Maintaining a water heater only requires a beginner skill set and a couple of hours. A few simple steps are all it takes to extend the life of your water heater.
Boise is known for its active outdoor lifestyle, and this attitude tends to translate to a community that wants to reduce their impact on the environment. Anyone can contribute to a greener city, and it can begin with household plumbing.
Small bits of food find their way down our kitchen sinks every day. If there is an existing clog or one in the making, food can then become trapped. As a clog builds in your kitchen sink, so does a stench. Eventually, the smell is unyielding and an odor that begins in your sink can invade every other room in your home. While it may be too late to prevent a drain blockage, there are a few things you can do to try and eliminate the smell.
As Boise gets through this cold Winter, the last thing you want to worry about is your water heater. If you are concerned about the efficiency of your water heater, there are signs to look for that point to trouble
If you have found that it is time to replace your water heater, the following steps will assure that you find exactly what you are looking for.
Boise has had a record amount of snow this season with more on the way. Many people have had to take into consideration how their homes are being affected and what will come when all the snow melts. While most affected areas are visible, don’t forget about your plumbing. The new snow and freezing temperatures can create problems for plumbing all over the city of Boise.
Nothing changes a well-earned shower from relaxing to uncomfortable like standing in six inches of water. Your shower should not be a stressful place whether you are taking a quick rinse or enjoying a bath. Drains need care and maintenance like all other parts of a home but are more likely to be overlooked. Until they start to act up, that is. While a professional plumber is the best choice for dealing with problematic drains, there are ways to take care of your bathroom with some at home care. Foresight will allow you to maintain and prevent emergency
To be honest, if your hot water has been working like you need it to, you probably haven't given much thought toward your water heater lately. We don't blame you! It's just human nature not to worry about something until it is actually broken. But have you considered that your water heating could be inefficient, using up way more energy than it needs to use? Homeowners are becoming increasingly aware of their individual carbon footprints, and they also are needing to find more ways to save money when it comes to energy-related expenses.
No one likes to get up in the morning to no hot water. Whether you were running a shower or in the middle of shaving your face, it really puts a damper on the day. Water heaters do eventually go out, typically having a life expectancy of 8-10 years. Having this in mind, it is wise to keep up with maintenance and replace your water heater before you are left out in the cold (water). When it comes to water heater repair and maintenance, it is often wise to leave it to trained professionals to save yourself hassle and hazard.
Garbage disposals are incredibly handy; some have become accustomed to using them while others are new at this fancy sink addition. Whatever the case, there are a few do's and don't's when it comes to using your garbage disposal. No one wants to deal with a backed up sink.
You have a house to run and take care of, and that involves decisions. From the type of faucet you use in your kitchen sink to your choice of a water heater, you have personalized everything to your heart's desire. But on the subject of water heaters, should you choose tankless? What are the benefits of tankless water heaters, and what are the other options? We would like to go over your options to make sure that you are happy with whatever decision you ultimately make.