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.
14 April 2017
Now that the temperatures are starting to rise, it's time to start thinking about your air conditioner. The last thing you want is to be left out in the heat when your air conditioner breaks down this summer. Before the extreme temperatures kick in, give your air conditioner a few trial runs. These pre-season tests will help you identify potential problems. If you notice any of the following signs, it's time to start thinking about a new air conditioner.
13 April 2017
When plumbing emergencies occur, preparation and quick thinking are the keys to minimizing water damage or other catastrophes while maintaining a modicum of normalcy until a plumber can arrive to solve the problem. The most important thing is to keep calm and to stop the flow of water as soon as possible. This means knowing where the shutoff valves to your supply pipes are located and how to shut off the water at the valve locations.
11 April 2017
As a homeowner, there are many things that you must stay on top of to avoid having to make costly repairs. For instance, if you neglect problems that arise with the plumbing system, you can end up having to replace the entire system in the long run. The best thing that you can do as a homeowner is invest in preventative maintenance or certain aspects of your house. Basically, your goal should be to get problems repaired when they are still minor.
9 January 2017
Most professionals agree that homeowners should have their plumbing systems inspected once a year to ensure optimal performance and to keep wear and tear to a minimum. Everything from the indoor faucets and drains to the exterior hose nozzles and pipes need some attention every year. Without a yearly inspection, you run the risk of having to face the need for expensive repairs and replacements as time goes on. You'll need an experienced plumber to rely on for proper inspections, so take the time to compare a few options in your area before committing to a working relationship with any one service provider.