When you experience a stopped up drain, you may want to fix the problem yourself, and there are a few ways to go about it. But it is best to call a plumber to unclog your drain. The following are four reasons this is a good idea. A plumber will clean the entire drain line It is possible that you can correct the problem with a product found at your local supermarket, but if it works, this will usually be a temporary solution.
21 September 2016
When people think about summer-related issues that merit calling an expert, the air conditioner tends to be the first thing that comes to mind. What some homeowners do not realize is that summer temperatures can have a pretty negative impact on plumbing as well. In fact, here are a few ways the summer temperatures could be hurting your plumbing. Backyard Parties Result In Clogs For most people in the United States, summertime means more barbecues, cookouts, and family reunions.
19 September 2016
The hoses that supply the hot and cold water to your clothes washer may have been quietly doing their jobs for many years without any issues. Why should they be replaced if they show no obvious signs of wear or leaking? Unfortunately, supply hoses may not show bulges or minor leaks before bursting and spilling their contents into the room in which the washer is located. Because supply hoses are pressurized, water will continue to flow from a burst hose until the supply valve that controls the flow of water to the hose is shut off.
19 September 2016
Waiting for the heating contractors to come when your furnace is broken is rarely fun, especially when it's cold outside. Following these tips to stay warm can help the time pass more quickly. Weatherize If you didn't weatherize your home when the cold weather began, now is the time. If you don't have weather stripping and caulk to seal your home, some temporary weatherizing measures will help keep in the warm air.
16 September 2016
If you live in a rural area with above-ground electric lines, you may find yourself dealing with frequent power outages as storms or farm equipment damage nearby power lines. For homes that also have well water, power outages can cut off your access to clean water and even prevent you from flushing your toilets. What can you do to keep your well pump operating during power outages -- and if you can't afford a generator, is there anything you can do to prevent damage to your well pump from regular cycling on and off?
16 September 2016
Access to indoor plumbing is a modern luxury that many people take for granted. If your home relies on a septic system to carry waste away from your home, you know how important it can be to ensure that your system is working properly. Heavy rainfall that completely saturates the ground can pose a problem for septic tank users. If you live in an area where the rainy season is significant, there are some special considerations you should keep in mind in order to get your septic tank through the rainy season unscathed.
5 August 2016
Does something taste funny when you get water out of the sink, and you've noticed that some of your clothes or appliances are staining? If so, it sounds like you have a problem with the water in your home and how pure it is when it comes through the lines. It doesn't matter if you have city water or well water, there could be a variety of hard minerals that could be causing the staining.
3 June 2016