Frozen pipes can be a real problem. When pipes are exposed to a cold enough temperature, the water within them can freeze. This means you can’t get water out of your faucets when you need it. But worse, frozen pipes can also burst, resulting in thousands of dollars worth of damage to your home and possessions. Fortunately, with some preparation, this whole mess can be avoided.
Bathroom plumbing is a system in your home that follows the basic laws of physics to make your life cleaner and easier. It’s essentially the cardiovascular system of your home, with multiple veins constantly circulating water in and out to keep the “heart” of your home consistently pumping and efficient.
In plumbing, a flush beats a full house every time. The process seems intricate at first, but when broken down, it’s easy to see how certain issues arise and how they can be mitigated for the future.
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Plumbing emergencies are virtually inevitable and extremely common. The important thing is to be prepared ahead of time to mitigate damage to your home. Here are the top five plumbing tips to remember during an emergency.
Hot Water Heater maintenance is probably not the first thing on your mind in the summertime. The fact is, water heaters are needed year-round to heat your water for cleaning your clothes and dishes, cooking, taking baths or showers, and more. Without a water heater, we’d have to manually heat water and forfeit savings from conserved water, energy, and cost savings.
When it comes to a clogged sink, it’s important to understand what steps you need to take to get it unclogged. It’s easy to further damage your home plumbing system when trying to fix your drain on your own. To avoid unnecessary clogs and ruining your pipes here are some facts and fiction about plugged drains:
It’s common to begin on remodeling projects in the summer, when the weather is nice, and it’s easier to transport supplies. Home renovation projects are also a right of passage in home ownership; it’s a great feeling to pick cabinetry, countertops, and fixtures that fit your style. However, it’s what’s underneath all of this that needs more of your attention.
Picture this: it’s the middle of summer, and your air conditioner just stopped working. Chances are you’re already cranky, sweaty, and looking for help. The first question on your mind is: “Is it a simple or costly repair?” Prior to calling a professional you should become familiar with the issue to ensure you're able to accurately describe it prior to the appointment. To help you get to the source of this stressful situation, we have created a list of the top 5 air conditioner problems in houses.
Summer is approaching and your air conditioner isn’t working. While you may not be using it for cooler April and May nights, you want it taken care of so when you do need it, you’re a flip of a switch away from relief. There are dozens of potential reasons your air conditioner is on the fritz: weather/environment, the filter needs to be changed, or maintenance habits. However, there are some common issues homeowners can identify that will help resolve the problem sooner.
April showers bring May flowers - along with pesky spring cleaning chores that many of us put off last spring. As great as warmer weather is, your plumbing can take a hit with spring storms. There are some simple things you can add to your honey-do list this season that will not only ensure your plumbing functions properly but will help save you time and money year-round.
There are dozens of helpful plumbing tips out there but not all of them are as helpful as you may think. In fact, many of those common household tips are actually bad for the wear and tear of your plumbing and the environment. It’s time to stop listening to your neighbor, Bill, for plumbing advice and start listening to the professionals.
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Around this time of year, extreme weather can really put your plumbing to the test. The freezing temperatures can have devastating effects on the efficiency in which your plumbing runs. If not monitored, it can become bothersome to fix. With the right precautions, you can make sure your home plumbing system runs without a hitch, and in turn, saves you the costly repairs.
A bathroom remodel project is a stressful process for any homeowner. The bathroom is an important part of the house and has a variety of purposes. You can use the bathroom as a retreat to soak in the tub, share a vanity with a spouse, or transform it into a family bathroom that several people are able to use.