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

  • Three Common Issues You May Face With Your Wastewater System And What They Can Mean

    23 January 2020

    Have you started to suspect that there is something amiss with your septic system? Are you wanting to get it taken care of before something goes really awry and you're left with a mess? No matter whether you're hooked up to a septic system or to a city sewer system, there are always things that can happen; neither is objectively "better" or "worse" than the other, despite what you might hear from some people.

  • How Does The Anode In Your Water Heater Work?

    10 January 2020

    Believe it or not, there's a lesson in chemistry and physics taking place inside of your water heater right now. If you use a standard tank heater, then a vital component known as an anode rod is playing an essential role in keeping your water rust free. Not only does this deceptively simple piece of equipment prevent your water from becoming cloudy and brown, but it also serves the vital function of defending the walls of your tank against rust.

  • Everything You Need To Know About Heat Pumps For Your Energy Efficient Water Heater Replacement

    24 December 2019

    If you are planning on replacing the water heater in your home, you may be considering more efficient solutions like a heat pump. When you get ready to install a heat pump water heater, there are still some decisions to make and a few things that you will probably want to know before you have your old water heater replaced. The following guide will help give you the information you need before you invest in a heat pump water heater to update your home with a more energy-efficient hot water solution:

  • 6 Plumbing Upgrades Every New Home Buyer Should Consider In 2020

    4 December 2019

    Most first-time homeowners are looking for the basics on a tight budget. Their plumbing needs are pretty simple — a kitchen sink that doesn't leak, a toilet that flushes. Luxury residential homes, however, have plumbing features that most people never even knew they wanted — until now.  1. Vessel Sinks: Vessel sinks — the ones where the bowl sits on top of the counter — have been hot design features in bathrooms for years.

  • This Is Why It Smells Bad When You Drain Your Dishwasher

    14 October 2019

    Dishwashers are supposed to leave dishes clean and sparkling, so it can be downright appalling to smell something foul coming from your dishwasher. If this smell only seems to arrive when you drain your dishwasher, either alone or at the end of a wash cycle, then you may have a problem with your drains. Here's what you need to know about the stink and how to beat it. The Draining Process