Did You Just Move To A New Residence? 3 Things To Do To Prevent A Plumbing Catastrophe


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

Busted Pipe? Two Tips To Get It Repaired On A Budget


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

Why Does The Breaker Keep Flipping When You Use The Heat Pump?


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

How To Remove Pedestal Sinks


If you have a pedestal sink, you may need to do plumbing repairs, or update your bathroom with another type of sink. Pedestal sink plumbing is hidden in the pedestal, which presents a moderate challenge, but it isn't impossible for a novice DIY person to remove them. Pedestal sinks tend to be heavy, so you will need an extra hand. Here are tips to remove a pedestal sink.  Prepare to Work

6 April 2017

Components Of A Septic System That Provide Your Home With Waste Treatment


Many homes do not use a conventional sewer connection to municipal waste treatment services. Often, rural and suburban homes rely on modern septic systems to treat waste that comes from residential plumbing. The modern septic system is a waste treatment system with a complex design that includes many different components. Here are the basic components of a modern septic system and the maintenance that your system is going to need:

21 March 2017

Troubleshooting The Common Problems With Different Types Of Water Heaters


When you have a problem with the water heater, it is important to know what types of problems may be causing issues. Depending on the type of water heater you have, you will want to do different things to troubleshoot the problem, such as checking the pilot light on a gas system or the breaker with an electric water heater. Here are some troubleshooting tips for different types of water heaters that are installed in homes:

17 March 2017

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