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.
21 October 2015
It can be tough to determine the cause of a lingering bad smell, especially in the bathroom where there are so many competing scents already. Your bathroom sink should have a trap that always contains a bit of water. Read on to learn what role your sink drain plays in the problem and how you can alleviate the issue. How Drain Traps Work When you are peeking under your sink, look for a U-shaped pipe in the drain line.
16 October 2015
As the well-known saying goes, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". In the case of plumbing disasters, making a few simple changes in your home and lifestyle could save you time and money. Here are three things you can do to prevent clogged drains. Manage Hair Shedding Hair is one of the most common causes of clogged drains. It gets trapped in the pipes and slowly builds up into a giant hair ball that catches soap, skin cells, toothpaste residue, and other yucky stuff to create a disgusting monstrosity that blocks the free flow of water.
15 October 2015
When your drain is running slow, your first response is probably to head to the store for some drain cleaner. While this is a reasonable choice, the chemicals contained within the innocent looking bottle are actually quite dangerous. There are several steps you should take any time you work with one of these products to ensure you aren't going to end up paying for a plumber and an emergency room visit.
13 October 2015
If the drainage is sluggish in your home, then it is probably quite difficult to take a shower, do dishes, and complete a load of laundry with water backing up. Fortunately, most drain lines can be quickly cleared of debris with the assistance of a plumber and a drain cleaning. However, the drain cleaning may reveal that there is a much larger issue in your main drain line. Keep reading to learn about how the cleaning can reveal tree roots in the drain pipe, and then find out how your plumber will further investigate and fix the issue.
12 October 2015
Maintaining your home's appeal and value is important, but protecting the function of your home is also essential. To keep up with large appliances, you should put focus on your home's HVAC and plumbing systems. Considering the colder temperatures are quickly approaching, winterizing your home's heating system and plumbing elements will ensure you are comfortable in the upcoming cooler seasons. HVAC Even a small amount of moisture may freeze inside and around your outdoor HVAC unit.