If your home has a musty odor and your water bill keeps getting higher, you could have a hidden water leak. You can tell if a leak is in your plumbing rather than from a damaged roof by checking your water meter. If the meter moves when all the water is turned off, then water is leaking out of a pipe somewhere. However, it's also possible the leak is in a drain and the water is just leaking occasionally, such as when you run water in a sink.
14 April 2018
There are many systems within your home that you rely upon every day to make your life easier, cleaner, and more comfortable. Your home's sewer and HVAC are both important home systems of your daily life, and it is a good idea to check into and take care of any potential problems before they grow larger and cause expensive damage and service calls for repairs. Here are some tips to help you handle maintenance and recognize common problems and your options for repairing them.
4 April 2018
When you are ready for a complete plumbing system to be installed in your home, there are choices of different materials. For water lines, you may want to consider PVC or modern plastic materials to cut costs. There are also different types of materials used for various sewer installations. Here are some of the different choices of materials for your plumbing system installations. 1. CPVC Choices for Hot and Cold-Water Lines for Potable Uses
16 March 2018
Your water heater is one of the most important parts of your home's plumbing system. Without a properly functioning water heater, you may be left unable to properly clean your dishes, your clothes, and even yourself. Fortunately, there are a couple of warning signs of failure that a water heater will begin to exhibit as it experiences excessive wear and age. Keeping a close watch for these signs can allow you to contact a plumber at the first sign of trouble, mitigating the chance that you experience any sort of disruption to your home's plumbing system.
2 March 2018
There are numerous reasons you need to keep your plumbing drains clean at all times. For example, it will prevent foul odors from developing in the drains, prolong the life of the plumbing system, and prevent drain blockages. Here are some of the common methods you can use to keep the drains clean. Using Chemicals One of the most common methods of cleaning drains involves pouring chemicals down the drain. The chemicals work by breaking down the debris clogging the pipes so that they can be carried away by water.
25 January 2018
If your child has a playhouse outside, then you might want to do what you can to keep the playhouse nice and warm during the winter. After all, this can help you keep your child safe from the elements during the winter and can encourage him or her to still play and have fun when the weather isn't the best. These are a few tips that can help you ensure that your child's playhouse is nice and warm all winter long.
12 January 2018
The winter is definitely one time you do not want your home's hot water heater to fail. Not only will you have to take a cold shower with the cold weather, but there is a chance that your water pipes can freeze without the hot water running through your home. Here are some things to do to get the hot water tank in good condition prior to winter. Inspect the Bottom of the Tank
11 December 2017
The key to having the least amount of stress in life may rest in ensuring your home is in the best condition. You will want to be certain to have all of your plumbing needs met, and there are many times you may need to rely on a plumber to assist you. It's a great idea to know precisely how this professional can help you with various plumbing projects you may need to get completed.
8 August 2017
Traditional furnaces were designed in a time when the government did not have regulations on the minimum efficiency of a furnace. Thus, an older furnace can be as little as 56% efficient. In other words, for every dollar you spend on heating your home forty-four cents are wasted. While modern furnaces can be as much as 98% efficient, you may consider going with a non-traditional option such as in-floor heating to get even better results.
2 August 2017
Summer is in full-swing. If you're in the middle of heatwave, you want to stay as cool as possible. Unfortunately, that's not always possible, especially when your air conditioner chooses the hottest part of the summer to break down. Luckily, there are a few tell-tale signs your air conditioner might present you with that will help you identify potential problems before they lead to full-fledged malfunction. To make sure your air conditioner doesn't experience a full-blown breakdown this summer, here are four issues you should be on the lookout for.
26 July 2017