29 December 2015
Having a reliable contractor within your network of contacts is important when your home's air conditioner breaks down. Even then, you might have to endure a stifling temperature inside for a day or two until you can get the unit repaired. Once the unit is back up and running, it's time to introduce some simple measures that will help you have to make another service call in the near future. These three steps can prove effective in your effort to prolong the life of the unit and keep you and your family comfortably cool for years to come.
17 December 2015
You don't need to be a professional plumber to know or suspect a problem with your sewer line. You just have to be alert to the sounds, smells, changes, and looks that point to damaged sewer systems. Here are four signs that mean you should call a plumber to check your sewer line: Slow-Draining Fixtures You should suspect something is wrong if your plumbing fixtures, such as sinks, showers, and tubs are draining slowly than usual.
11 December 2015
Preventing leaks in your house is the best way to ensure that you can avoid water damage. Here are five common leaks that you should learn how to prevent: Washing Machine: The washing machine is susceptible to leaks because of the constant water that is running through the hoses. Due to the water pressure that is put on the hoses, they should be replaced every five years in order to prevent the wear and tear that causes leaks.
3 December 2015
When you turn on your faucet, you don't want to have to think twice about whether or not your water is clean and nontoxic. If you get your water from the municipal public source, chances are it is "treated" with chemicals and disinfectants, and subsidized with controversial substances like fluoride. But when you have well water, maintaining a private well and the quality of water it gives is your responsibility. If water wells are built correctly and placed wisely, they can be a safe and reliable water resource, but the water quality must still be closely monitored.
24 November 2015
As a homeowner, you want to have at least basic knowledge of the plumbing system in your home. One of the areas you should be the most concerned with is the drains in your bathroom and kitchen sinks. These drains are generally where homeowners see the most cause for concern. Caring for them properly, dealing with clogs correctly and preventing clogs all together will help ensure your plumbing stays in good working order.
16 November 2015
The reason for plumbing codes is to ensure that water will be properly supplied to your home and that sewage will be disposed of properly as well. Incorrectly installing elements of your plumbing system can violate the law, which will result in fines and needing to have the plumbing issues repaired to proper plumbing code. That's why plumbing permits exist to ensure the work is done correctly. But are they always necessary?
9 November 2015
A clogged toilet can cause major problems if the toilet backs up into the house and sends raw sewage back up. You need to deal with a blockage immediately and make sure that you break the blockage up before you had a flood of toilet water spilling onto the floor. A toilet flood can cause water damage to the inside of your house and potentially cause damage that will be very costly to repair.