When your home is flooding because of a burst pipe, your mind might be scrambled and overwhelmed with everything you need to do in a short period of time. You can minimize the risk of personal injury and stop the spread of damage if you know what to do and how to do it in a quick, efficient manner. Here's what every homeowner should know about responding to burst pipes.
13 October 2017
The key to having a home that runs smoothly may rest on the expertise of a plumber at various times. This professional is trained to assist in either minor or major repairs that are necessary around your property. There are numerous things a plumber can do and be aware of what some of these are may be extremely helpful to you. Unfreeze pipes One of the last things you may want to face is waking up to pipes that have frozen overnight.
11 October 2017
Home water filters, like their name would suggest, are appliances that can be attached to your home's plumbing to filter out bacteria and other contaminants from your water supply. They can help ensure that you've got access to clean drinking and cooking water no matter what. However, there are several different types of water filters available on the market, each of which operates slightly differently to accomplish the same function. Understanding what the differences are between the available types of water filters can help you pick the one that is the best fit for your needs.
10 October 2017
Your home's drains are one of the most important parts of the plumbing system. As such, they need to be properly cared for. Even with routine maintenance, the drains can experience an occasional clog. When this happens, you need to take care of it quickly to avoid further problems. If your drains are clogged, here is what you need to know about drain cleaning. Is It a Clog? Sometimes, the drain is not to fault for problems that are occurring with your plumbing system.
10 October 2017
Even though you might have heard of HVAC maintenance plans, you may have never known that plumbers often offer similar types of plans. If you choose to sign up for a plumbing maintenance plan, you will have to pay a monthly fee to your chosen plumbing company. Then, when you need plumbing services, you will be able to call a plumber to come out and look at the problem. These are a few reasons why you should consider signing up for one of these plans:
7 October 2017
You may have a section of galvanized pipe that is blocking the flow of water to a specific component such as a sink or shower, reducing the water pressure to a mere trickle. Although this is likely a harbinger of things to come and a sign that most or all of your galvanized supply lines will need to be replaced, you may not be ready for such an undertaking at the present moment, and just need to increase the flow at the compromised area.
6 October 2017
One of the most common problems with household plumbing is clogged plumbing drains. The pipes get clogged due to different causes, but often good practices like not putting grease down a kitchen sink can help prevent problems with the plumbing. Other improvements like root barriers or trap cleanouts can help prevent plumbing from becoming clogged. Here are a few tips that will help prevent problems with clogged plumbing in your home:
4 October 2017
Now that it's getting cooler outside, have you realized that your water heater is starting to fail? Are you thinking about replacing the appliance on your own? While you could do that, in theory, it's generally a better idea to leave the installation to a professional. Although this might initially seem like a waste of money, there are a number of reasons why a professional installation is going to be the way to go.
4 October 2017
You may have a single broken pipe or need to replace all or most of the piping in your home. Each of these tasks can be accomplished most easily and inexpensively with Pex pipe. You only need the pipe itself, a few special tools for cutting and connecting it, and some assorted connectors and hangers to do the job. What is Pex Pipe? Pex pipe is a type of reinforced plastic pipe that can be rolled and bent into position as it is installed.
4 October 2017
If you have a water softening system for your home, you will need to pay close attention to the following tips on how to care for it. This way, it will last for as long as possible, continuing to provide you with the best soft water possible. Check The Salt Level Monthly Salt is imperative to the proper functioning of the water softening system. This is something that you will want to check at least once a month.
3 October 2017