Among the buzz words in building and remodeling circles is the concept of the tankless water heater – a unit that warms incoming water without the need for a large-capacity attached storage tank. Often touted for “instant hot water” – which is doesn’t really provide – a tankless system has limitations. Hard water is one of its major challenges, and it is a fact of life in Cross Plains WI and the sReadmore
In the aftermath of this year’s flooding rains, water well testing provides peace of mind and promotes family health. If there’s any doubt that your Southern Wisconsin well’s water quality has been compromised get it tested and treated now. While precautions can be taken to protect your rural well from contamination, the only way to be sure if you have doubts – or signs that water is changing – isReadmore
Winter in Wisconsin possess challenges to homeowners relying upon a water well to serve their Cross Plains WI area home. The extreme temperature common in January and February needn’t pose a threat. Plan ahead and winterize pumps and plumbing systems and avoid frozen pipes and pump issues.
There are three common concerns as winter approaches:
Frozen pipes in the plumbing – a residential weReadmore
An underground sprinkler system for lawn irrigation is attractive and efficient. Where municipal water is available, it’s an easy installation. In rural areas around Cross Plains WI and nearby communities where water wells are relied upon, there are limitations. But, done right in-ground irrigation can be achieved using your rural Wisconsin water source.
There are two key considerations before Readmore
When you decide to add an island to your kitchen a logical question is: Do I want a kitchen island sink? Including a small, prep sink or specialty sink in your island as part of a kitchen remodel is often debated. Once you agree that a second sink is a valuable addition to your Middleton WI home, the key step is selecting the right one. There’s no right sink for every installation. The choice mustReadmore
Knowing you have a battery backup pump connected to the sump system in your basement provides peace of mind when flooding rains cover the region. In later summer 2018 many local residents congratulated themselves on the foresight to install a battery backup system – while others lamented not having a backup when their Cross Plains WI or Middleton WI sump pump failed.
The urgency in times of strReadmore
Hard water residue on kitchen and bathroom fixtures ruins the aesthetics and reduces the function of the room. Hard water deposits are common in the Middleton and Cross Plains WI area and hard water damage is a reoccurring concern.
The soluble minerals in water cause the crusty formations. Municipal water treatment plants remove most of minerals from water but they do not remove them all. WithoReadmore
Routine plumbing inspections protect the elaborate collection of pipes, connections, fixtures and appliances making up your plumbing. That system represent as much as 15% of a home’s total value – an investment worth protecting. Simple drain maintenance goes a long way in homes of varying ages like those in the Cross Plains WI and Middleton WI area.
Clean, fresh, available water is vital to a hReadmore
Sump pumps are critical elements guarding against water damage from heavy rains, snow-melt and local flooding. Regular checks making sure pumps are operational save hours of distress when the spring and summer downpours arrive in Cross Plains WI and the surrounding area. Pumps must work on demand, day and night. When they don’t, sump pump troubleshooting is required to protect belongings and your Readmore
Choosing bathroom fixtures to compliment your bathroom remodel plans requires thought and research. There are many options and variations available to add style and function to your home in Cross Plains WI and through the region. There are styles, colors, textures and engineering features for shower heads and faucet, sink and related faucets. Within styles there are subtle differences – brushed vsReadmore