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.
6 April 2018
Plumbing leaks are something that seem minor until you find out that they have caused mold growth and serious water damage. To ensure that these things do not cause serious issues with the mold in your home, you want to make sure that plumbing repairs are done in a timely manner and do regular maintenance. Here are some tips that will help prevent minor plumbing problems from causing serious water damage and mold growth:
22 March 2018
Preventing problems with your home's plumbing will start with taking good care of the drains. Improper drain care can take many different forms, but homeowners will be able to effectively combat a wide assortment of drain problems if they are following some key guidelines. Use A Drain Snake To Break Up Minor Clogs Clogs are an inevitable problem for your plumbing. While chemical clog removers may seem a though they will be the most effective option for handling this situation, they can have some possible drawbacks to them.
6 March 2018
The water heater is the one appliance you probably never think about. You get hot water out of your pipes when needed and on demand, until that one day that you don't. Then you're taking a cold shower and washing your hands with ice water. It can be quite a pain to have to go without hot water. Prevent a premature breakdown of your hot water heater by performing maintenance on this appliance.
12 February 2018
While there are many things you need to be concerned about when building a brand-new home, plumbing should be at the top. Not only can leaks and other plumbing issues do significant damage to the home—costing thousands of dollars to fix—they can make it very challenging to sell the home to someone else down the road. When it comes time to install the plumbing and associated appliances in the home, here are three things you should make sure are present.
15 January 2018
When the temperature outside starts to drop below freezing, you may be worried about pipes freezing within your home. This is more common when you have pipes within an unheated area of your home, such as a crawl space or exterior wall. If the water is not flowing and the pipe did not burst, you can still still save the pipes and get it working again. Here is what you need to know.