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.


Understanding Plumbing Basics

  • 3 Things That Can Go Wrong With Submersible Well Pumps

    23 December 2020

    Deep-well submersible pumps are a fact of life for homeowners without access to city water or those that wish to tap the natural resources around their homes. While above-ground and jet pumps are an option for shallow wells, deep wells often require submersible pumps. These pumps can pull water from hundreds of feet underground, all but guaranteeing a stable supply.  Submersible pumps can fail like any other pump, however. When they do, you'll need to pull your pump from the well to inspect and repair it.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Common Sewer Line Problems That Require Repair

    24 September 2020

    Most people spend very little time thinking about their home's sewer line. When the sewer line is in good working order, household waste is transported from a house to the municipal sewer system. However, like any other part of a house, a sewer line can develop problems and require professional repairs. Since a sewer line plays such an important role in household waste management, it is important to have repairs made promptly when there are issues.

  • Four Mistakes To Avoid When Renting Toilets For Your Event

    24 August 2020

    A big event, especially one held outdoors, will require a portable toilet rental. Planning ahead can help you avoid the following mistakes when renting toilets for your event. 1. Clustering the Toilets It can be tempting to put all the toilets in a single location, both for ease of setup and so you don't have to spend time plotting out multiple spots. While this may work for a small event that only needs two or three toilets, it isn't a wise idea for larger events.