If your home is aging, chances are good that everything else is aging too, including the operating systems. Recognizing problems with the wiring is usually an easy process; the lights start flickering and the circuits shut down repeatedly. However, it's not always that easy when it comes to your plumbing, especially the pipes. Now that your home is aging, it's time to start worrying about those pipes. Here are four signs that will let you know when it's time to replace the plumbing in your home.
4 May 2018
If you have a toilet in an older home, it is likely connects by a cast iron flange. Cast iron can become brittle over the years causing the toilet to rock. It is possible to replace the cast iron flange yourself and make the toilet steady to keep it falling through the floor. Replace the cast iron toilet flange by following these steps. Prepare to Replace Cast Iron Flange To replace the flange, gather:
16 April 2018
If your home uses well water that leaves iron stains and hard water scale on all of your sinks and toilets, then these tips will help you successfully remove them: Tip: Wash the Porcelain with a Grease-Cutting Detergent Before Scrubbing Since your home's sinks and toilets come into contact with greases and oils from your body and cleaning products, it is important that you remove this grease before you try to remove the scale and iron stains.
27 March 2018
Your tub and shower drain can see a massive amount of water flow down it every day, especially so if you have a relatively larger household. This means that over time general wear and tear may eventually cause clogs or other drainage and plumbing issues that can disrupt your everyday schedule. Understanding some of the warning signs that your shower and tub drain may be experiencing an issue can help you identify problems early before they leave you knee-deep in trouble.
17 March 2018
Hair is one of the most common causes of clogging in bathtubs and showers. It's commonly believed that ladies' long hair is what leads to clogging but this isn't true. Any kind of hair, long, short, and even animal fur can cause a drain to clog. Hair can easily become trapped on oily deposits inside the drain. The hair then provides more area for oil to stick on and trap other material.
3 March 2018
It's important for you, as a homeowner, to know what to look for in regard to spotting plumbing problems around your house. Along with learning what to watch for with leaks, clogged drains and other issues, you also want to make sure you learn about sewer clogs. The sewer line is one of your plumbing systems most important parts. If it is damaged or clogged, then it can cause a lot of trouble for your home's entire plumbing system.
10 January 2018
If you have been eyeing that new hot tub on sale, then you may be tempted to spring for it. If you are thinking seriously about the decision, then you may be wary of all the work that goes into caring for the device. This is a real concern for many people, but there are a few simple tips that can help you to keep the tub clean with very little effort.
10 January 2018
Buying a new home is an exciting experience, and you have already done the hard part by making sure that everything seems to be in working order before you moved in. Now, you still have work to do to protect your new home from the property damage that occurs during a major plumbing catastrophe. As you develop your home maintenance schedule, start it all off by implementing these strategies that help you avoid a plumbing emergency:
8 December 2017
Dealing with a busted pipe is one of those inconveniences that can truly throw a monkey wrench in your plans. Not only can it result in water damage to things like your floor or furniture, there is also the need to come up with the money to have the pipe fixed. If you're low on funds you might think you're going to have to bust your budget to get the work done in a timely fashion.
14 August 2017
Part of the troubleshooting process for a heat pump not working is to check the breaker in your home's electrical panel. If the breaker is flipped to the "off" position, that should resolve the issue. However, there are situations in which the breaker might trip again. If that happens, you need to determine why before doing any basic troubleshooting. What Is Causing the Breaker to Trip? There are several possible reasons that your heat pump is causing the breaker to trip.
6 April 2017