Should I Have My Water Tested?

This answer can depend on many factors including your health and the health of your family. Knowing basic facts before testing your water can be very helpful.

Problems such as illness, taste, color, odor, staining of clothes or fixtures can be signs of possible water quality problems.

Inspect Home After a Winter Storm

After the recent snowstorm in Richmond and Chesterfield, VA that brought over a foot of snow in some places homeowners are now faced with the task of inspecting their homes for potential damages. The most important places to check are listed below to inspect your home.

Winter Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips

If you aren’t prepared for the winter, your home and wallet could pay a big price. Learn from Mike Wilson Plumbing about frozen pipe prevention from this winter.

The winter months can cause stress on your pipes due to holidays and weather. Plumbing problems can occur due to seasonal festivities, winter temperatures or travel.

Maintaining Septic System

Septic tanks are out of sight and out of mind for most homeowners. Homeowners rely on a septic system to treat and dispose of household water. This makes it a very important part of your home. Proper operation and maintenance can have a big impact on how long it lasts and how it works.

Foods to Avoid in Your Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals are a holiday cooks' best friend when it comes to getting rid of a variety of food scraps and waste that could otherwise create unpleasant smells in the kitchen. However, it is important to know that many foods can actually damage your disposal and cause it to become useless.

Why Hurricane Plumbing Prevention is Important

Living in Richmond, Virginia and surrounding areas, means enjoying four seasons, including the occasional hazardous weather due to hurricanes. There are a few things you can do to ensure about plumbing prevention during hurricane season.

To begin, since flooding is likely to happen, it’s a good idea to have a sump pump installed in your basement.

3 Questions Business Owners Should Ask Commercial Plumbers

For business owners who rely on subcontractors to provide the best products and the most effective and accurate installation, how do they determine the best installer/plumber for their project? What questions they should ask commercial plumbers

PEX piping is gaining popularity in commercial projects and plumbers are moving away from old, less efficient methods of installation with CPVC and copper materials to more effective, timesaving methods like PEX piping.

How Plumbing Impacts Insurance Premiums

Purchasing your home is expensive-mortgage, utilities, improvements, and insurance can stretch your budget to the limit. Homeowner’s insurance is a necessity due to protecting against and limiting your exposure to disasters, and protecting your assets, but can be expensive upfront.

Signs You Need a New Water Heater

Your home’s water heater is the most expensive component of your plumbing system. Checking for simple problems can sometimes help determine if a new water heater is needed and if it’s time to call a professional plumber. If you experience any of the following issues, or have questions regarding your water heater, call Mike Wilson Plumbing for expert water heater advice, installation and repair in Midlothian and Chesterfield, VA at (804) 641-6570 or visit www.