Wrap It Up: How To Install A Hot Water Heater Blanket


If you want to make a hot water heater more efficient, install a hot water heater blanket. Without proper insulation the water cools too quickly, which means it takes longer to heat up again. Insulation blankets are also great for minimizing normal water heater noises when the tank expands. Installing a water heater blanket is easy for a novice.  Prepare to Work For this project, you need: work gloves dust mask measuring tape marker crescent wrench (optional) clear tape vinyl tape utility knife water heater blanket Unplug electric water heaters.

8 March 2017

Answers To Your Questions On Baseboard Heating


Adding heat to an older home that wasn't previously equipped with ductwork may seem like a time consuming and expensive proposition, but there is a simple and cost effective alternative to forced air heating. Baseboard heating is an often overlooked but viable option. The following guide can help you better understand how it works. What are the installation requirements? The requirements for baseboard heating are relatively simple – you will need to have one bare wall in each room where you want to install a baseboard unit.

6 March 2017

Just Bought A Pre-Owned Home? 4 Reasons You Need To Have Your Drains Cleaned


If you just bought a pre-owned home, one of the first things you should do is have the drains cleaned. That might not seem like an urgent issue, but it is. In fact, it's one of the most urgent issues you could be facing as the new homeowner of a pre-owned home. You see, with pre-owned homes, you have no idea if the previous owner maintained the drains. That means there could be years – maybe decades – of sludge and debris stuck in those drains, just waiting to cause you problems.

3 March 2017

3 Guidelines For The Best Water Heater Service


If you need for the hot water in your home to work whenever you need it to, it is very important that you get the plumbing service that will be the most useful. In this regard, one step you can take is to buy the right hot water heater and get it installed by high quality professionals. Consider the points in this article so that you are able to find the right plumber, choose the right model and get the installation that you need.

24 February 2017

Faucet Repair 101: Mistakes People Make And How To Avoid Them


It's just a leaky faucet, a single maddening drip that radiates its sound throughout the house and drives up your water bill ever so slightly. But that leaky faucet is driving you mad, so if you are like most homeowners, you will grab a wrench or two, Google a few ideas, and get to work. The fact is, fixing a leaky faucet is probably one of those mundane plumbing tasks that any homeowner feels equipped enough to handle, but the outcome of those efforts can be disastrous even still.

23 February 2017

Love Technology? 3 Smart Devices That Can Protect Your Home From Plumbing Disasters


If you love to take advantage of new technology to improve your life and/or safeguard your home, then it is important to learn about the new advances in plumbing technology that can protect your home from plumbing disasters. You likely know that a leaky pipe or, even worse, a pipe that bursts can cause massive water damage in your home in the matter of just minutes. However, you may not realize that there are now many plumbing products on the market today that use technology to help detect small leaks in your home pipes quickly before they become large ones that destroy parts of your home and other devices that safeguard your home from the damage that can occur when a dishwasher or home washing machine overflows.

22 February 2017

3 Ghastly Plumbing Vexations And How To Avoid Them


Most homeowners are rightly concerned with heading off any significant problems before they become disasters. Unfortunately, many proud new owners are left utterly in the dark when it comes to avoiding some of the biggest plumbing disasters. Listen in on advice on avoiding 3 particularly problematic plumbing pains. 1. The Burst Pipe and Absolutely No Shutoff Pipes break for all kinds of reasons. Most commonly they freeze and burst because some listless newbie forgot to disconnect the garden hose or to leave the faucet dripping during a cold snap.

6 February 2017