Understanding Plumbing Basics
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Understanding Plumbing Basics

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.

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  • Should You Replace Your Water Heater?

    8 December 2020

    Until yours breaks, you most likely never think about replacing your water heater. As long as you turn the faucet on in hot water comes out, that's all that's really demanded of it. Unfortunately, if it starts to leak or explodes, sending water throughout your home and possibly even causing structural damage, you will immediately be in the market for a water heater replacement. While situations like that are obvious, being able to spot the signs beforehand is the key to reducing inconveniences and saving money on repairs.

  • These Plumbing Tips Prevent Frozen Pipes

    28 November 2020

    It is a fact of life that pipes freeze in the winter. This spells bad news for your home in the cold months, which is especially unfortunate when you already have other facets of homeownership you need to pay attention to. Frozen pipes can create quite a problem, and it can even break the pipes open and lead to major leaks. Fortunately, you can take some steps to prevent frozen pipes during the winter months.

  • Common Signs That Show Your Septic Tank Needs To Be Repaired

    18 November 2020

    Septic tanks are a common sight in many American homes, especially in more rural parts of the country. Often with septic tanks, it can be hard to tell if there is an issue until it is far too late and there is waste all over your property. That is because most of these septic tanks are kept hidden underground. However, if you look closely you can see the signs of a failing septic tank before it reaches that point.

  • Four Tips To Control Allergies This Heating Season

    30 October 2020

    Spring isn't the only season for allergies. Fall and winter can also be hard on some allergy sufferers. This is especially true for those with dust or mold allergies that are made worse by spending more time indoors breathing recirculated air. Fortunately, there are options available so you don't have to spend several months every year in misery. 1. Pre-Season Tune-Up Dust and dirt, along with mold spores, settle inside the furnace while it lies dormant during the summer months.

  • Is It Possible to Tell When to Call in a Heating Contractor? Find Out Here

    28 October 2020

    The fall has set in, and the temperatures are dropping lower every day. If you want to have an easy winter, this is the best time of the year to check the condition of your home heating system. One of the most common types of heating systems in the home is the hot water heating unit. The unit uses boiled water in a heater to transfer the heat throughout the house.