending questions are: Which color scheme? Do you get new door handles? Perhaps break the adjoining wall
brazing copper pipe

What is the Best Method for Brazing Copper Pipe?

December 14 2017
Brazing Copper Pipe   Brazing copper pipe has been, for many years, one of the most common methods of connecting copper tube and fitting. This method is especially useful when great joint strength is needed. Typically, great joint
air conditioning components

Air Conditioning Components in Popular HVAC Systems – What You Need to Know

December 5 2017
Air Conditioning Components   HVAC systems have become one of the most important components of modern buildings. They create comfort in a building by regulating the room temperature. For an HVAC installation service, the decision on the
water conditioning systems

Water Conditioning Systems Guide, Part 1: A Brief Overview

November 28 2017
Water Conditioning Systems   In a previous article we gave as brief an overview as possible on the most popular methods of hard water treatment. Now, we're going to go into more specific detail about water conditioning
hard water treatment

What are the Hard Water Treatment Methods Available?

November 24 2017
Hard Water Treatment   Last week we covered shaker cabinets hardware placement. This week it's on to another practical topic - hard water treatment! There are many different methods of hard water treatment available. For the most part they
shaker cabinets hardware placement

Shaker Cabinets Hardware Placement: The What, How and Why

November 8 2017
Shaker Cabinets Hardware Placement   Shaker cabinets are deceptively simple. Their flat panels are a sharp contrast to the complex engraved panels and arched detailing of traditional cabinets. Shaker cabinets hardware contributes to the
mixing refrigerants

HVAC – Why Mixing Refrigerants is Illegal and Impractical

October 19 2017
Mixing Refrigerants   Refrigerants are chemical mixtures of various substances. They normally undergo various states of existence, from liquid to gas and back during the HVAC cycle. Due to the destructive effects of the compositions of
condensate drain line

What is the Best Way to Clear Your AC Condensate Drain Line?

October 16 2017
Condensate Drain Line - Tips If it's not the thermostatic shower valve it's something else, are we right? Clearing your air conditioner’s condensate drain line can prevent problems with your unit and have a positive impact on the efficiency of
flat front cabinets

4 Affordable Ways to Give Your Flat Front Cabinets a Makeover

October 10 2017
Flat Front Cabinets   Remember that blog we wrote on bamboo cabinetry? Well we're back with more ideas! Want an easy affordable way to change the look of your kitchen? Give your flat front cabinets a makeover. It's simple to do and gives
thermostatic shower valve

Why the Thermostatic Shower Valve is an Important Safety Device

October 4 2017
Thermostatic Shower Valve Scenario: No Valve Have you finally got burned out (pun intended) on getting burned in the shower? Or perhaps it's the other way around and you're tired of experiencing the shock of cold water during your pleasant hot
plumbing tools list

Plumbing Tools List for a Beginner Plumber

September 26 2017
Plumbing Tools List Plumbing is one of the most enjoyable and exciting careers. It entails various activities such as installation, repair, maintenance of pipes and other equipment used in the distribution of water and disposal of waste in both
mini duct air conditioner

The Benefits of Having A Mini Duct Air Conditioner

September 12 2017
Mini Duct Air Conditioner A mini duct air conditioning system is a new innovation that uses a rectangular or circular trunk. How does a Mini Duct Air Conditioner work? It's placed outside a home or establishment. It has a high-pressure
freestanding tub shower combo

Freestanding Tub Shower Combo: Luxurious Small Bathroom Setup

August 31 2017
What's A Freestanding Tub Shower Combo? A freestanding tub shower combo is defined as a bathtub + built in shower that's completed on all sides and can stand alone. Freestanding tubs are more similar to furniture compared to tubs that are
engineered quartz tile

Engineered Quartz Tile vs Quartz vs Quartzite: Which one is Better?

August 25 2017
Engineered Quartz Tile | Quartz | Quartzite Last month we covered melanine kitchen cabinets, now it is time for kitchen counter top materials. You might have heard of all these different terms: quartzite, quartz, engineered quartz tile, and
leaking toilet tank bolts

How to Replace Your Leaking Toilet Tank Bolts

August 8 2017
Leaking Toilet Tank Bolts The time may one day come when you need to replace leaking toilet tank bolts; so, you should bookmark this article and keep it handy. The majority of toilets are made of two parts: the tank and the bowl. Together they
hvac installation service

How to Market Your HVAC Installation Service

July 25 2017
HVAC Installation Service The HVAC market is an ever-growing market and tapping into it with your HVAC installation service is quite a smart move. However, like any business enterprise, proper brand image development through clever marketing should
melamine kitchen cabinets

Melamine Kitchen Cabinets: The Advantages and Disadvantages

July 17 2017
Melamine Kitchen Cabinets If you're trying to expand your modern kitchen renovation budget, then chances are you've given melamine kitchen cabinets a good look. Melamine cabinets are popular because they're less expensive than solid wood cabinets,
clogged shower drain

3 Best Methods to Clear a Clogged Shower Drain

July 3 2017
Clogged Shower Drain A clogged shower drain can be annoying. Besides giving you an icky feeling while showering, over time it can send out an unpleasant odor. A clogged shower drain is usually the result of hair, soap scum, and other things from
check for water leaks

Sky High Water Bill – Is it Time to Check for Water Leaks?

June 27 2017
Check for Water Leaks Before Problems Arise Water leakage is a problem that always raises anxiety among property owners. Water leaks are associated with high utility bills and other consequences... Water leaks can cause the destruction of
caesarstone vs granite

Caesarstone vs Granite Countertops: What’s The Deciding Factor?

June 14 2017
Caesarstone vs Granite There's plenty of debate online about caesarstone vs granite countertops. The debate revolves around two different considerations: looks and durability. Both are important factors when choosing one over the other. This
best adjustable wrench

What’s The Best Adjustable Wrench Available Today?

June 6 2017
Best Adjustable Wrench As a plumber, getting the best adjustable wrench is a tiresome exercise, especially if you're based in a heavy-duty environment. As a plumbing supply company, we know this first hand. Wrenches come in various sizes, types,
bamboo cabinetry

Bamboo Cabinetry – Do the Results Measure up to the Hype?

May 26 2017
Bamboo Cabinetry Bamboo cabinetry is one of the latest trends in home improvement. In fact, bamboo in general has recently become very popular in homes and offices across North America. It's not hard to understand why; bamboo cabinetry looks
backflow in plumbing

How to Fix a Backflow in Plumbing – The Top 5 Methods

May 18 2017
Have your water outlets been producing odd looking or strange tasting water lately? This is likely due to a backflow in plumbing. This happens when water pressure in the piping is altered. It may result in an increased flow of water further down
hvac tool kits

HVAC Tool Kits – An Introductory Guide

May 4 2017
HVAC Tool Kits Are you looking for the best way to carry your tools? Whether you're an HVAC professional in need of trade supply or someone just starting out, it can be confusing trying to select the best HVAC tool kits. As a HVAC professional
air lock in pipes

How to Fix an Air Lock in Pipes and Have Free Flowing Water Again

April 26 2017
Air Lock In Pipes Have you noticed your water running slower than usual? There can be a few reasons for low water pressure, and one that is commonly overlooked is an air lock in pipes. But this annoyance can become a real problem if it isn't
bathroom vanity top materials

Bathroom Vanity Top Materials: Prices, Pros and Cons

April 17 2017
Air Lock In Pipes Bathroom vanity top materials refer to the materials used for your bathroom sink/basin, countertop and the surrounding storage area. Bathroom vanity tops come in different shapes, sizes, styles, and designs depending on the
oak bathroom furniture

Use Oak Furniture to Make Your Bathroom Design Rich

April 6 2017
Bathroom Vanity Top Materials Oak Wood Furniture: Choices In Abundance Creating a rich design for your bathroom is all about having choices, and nothing gives you more choices than oak bathroom furniture. Depending on your personal tastes,
sewer line inspection

Why a Sewer Line Inspection is Mandatory for a New Homeowner

March 30 2017
Sewer Line Inspection Many people don't think about inspecting the sewer and septic system before buying a home. After all, living with a properly working septic system conditions us to view it as "out of sight and out of mind." However, getting a
modern kitchen renovation

