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.
Have you ever had someone tell you to leave the faucet dripping so that the pipes don't freeze during the winter? That is because it is one of the most common winter-time problems for homes and commercial buildings. If you find yourself in this predicament, waking up in the morning to take a hot shower, only to find that no water comes out because your pipes are frozen, we'd like to offer some helpful tips for thawing a frozen pipe. Now there is a right way and a wrong way, so we'll focus on doing things right.
If you have had any level of responsibility in an apartment or house, whether a rental or your own home, you have likely dealt with a clogged drain. It is a common frustration, and most people try to go at the problem with a reliable Internet DIY like mixing some common household items and pouring them down the drain, using Drano, or employing a drain snake. While these options can absolutely produce a positive outcome, some homeowners, and amateur drain fixers find that a particular drain or system seems to keep getting clogged without a simple explanation.
Hot water is always wonderful and a necessity, but there is no more urgent time for hot water than the cold months coming up. Few people love cold showers, even in the summertime, but no one relishes a constant stream of cold water when it is 30 degrees out. So are you having trouble with your water heater? We'd like to offer you the rundown on what you need to know about repairs. The first thing to remember is that although it can be stressful to have problems with your water heater, it is something you often use, so it is bound to break down eventually.
There's no denying: it is getting cold outside. With snow on Bogus and in town temperatures dropping, you may be thinking about prepping for winter. Part of getting your property ready for the winter months is readying your plumbing for the cold. We would like to help you be prepared and well set for the cold with these simple how-to instructions.
You are a homeowner, and you understand the challenges that come along with keeping everything up and running. At the same time, there is some amount of pride that comes with having your home that you have worked to improve; you have put love and sweat into making it yours. Owning your home comes with all kinds of trail and error, and one of those trail and error areas in most homes is plumbing. There are a few super easy mistakes that may even have made by now, and we'd love to help you avoid anymore.