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Veterans Day 2013

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On November 11, 2013
Veterans Day 2013 is here. Veterans Day began as Armistice Day to honor WWI veterans.  It marked the end of WWI when hostilities formally ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.  In 1945 a WWII veteran had the idea to expand Armistice Day in honor of all […]
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Thanksgiving – Have a Potluck

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On November 8, 2013
Host a potluck Thanksgiving meal, you don’t have to be the “Hostess with the Mostest”. We all know how very expensive that meal can be.  You provide the turkey and invite friends and family to each bring a dish. This way everyone saves a little money in the current economic climate.  Collaborate with your guests to make sure […]
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Common Plumbing Problems #3 – Blocked Toilet

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On November 7, 2013
A blocked toilet can be cleared in a few simple steps. Try these steps before you may have to call a pro.  You will need: a plunger, a bucket, towels/rags, and possibly a toilet auger.  Ask the family if anyone is guilty of flushing the wrong items down the toilet, then get to work. Place rags & towels around the […]
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Common Plumbing Problems #2 – Clogged Drain

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On November 6, 2013
Many times you can fix a clogged drain using items you already have in your home.  Remove the drain strainer and use a plunger to force the clog out. Add water around the plunger head to create suction.  If the clog remains, try using a plumbing snake.  Push the cable into the drain while turning […]
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Common Plumbing Problems – #1

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On November 5, 2013
A common household plumbing problem is the leaky faucet.  A drip is caused by seepage from the water supply.  Water enters your home under pressure and must have a watertight seal holding back the incoming water.  The seal is created by a washer tightly pressed against the faucet seat.  When the washer wears out, water can leak through and […]
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Common Plumbing Problems

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On November 4, 2013
Plumbing problems can happen even with the best-kept homes.  If you’re not a plumber it is still possible to fix some plumbing problems without having to call a plumber.  There are five basic plumbing problems you can fix yourself.  1- Leaky faucet: it may just need the washers replaced. 2- Clogged drain: the household plunger might work on […]
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Clean Your Oven Without Toxic Chemicals

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On November 1, 2013
Clean your oven without toxic chemicals by using: baking soda, table salt, dish soap, and water. You will also need a spray bottle, rubber gloves, plastic scraper, a bowl, and sponge.  Mix 1  cup baking soda, 1/3 cup of salt and 1/3 cup water.  Remove the racks and spray with water.  Spread the salt mixture on entire oven interior.  […]
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Halloween Safety

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 31, 2013
Halloween Safety is pertinent to your child having fun tonight: * 12 yrs. and under should be with an adult  * Drive slowly * Walk on paths and sidewalks * Use reflective clothing, glow sticks and flashlights * Only go to homes with lights on and well-lit streets * Trick or treat in familiar neighborhoods * […]
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Water Heater Safety

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 30, 2013
Your hot water heater could be overheating if you ever experience steam or boiling water coming out of your hot water faucets. You should shut the water heater off ASAP. Then call De Hart Plumbing to come have a look at it and see what the next steps are to having safe, not scalding hot water.
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