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.
20 December 2019
Renovating your house can affect your air conditioner's ability to cool your house effectively. This is likely to be the case if the renovation has affected airflow in the house or the total area that needs to be cooled in the house. For example, your AC may be undersized if you have changed your house's configuration or added some rooms to the house. Below are some of the signs that will tell you the AC is undersized.
21 November 2019
When it comes to your plumbing, a clogged drain can be a big hassle. Not only can clogs cause backups that can damage your home, but they can also be difficult to get rid of. Clogged drains are common in bathrooms and kitchens, and there can be multiple culprits that cause clogged drains. The good news is that drain cleaning services are able to get your drains back to normal. Here are three things that you should know about clogged drains.
12 October 2019
There are a variety of materials used to make sewer pipes, each with its pros and cons. Below is an overview of these materials. Traditional Orangeburg Orangeburg is a material manufactured from wood fibers, adhesive, and coal tar pitch. The adhesive is mostly for holding the different materials together. The result is a fiber material that was widely used in septic pipes in the past, but it is rare to find in contemporary homes.
29 June 2019
When it comes to septic systems, they are not all created the same. The term septic system is commonly used to describe six different septic processes. Before having a new septic system installed in your home, it is helpful to know the six different septic systems you can have installed in your home. Knowing these terms will help you identify what type of system you have right now and what type of system you want to install.
15 May 2019
A water softener usually works without problems, so it can be a shock when water suddenly starts overflowing from the brine tank. If you check the tank occasionally, you might notice the tank is filling with water so you can fix the problem before water spills out. If water is flowing out of the tank, be sure to turn the water supply off, and then you can work on identifying the problem or just call a plumber for help.