Pipe Problems: Handling Plumbing Repairs

3 Options To Consider When Choosing A Drain Blockage Clearing Service When You Have Chemical Sensitivities

Posted by on 3:33 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Options To Consider When Choosing A Drain Blockage Clearing Service When You Have Chemical Sensitivities

When you or someone in the home has chemical sensitivities, you are likely to find that simply calling up your plumber may not be the most appropriate or safest way to address an issue with clogged pipes. Unfortunately, there is often a strong scent associated with the use of chemicals, and if you are sensitive to fumes, you could be uncomfortable for quite some time. Therefore, it is a good idea to speak with your plumber about the following options when you need your home to be as free of chemicals as it is of clogged drains....

read more

Accessories To Have When You Rent Portable Toilets For Your Event

Posted by on 10:19 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Accessories To Have When You Rent Portable Toilets For Your Event

When you’re preparing for an outdoor event, it’s important to have a plan for when nature calls for your guests. In many cases, the solution to this issue involves renting portable toilets that you can place throughout the area. It’s always a good idea to contact a couple rental companies to talk to about not just about their rates, but also the delivery and pick-up process and the cleanliness of the toilets. You should also plan to discuss the various accessories that some companies include with their toilets; this can save...

read more

Questions To Ask When Your Heater Breaks In Winter

Posted by on 9:50 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Questions To Ask When Your Heater Breaks In Winter

A surprise heating breakdown can be an awful occurrence, especially if you’re encountering freezing temperatures outside. If the thought of paying for emergency heating repair is difficult, here are some questions to help you decide if and how you can make the repair.  How Important Is it to Fix the Heater Right Now? You might want to consider how important it is to repair the heater right away. In some cases, it’s possible to wait it out while using other methods to stay warm. That way, you’ll have more time to gather...

read more

Four Signs of Impending Water-Heater Trouble

Posted by on 7:01 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Signs of Impending Water-Heater Trouble

Few things can put a damper on your morning than a surprise cold shower. This is why it’s important to make sure that your water heater is working well and not in danger of breaking down. Often, your heater will begin having small issues that warn you that there is trouble ahead, but you have to know what they are to recognize them. The following signs of impending water-heater failure can help you catch the issue before a full breakdown happens. Sign #1: Discolored hot water Rust and other mineral buildup in the hot water heater can...

read more

Flipping Houses? High-End Efficient Options Help You Make More Profit

Posted by on 6:16 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Flipping Houses? High-End Efficient Options Help You Make More Profit

If you flip houses and you are always looking for ways to attract buyers and get the most out of you properties, making the properties energy efficient and adding options buyers wouldn’t normally think about is the way to do it. You can get a lot of money for the property because you went above installing the normal appliances that would come with a flipped house, and instead you decided to put thought and great features into the property. Consider adding these different things. Heat Pumps Install heat pumps in the home so the potential...

read more

Testing An Electric Water Heater’s Heating Elements

Posted by on 5:14 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Testing An Electric Water Heater’s Heating Elements

An electric water heater that is either slow to heat, or won’t heat at all, is often caused by a bad heating element. Fortunately, determining if this is the source of the problem is easy enough that almost any amateur can accomplish it. If you would like to learn more about how to perform this simple test, here is how to test for a bad element. Necessary Tools While you don’t need to be a trained electrician to test an electric water heater’s heating elements, you will need access to couple of specialized—but thankfully...

read more

Winter Plumbing Prep

Posted by on 4:51 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Winter Plumbing Prep

Fall is here, which means the cold winter winds are about to blow. You may be concerned about your furnace or worried about your kids’ school clothes, but you need to pause a bit to consider your plumbing. You can make your life much easier if you take measures now to protect it. Water Heater Having your water heater fail at any time is an issue, but when it blows in the winter, you can end up taking ice cold showers and mopping up a winter flood. Unfortunately, many people ignore their water heater, sometimes not looking at it for a...

read more

Re-Caulking A Bathtub Or Sink: A DIY Guide

Posted by on 4:33 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Re-Caulking A Bathtub Or Sink: A DIY Guide

Caulk serves an important purpose. It prevents water from seeping below and behind a sink or a tub, which protects the surfaces beneath these items from becoming moldy and water damaged. If your caulk has begun to peel or chip away, it’s time to replace it. This is usually a task you can tackle yourself. Just follow these steps. Step 1: Choose your caulk. Head to the hardware store to buy your caulk. What you’re looking for is silicone caulk. This is flexible enough for use around your sink or tub, and it seals well to tile,...

read more

Rural Property Buyer’s Guide To The Water Well Drilling Process

Posted by on 11:50 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Rural Property Buyer’s Guide To The Water Well Drilling Process

If you just fulfilled your life dream of buying rural property to build a retreat cabin for your family, then you need to have a water well drilled. Thanks to advances in well drilling technologies, today’s well drilling rigs make quick work of the process. By understanding how your well will be drilled, you can communicate intelligently with your drilling contractor about the process and ensure that the project goes smoothly. Well Drilling Step 1: Identifying a Proper Location Your well drilling contractor will first need to locate the...

read more

Three Signs Your Well Pump May Be Failing

Posted by on 8:25 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Signs Your Well Pump May Be Failing

Your well pump pulls water out of your well and sends it to your house, and if it starts to fail, you may notice a number of signs. Here are three signs that your well pump may be failing. Your electric bill is high Your well pump should only run when you’re using water inside your home, but if the pump becomes damaged, it could cycle on and off for no reason. When the well pump turns itself on unnecessarily, you waste energy, and this translates to a higher electric bill. If your electric bill is higher, and you haven’t changed...

read more