Articles by Mike

Proper use of a garbage disposer

There are many conflicting opinions concerning the proper use of a garbage disposer (garbage disposal). Mike’s advice is valuable (considering his forty years of experience solving plumbing problems). This is a free sample of the type of advice you will find in Mike’s book (OnlinePlumbingAdvice.com). When possible put garbage in…


What are E-Books? What are Kindle Books?

What are e-books ?             What are Kindle Books? What does this have to do with plumbing? An electronic book is usually referred to as an ebook (e-book, e book or Ebook). A Kindle book is an e-book that can be downloaded from Amazon.com. Later I will explain how e-books provide the…


The Bottom Line is Personal

The bottom line is personal when you rely on expert opinions to help you make smart decisions. The bottom line is equally important whether you search for trustworthy expert opinions for personal decisions or business decisions. If you want to focus on smart research, the bottom line is; focus on…


Media producer advice

Media producer advice is not intended to offend anyone. Mike Quick’s book OnlinePlumbingAdvice.com provides media producer advice aimed at improving content. Media Problems: “Garbage in, Garbage Out” I monitor as much plumbing advice for home owners as I can. I review plumbing books, television shows, radio shows, and other media….


Clothes Dryer Dangers

Warning, clothes dryers can cause some not so obvious dangers: Fire, airflow and floating flames are just a few dangers.         I have seen and heard lots of things working in homes for over 40 years. My book (OnlinePlumbingAdvice.com) and my websites provide me the opportunity to present what I think…


Hole in Copper Water Pipe

This article is about a small hole in copper water pipe. A small hole in copper water pipe is often referred to as a pin hole leak. More information concerning holes in copper water pipe is available in the book  OnlinePlumbingAdvice.com. A pin hole in copper water pipe Usually, a…


Toilet Not Flushing

Toilet not Flushing? This is a sample of some details Mike provides in his book: OnlinePlumbingAdvice.com Toilet not flushing or a slow flushing toilet? Mike is here to help save you money, avoid aggravation and maintain healthy living conditions. Toilet not flushing or toilet flushing slow: First I will provide…


Testing a Bathtub for Leaks

Testing a Bathtub for Leaks Below (Note: More advice is available in the book OnlinePlumbingAdvice.com) It is important to start with a dry area before testing a bathtub for leaks. If leaky tile grout, leaky caulking, a plumbing leak above, or some other leak runs down to plumbing connections, people…


Testing for Toilet Leaks

Testing a Toilet for Leaks to the Floor (Note: More advice and information is available in the book OnlinePlumbingAdvice.com) Systematic testing is the key to testing for toilet leaks. Dry finger test the bottom of the tank. Dry finger test around the high areas of the bowl and high area…