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

  • A Quick Guide To Removing Lime Scale From Your Water Heater

    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.

  • 3 Ways To Prevent Sudden Temperature Changes In The Shower When Someone Flushes A Toilet

    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.

  • Dealing With Low Water Pressure? Here Are A Few Common Problems And What You Can Do To Fix Them

    23 October 2015

    Are you tired of the trickling water in your shower, the high pitched whining sounds coming from your pipes or the extra time it takes to wash a load of laundry? All of these irritating problems can be attributed to low water pressure, and there are several potential causes of this common issue. Don't waste another morning suffering through mediocre showers. ere are a few of the common causes of low water pressure – and what you can do to put an end to them:

  • Does Your Bathroom Smell Bad? Why Your Sink Drain May Be to Blame

    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.

  • 3 Simple Ways To Prevent Clogged Drains

    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.