preparing for plumbing emergencies
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preparing for plumbing emergencies

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.

preparing for plumbing emergencies

  • Safety Tips For Using Chemical Drain Cleaners

    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.

  • Understanding How A Drain Pipe Root Issue Is Found, Investigated, And Repaired

    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.

  • Don't Get Left in the Cold: Simple Winterizing Solutions for Your HVAC & Plumbing Systems

    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.

  • Outdoor Plumbing Line Installation - Tips To Help You Complete The Job Properly

    8 October 2015

    If you want to add a sink to your garage or an outdoor shower for use after taking a dip in your pool, then you can think about installing the new water pipes yourself and attaching them to one of your main water lines or one of the pipes that already run outside. If you decide to do the job yourself, then you will need to make sure that you complete the job correctly, or you risk an imminent leak and a possibly costly repair.

  • How to Prevent & Solve Problems from Grease in Your Drains

    5 October 2015

    Nearly everyone knows that grease spells disaster in the drain, but what you may not know is that the problem isn't always immediate. You may also be surprised to learn of the hidden sources of fats and grease that make their way into your drain without your knowledge or consent. Learn how grease causes problems over time, how to avoid it, and what to do about grease buildup in your drains.