Do you have a plumbing repair kit in your home to make emergency repairs quickly? Having everything you need in one bucket or box can help you eliminate some of the stress that comes with plumbing emergencies. On this blog, you will find out what you should have in your kit and some basic tips about making these repairs to avoid further damage to your home. It is my hope that you will find more than enough information to keep your home dry, your drains draining, and a peace of mind and lack of stress to tackle these dreaded household occurrences.
14 September 2016
It is important to maintain your home's water heater to keep it running efficiently and last its full expected 15-year lifetime. Draining your water heater to clear out any sediment in its tank can be difficult without knowing the right steps to take. Here are some instructions to help make the process easy to complete. Clean Sediment Annually It is recommended to clean out any sediment inside your water heater once a year. This will help your water heater work more efficiently and save your power bill.
24 August 2016
When you become a homeowner, there are many tasks you need to complete on a continual basis, such as annual inspections of major house structures and appliances. This includes checkups of your heating and air conditioning system. While you may know that you should get your air conditioning system checked in the spring and your heating system inspected in early fall, you may be curious as to exactly what HVAC professionals do during these inspections.
8 August 2016
Holding a large picnic is a great way to celebrate Labor Day with family and friends. As you plan the picnic, you want to limit the mess and chaos to the outside of your home. By cutting off foot traffic into your home, you can prevent extra messes, and you do not need to worry about anyone rummaging through your stuff or exploring different rooms in the home. One of the easiest ways to stop people from entering your home is by providing all of their needs outdoors.
21 June 2016
If you're using a conventional water heater, then sooner or later you may have to deal with lime scale buildup. Over time, naturally occurring lime, calcium and other mineral deposits commonly found in most water supplies can accumulate at the bottom of your water heater tank, making it harder for your water heater to deliver hot water efficiently. Strange popping and crackling noises, commonly referred to as "kettling," is a common sign of mineral buildup.
8 December 2015
One of the most annoying experiences anyone can have while taking a shower is when the water suddenly drastically changes. There's nothing quite like leisurely lathering up with your favorite soap or shampoo and then suddenly feeling like someone dumped a bucket of icy-cold or scalding-hot water over your head. The sudden temperature difference is enough to give you a jolt that will have you perched vicariously with your tiptoes on the ledges of the tub while trying to avoid the icy (or hot) water as it streams from the shower head.