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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  • What Causes The Backup In Your Bathroom?

    25 May 2017

    If you have noticed your bathroom drains becoming clogged more frequently lately, there could be a few reasons why. Anytime items go down the drain that are not meant to, you run the risk of experiencing some sort of clog. When you have issues with your pipes draining, it may be time to address the problem at its root: the cause. 1. Hair Hair is the most common culprit when you are looking for the reason why your drains are clogged.

  • The Highs And Lows Of Your Water Heater's Thermostat

    16 May 2017

    Every hot water heater has one – that little knob which lets you adjust the temperature of the water being heated inside. Some simply read hotter and warmer with an accompanying directional arrow, allowing you to choose whether to raise or lower the temperature. Others are a bit more sophisticated, and give actual temperature choices in Fahrenheit, like 110, 120, and so on. The big conundrum facing you now is how high or low should you set your system?

  • Questions About Home Plumbing Maintenance

    13 May 2017

    When you own your own home, it's crucial for you to do everything in your power to keep things going smoothly within that home and all of its systems. If you are a new homeowner, then knowing the things you should do to protect your plumbing may not be immediately obvious to you and you may have a ton of questions. This article may give you some answers to some of those questions.

  • Four Porta Potty Rental Tips For Your Community Fair

    8 May 2017

    If you're in charge of organizing your community fair this summer, one of the tasks you'll have to tackle is renting porta potties. Thinking about portable bathrooms may not be as enjoyable as planning the menu or hiring entertainers, but it is an essential aspect of event planning. Here are five tips to help ensure you approach it in the right way. Get multiple estimates. In most areas, there is more than one porta potty rental company.

  • What's the Point of Water Treatment?

    4 May 2017

    If there hasn't been an obvious, announced, and profound statement of water problems, why go through the effort of installing some water filter or adding some other kind of water treatment system? Aside from taste, your general health and productivity could be affected whether you're fully aware of it or not. If your water tastes a bit off, or if you've been strangely fatigued for no obvious reason, consider what normal tap water contributes to your life and how a lack of water treatment could complicate things.