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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
15 July 2015
If you're looking for ways to reduce your energy consumption and your monthly utility bills, as many families are, you may have considered switching your traditional water heating system for a solar-powered system. Such systems collect (free) energy from the sun's rays and use it to power a water heater. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, this type of system can save the average homeowner up to 50 percent on their water heating bill.