Finding Plumbing Issues Early

  • Three Tips To Help Avoid Expensive Septic System Problems And Repairs

    28 July 2015

    If your home has a septic system, maintenance is important. Lack of maintenance can lead to problems with the septic lines and plumbing in your home. The tank needs to be pumped regular, but you can also avoid problems by watching water usage, not using chemicals or even using greywater for irrigation. If you want to avoid those costly septic system repairs, here are some tips that can help: 1. Regular Pumping Of Your Septic System

  • Replacing Your Kitchen Garbage Disposal Unit

    27 July 2015

    Your garbage disposer has become noisy and it may take two or three tries to get food to go down it. It's time to replace that unit and, if you buy the same model, you can do the replacement yourself. If you buy a different brand or model, or you're uncomfortable working with plumbing and electricity, have a plumbing service come out and do the work. If you're a DIY kind of homeowner, here are the steps to replace that old disposal unit.

  • Tips to Tackle That Leaky Toilet Base

    23 July 2015

    If you've been finding water accumulating around the base of the toilet, there's a good chance that the wax ring beneath the toilet base is leaking. Since leaks like this are both wasteful and potentially damaging to the floors, it's important to address the issue as soon as possible. You can call a local plumber to make the change for you, or you can replace it on your own. Here's a look at what you should know to tackle the job yourself.

  • 3 Budget-Friendly Ways To Fix A Clogged Drain

    22 July 2015

    A clogged drain in your shower or sink is a common household issue that you'll likely encounter sometime in the future if you haven't already. Although it's often ideal to handle such a problem by calling a licensed plumber and arranging a visit, you can also roll up your sleeves and tackle the issue yourself. If you're on a budget, there are a number of ways you can address a clogged drain without spending much money.

  • 3 Common Problems With Heat Pumps

    21 July 2015

    Your heat pump helps to keep your home cool in the summer months and warms it up in the winter months. When your heat pump is not working, there are several reasons it could be on the fritz. Here are some common problems that can occur with your heat pump and the possible causes. The Heat Pump Is Not Cooling When the heat pump is blowing air, but it is not cooled air, it is possible the problem is as simple as a need to change the filter or clean the indoor coil.

  • 3 Potential Causes For Smelly Drains In Your Home – And How To Check

    21 July 2015

    Have one or more drains in your home started giving off a funky smell? The cause could range from the harmless to potentially harmful sewer gases so it's important to identify the cause. There are a few places you can check to start, but if you don't feel comfortable performing these checks yourself, call a plumbing services company, such as ACC Drain & Sewer, in for assistance. You might need the plumber for the fix, anyway.

  • Finding the Source of a Water Leak in Your Home

    20 July 2015

    Finding out where a leak is located is half the battle in having it repaired. Here is how to check your meter to see if there is a leakage problem along with some spots to check for leaking, saving you time for a plumber to do the work. This in turn saves you money on the labor charge for having a professional find the leak. Testing Your Meter The first step you should do when you suspect a water leak, is to check to see if your meter continues to run when you are not using any water at all.