November 13th, 2017
Water heaters last quite a while, with proper care and maintenance. They won’t last forever, though, which means that sooner or later you’re going to have to replace yours. If you’re not sure whether or not your water heater can survive another year, have a look at some of the symptoms below. Each water heater is a bit different, and you should consult with a professional before making any significant decisions about replacing the system. Still, these will help you get started.
October 30th, 2017
The bathroom is one of the rooms in the house that few people ever think too much about, but on which everyone relies on a daily basis. Think about it. How many times a day do you use the bathroom without really paying attention to the room itself? Most people have simply gotten to the point where they take it for granted. Because of this, they don’t realize some of the ways that they could actually significantly improve both the aesthetics and the operation of the room. Have a look at some of the options you can use to take advantage of bathroom plumbing.
October 16th, 2017
Whether you get your water from the city in which you live, or from some other source, all water that flows into your home moves through the water line. If the water line is in poor condition, the rest of your plumbing system will suffer as well. Obviously, you don’t want your entire plumbing system to start malfunctioning. So, the thing to do is to make sure that your water line stays in good condition. Read on to find out more about how to maintain your water line.
October 2nd, 2017
If you get your water from the city water main, you probably know that it goes through a treatment plant before it reaches your home. All kinds of harmful elements and germs can be found in natural water, which is what the treatment plant is there to remove. Now, some cities are better about removing contaminants than others. No city, though, can completely remove all potentially harmful materials from its water supply. There is always a chance that some trace particles will escape the treatment process, and end up in your home.
If you really want to protect your water supply from these kinds of contaminants, the best thing to do is to install a water treatment system. Some plumbing systems need whole house water treatment systems more than others, especially if they are experiencing symptoms like those listed below.
September 18th, 2017
One of the biggest issues with plumbing systems is their tendency to develop problems without any warning. Not that plumbing issues tend to suddenly jump out and ruin the system (though sometimes that does happen). It’s more that plumbing issues develop slowly, subtly, without being noticed by homeowners.
Without professional training and equipment, most of these issues will go unnoticed until they develop far enough to cause serious issues. By the time you notice them, they will cost a lot more to repair than if they had been caught earlier. There are ways to detect plumbing issues a bit earlier, though, if you know what to look for. Let’s go over some of the ways you can identify whether or not you need professional plumbing services quickly.
September 4th, 2017
Water heaters are built to last, even under extreme pressure. Which is good, because the water heater is one of the hardest working appliances in the average home. If you have a tank water heater, as most people do, then your system never really turns off. It operates in some capacity at all times, 24/7, in order to maintain a standing supply of hot water for whenever you need it. All that use can create a lot of problems over the years, which is why it’s a good idea to make sure you’re familiar with the warning signs that you need to call for repairs.
August 21st, 2017
Water heaters are built to last, but they’re not immune to problems. Years of wear and tear from normal use will, sooner or later, cause problems to crop up. Professional preventive maintenance goes a long way towards lowering the chances of problems developing. Still, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the signs that your water heater is in trouble. The faster you can tell that your water heater is in trouble. The faster you can have it repaired and the better off it will be.
August 7th, 2017
There are two things that you need to know about drain cleaning. The first thing is that it’s necessary to keep your drain and sewer system in good condition. You should be scheduling cleaning for your drain and sewer system at least once every year. This prevents clogs from forming, removes any blockages that might already be present in the system, and generally keeps things flowing smoothly.
The second thing that you need to know about drain cleaning is that you should always have a professional handle it for you. Store bought drain cleaners are effective, but the reason they are is because they use lots of corrosive chemicals. Aside from being potentially dangerous to handle, these chemicals corrode the very pipes that they’re supposed to be helping, causing them to require replacement potentially years sooner than they otherwise would have.
Professional plumbers use non-corrosive methods for drain cleaning, which is why it’s a good idea to trust them to take care of yours. If you’re curious about the specific techniques used for professional drain cleaning, take a look below.
July 24th, 2017
If you take proper care of your water heater, you can expect to get quite a few years of service out of it. Eventually, though, you’re going to need to replace the system with a new one. You probably don’t want to wait for the system to fail completely before replacing it, as that could potentially leave you without hot water for an extended period of time. Instead, you should familiarize yourself with the signs that your water heater is getting close to the end of its life. That way, you can replace the system with a new one before it gives out. If your water heater is manifesting symptoms similar to those below, consider replacing it.
July 10th, 2017
Summer is the most stressful time of year for air conditioning systems. More demand on the air conditioner means more wear and tear, which means a higher chance for problems to develop. As you rely on your air conditioner to keep cool over the next several months, you need to keep an eye out for any signs that the system is in need of repairs. One of the easiest ways to tell that your air conditioner is experiencing issues is the presence of unusual noises. Call for repairs if your air conditioner is making noises like those listed below.