As a new homeowner, I can tell you that things aren't always as simple as they appear. I started thinking about it a few years ago, and I realized that there were some serious problems with our plumbing system. We had issues with drains working correctly and toilets flushing like they should, so I started focusing more heavily on understanding the basics of our plumbing system. Within a few short months the entire system was operating more fluidly because of a few changes that I made, so I wanted to create a blog all about my journey. Check out these articles to learn more about the plumbing basics.
26 September 2018
Homeowners buying land usually have to deal with digging a new well or inspecting the one that's currently in use. Occasionally, they have to deal with finding an apparently old, out-of-service well on the land that could pose a hazard to humans and animals. These old well openings need to be sealed up, even if they are in the middle of nowhere, and even if the opening leads to a different water source than the one you're using.
29 August 2018
A leaking faucet is a serious annoyance at the best of times. Add in the stress of daily life and the fact that it usually isn't just a leak, and you have a major problem on your hands. You do preventative maintenance on your car and your AC, why not your plumbing? Watching out for signs that your faucets are about to give out will allow you to have it repaired before you have a mess on your hands.
7 August 2018
Sure, all toilets function relatively the same. However, this factor does not mean that all toilets are the same. Toilets vary in many ways, especially when it comes to their seals. The seal is the part of the toilet responsible for keeping the water inside, and not pouring out onto your floor. Without question, the seal is one of the most essential components. If you've had issues with a leaking toilet in the past or need to replace your seal for any other reason, learn about some of the different options you have.
19 July 2018
While you may think that you only need a plumber when a pipe bursts or your toilet or drain is clogged, there are plenty of other situations in which a plumber is a necessity. Your home's plumbing system can be intricate. While you may be tempted to fix a lot of plumbing issues yourself, one wrong move can end up being very expensive. Hiring a professional is a must in many situations.
25 June 2018
Water damage is usually caused by phenomenon other than flooding. Plumbing problems are one of the issues that can cause costly water damage in your home. Today, there are many improvements that can be done to help protect your home from common plumbing problems and serious water damage. Your home could need insulation on exposed pipes or protection from backflow and other improvements. Here are some of the plumbing improvements that could save your home from costly water damage: