When you have a sluggish drain, chances are the last thing on your mind is the thought of plants. But in reality, it's not unheard of for plants to sprout in a drainpipe, potentially causing major drain problems for you. Here's what you should know about this phenomenon. Sprouting Seeds Seeds don't typically sprout in drains, but if the environment is right, they can. For example, if your drain was particularly grungy when seeds fell down it, those seeds may have become stuck to the walls of the pipes.
28 April 2020
If your water heater is no longer getting your water up to sufficient temperatures, it's probably time to order a replacement. When you buy a new water heater, it's smart to take advantage of professional installation services. Here are four things you should ask your plumber when scheduling a water heater installation: 1. Will the plumber remove the old water heater? Water heaters are bulky appliances that can weigh hundreds of pounds.
24 March 2020
Your drains see a lot daily activity, some of which you might not even realize. In addition to the toilet flushes, garbage disposal usage, and washing machine cycles, your drains are also exposed to additional activity throughout the day. Unfortunately, all that activity can wreak havoc on your drains, especially if you do not stay up-to-date on the maintenance. Before you postpone your drain service again, take a look at the reasons you need to schedule it right away.
24 February 2020
When you're trying to do what's best for your home plumbing, it all boils down to the water quality. You'll improve your home water quality when you choose to invest in a water softener system. By looking into one of these systems, you'll rid your water of potentially harsh minerals and contaminants and will protect both your health and your plumbing system. To this end, consider the points in this article so that you can learn more about water softener systems, how they can help you, and how you can get an installation.
25 January 2020
For most people, it might seem crazy to clean a drain that's still running. After all, aren't you drains just fine as long as the water goes down? While a drain that backs up into your sink or bathtub is clearly clogged, this is usually the last in a long series of symptoms indicating a problem with your plumbing. By paying careful attention to the behavior of your drains, you can often spot problems before they led to wet floors, water damage, and huge headaches.
6 January 2020
One of the longest and most important plumbing pipes inside and outside your home is the sewer lateral. The sewer lateral is the gateway between your home and the main sewer line in your city street. If something goes seriously awry with the sewer lateral pipe, it can cause multiple problems throughout your home. Here are signs you might have something wrong with your sewer lateral today. What Types of Tell-tale Plumbing Issues Might You Have?
18 December 2019
Water heaters are funny things. They are not like any other major home appliance you will ever own because they will never last as long you expect them to last. In fact, most new homeowners are surprised at the very short lifespan these appliances have. If you are not sure that your own water heater needs replacing, here are the signs that your water heater replacement is imminent. Your Hot Water Takes Longer to Come out of the Tap Hot
30 October 2019
Your home's plumbing is something that you use on a daily basis. Having reliable plumbing in place is a must. Any issues with your plumbing can make daily tasks such as bathing, washing clothes and dishes, and cooking difficult. While your home's plumbing was likely built to last for a long time, there are situations where you may need to replace portions of your home's plumbing. Whether it's due to old plumbing or a home renovation project, plumbing replacement is something that should be done by a licensed plumber.
9 October 2019
Water can cause a large amount of damage to the house and even make it too unsafe to live in if it is severe enough. If you didn't know that a house had severe water damage until after buying it, the money that you will have to spend toward making repairs is likely more than you intended to put into the investment. However, without the repairs being done, the house might be a wasted investment anyway as water can eventually completely destroy the wooden frame and make it unstable.
12 September 2019
What makes an emergency an emergency is all about timing. Your plumbing was fine, until it wasn't. Now, early on a Saturday morning, you hear water gushing onto your mudroom floor, or you return from sledding to find that your shower is running cold. Here are some tips for diagnosing and fixing common water heater emergencies: Find Out if Your Water Heater is a Gas Supplied Before doing anything, take these steps: 1) Is your pilot light still lit?
27 June 2019