18 February 2016
If the constant dripping of your shower keeps you awake at night, don't put up with it anymore. With a few simple tools and a couple of hours of your time, you can fix that drip. Here are the steps to quiet down that noisy shower. Tools and Supplies for This DIY Project flat-blade screwdriver channellock pliers a couple of rags for clean up From the plumbing supplies or home improvement store:
1 February 2016
You expect the heat in your home to be evenly distributed throughout the house. But, that does not mean that something can't go wrong. The following guide may help you understand why one room is cooler than the rest of your home. Why Is It Cooler In One Part Of Your Home? There are a lot of reasons why one room could be slightly cooler than the rest of your home, and the following 2 reasons could be easily fixed:
1 February 2016
You may never think about your plumbing system until it gives you problems, but by then it's usually too late to do anything but call in a professional plumber for help. Your home's plumbing system is actually relatively simple and straightforward, and knowing about a few easy-to-avoid issues in advance could save you time and money down the road. Read on to learn about the five common plumbing issues can can be easily avoided.
22 January 2016
If you have been told the reason your hot water tank isn't working great is because it needs a lot of repairs, and you don't know if you should spend the money, there are some important things to consider. It may not be worth putting money into an old traditional water heater if your unit is ready to be replaced. You'll want to talk with a water heater installation professional about the cost of the repairs, and how much longer they think your water heater could last.
14 January 2016
If your old hot water heater has seen better days, you may have considered getting a replacement before the old one breaks down. There are new types of hot water heaters that run on solar energy that can be a viable option. While the hot water heater will cost more money initially, it can save you money over time. Cost savings are not the only reason to consider a tank though.
7 January 2016
Water pipes in your home are vulnerable to freezing and breaking during winter. Water leaks from frozen piping can flood your basement, damage floor joists or even encourage the growth of mold in your home. Insulating your pipes and ensuring that all your pipes are inspected for leaks prior to plummeting temperatures can help avoid such catastrophic damage to your plumbing system. Unfortunately, an unoccupied home is at a higher risk of plumbing damage during winter, as there won't be anyone around to keep watch for leaks or any other damage to the pipes.
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.