Why Your Kitchen is Worth Updating

March 17 2017
Modern Kitchen Renovation When homeowners entertained back in the 1950's, most party guests mainly socialized in the living room. Kitchens were not a place for conversation, in fact, they were typically located in the back of the house and had
indoor hot tub installation

Questions to Answer Before an Indoor Hot Tub Installation

March 10 2017
Indoor Hot Tub Installation Today’s homeowners are always looking for ways to improve their home’s resale value – and that is certainly wise. For some who can afford it, adding a luxury upgrade can not only add tremendous value, but can be
buy a vanity

Selecting the Right Bathroom Vanities or Storage Cabinets

February 28 2017
Buy a Vanity Today’s homeowners are looking to update their bathrooms with a new vanity or bathroom cabinets. Before you start the process and buy a vanity, there are three main things to consider: practicality, design and
Mold In Ducts

Mold In Ducts – Homeowners Should Inspect Their Ductwork for Mold Growth on a Regular Basis

February 13 2017
Mold In Ducts You’d think it’d be easy to inspect the duct work for your heating/cooling system for mold growth. Typically, if you don’t see or smell mold you probably don’t have a mold problem. But sometimes it grows in hard to see or
pipe damage

Know the Signs of a Failing Sewer Pipe/Pipe Damage

February 7 2017
Pipe Damage An efficient, well-maintained plumbing system supports many different functions in your home. As your home ages, it’s best to monitor the wear and tear on your entire plumbing system – especially your sewer pipe. These are the

The Advantages of Water-Efficient Plumbing Fixtures

January 31 2017
Water-Efficient Plumbing The plumbing fixtures that exist today are not only more sophisticated, but they are able to perform at a higher standard of efficiency. As expected, water-saving toilets, faucets and shower heads have now become the
Most Common Plumbing Problems

Top Five Most Common Plumbing Problems

January 24 2017
Most Common Plumbing Problems Almost every homeowner will face a variety of issues with plumbing at one time or another. Handling the smaller plumbing repairs, like changing a toilet handle or changing a washer can be fixed easily. But the more
oil to gas conversion arrows

Oil to Gas Conversion Can Save Money on Heating Costs

January 10 2017
Oil To Gas Conversion For any homeowner, the choice to convert a heating system from oil-based to gas-based is prudent. There are many important benefits of an oil to gas conversion: such as cost savings, environmental protection and operational
plumbing issues

Plumbing Issues – Knowing When to Replace Your Plumbing System Components

December 27 2016
Plumbing Issues Most homeowners can’t always anticipate when they’ll have to deal with plumbing issues. There’s always the clogged toilet or the leaky faucet, but what if you’re dealing with more urgent problems? There’s one way to limit
old heating system

Is Your Old Heating System Prepared For The Winter?

December 13 2016
Old Heating System Cold weather may bring about potential issues in your home, but an old heating system is probably one of the most crucial systems to worry about. There are certain steps you should take if you want your home heating system to
energy saving techniques

Become More Energy Efficient and Save With LED Lighting Systems

December 5 2016
Energy Saving Techniques The future brings much economic uncertainty and most businesses are tightening their belts to make sure they are saving as much as possible. Part of that savings strategy includes energy saving techniques like making
reasons for low water pressure

Reasons For Low Water Pressure

November 30 2016
Common Reasons for Low Water Pressure Some people can live without caffeine, but most people can’t do without a good shower in the morning. It is frustrating when you turn on the faucet in the shower and only a little stream of water comes out of
high energy bills

How to Cut Down on Energy Costs for Your Home or Business

November 22 2016
High Energy Bills Today’s energy prices continue to rise and with a new administration in place, there’s no way to predict how much higher they’ll go. Good news is, there are energy-saving opportunities that currently exist in your home or
heating equipment

It’s Easy to Upgrade Your Heating Equipment for Winter

November 14 2016
Heating Equipment Everyone deserves home heating equipment that works efficiently and upgrading your system is easier than you think. Here are some smart steps you can take to be sure it gets done right: Get an energy assessment done. Hire an