Owning a home is a great thing; being able to do with your house as you wish without any restrictions, not having to pay rent every month… it is indeed a dream come true for many. However, it also comes with lots of responsibilities. You need to do your best to keep everything in your home in good condition as this will help you avoid having to pay for unnecessary repairs and replacements every so often. Many homeowners neglect their plumbing system and only realize how much they take it for granted when something goes wrong. Imagine opening your tap only to find that the water coming out is brown, or walking into a stinky, flooded house. Nobody wants to deal with such issues. This is why you need to give your plumbing system the attention it deserves. Read on to find out how to take good care of your plumbing system. Continue reading
Toilet clogs tend to occur at the most inopportune of moments. While the signs might be clear, most of us will still be caught unawares. Clogged toilets can have long-lasting effects on your health, comfort, and finances. As such, this is a problem that needs to be dealt with in a timely and appropriate manner.
Although time will most likely be of the essence, you can clear most toilet clogs yourself. You only need to know how. Here are 10 most useful toilet unclogging tools and how each one works. Continue reading
Everyone is aware of the major plumbing fixtures such as sinks, toilets, and bathtubs, but not many realize that these are not even the important fixtures. The vital features are often unseen yet play a vital role in ensuring the major fixtures are working correctly. Say you are a first time home owner and you are looking to update your bathroom, what are some of the features and fixtures to be on the lookout for, which will thus inform your new design?
1. Water Main Valve
This is the main shutoff valve for the entire house as it regulates all water flowing indoors. It is normally located in the crawlspace, basement or behind access panels and its primary purpose is to shut off all water supply within the home instantly. This is, in fact, the one valve whose location you should immediately establish soon as you move into a new home. Continue reading
The work of the plumbers is perhaps the most challenging work as they need to have the right experience, knowledge and problem solving skills to diagnose and troubleshoot any drainage system related problem. In fact professional Continue reading
The worst damage your pipes and your home can incur involve freezing weather and flooding issues. However, there are a number of ways winter can bring on these two issues in the house and outside of it. Consider how the winter weather can cause damage, and avoid it before it occurs.
The Kitchen Sink
Many homes have kitchen sinks that share an outside wall. This is done in an effort for people to gaze out their window, but it can quickly lead to frozen pipes. Kitchen sinks typically have cabinets that cover the piping. While the rest of the home is being heated by the heater or fireplace, the area behind the cabinets are not. Should the temperature fall below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, this will cause these pipes to freeze, and they will back up. Leaving cabinets open for a period of time helps to avoid this issue. Also, it’s worth it to note that insulation should be done between the pipes and the wall to separate the pipes from cold temperatures, but do not attempt to insulate pipes from receiving warm temperatures. Use of heat tape is also helpful. Continue reading