Sunday, 13 August 2017
It’s not the most glamorous part of your home, but the toilet serves an important function every day. Over time, though, you will encounter certain issues with it. You can avoid these toilet dilemmas by staying on top of your toilet maintenance.
Avoid Flushing the Wrong Things
The toilet should be strictly reserved for body waste; anything else can cause a severe blockage—especially oversized objects. You may have kids who tend to flush their toys down the toilet out of curiosity or by mistake. In either case, you need to monitor your children whenever they’re in the bathroom.
Some other household essentials to keep clear of your toilet include feminine products, dental floss, diapers, cigarette butts, and pills. Cooking grease is also something that should never be flushed, for once it cools down, it hardens and can easily form a barrier that neither water or waste can pass. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2viCwND
Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Many integral parts of your home’s plumbing system demand proper maintenance. One of the most costly, if you’re not careful about its maintenance, is the hot water tank. Fortunately, you can avoid any pricey dilemma by learning about your water tank’s operation and understanding how to take care of it.
Know What Type of Tank You Have
Several types of water tanks exist these days. Some of the most common include natural gas, electric, and propane. It’s important to know what type you use at home because different types require different repair methods.
If something breaks down, you can tell the repair specialist the type of unit in your home so that the experts can bring along the right tools. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2wt29K8
Friday, 14 July 2017
Without thinking twice, you may send large food particles, grease, and other substances down the sink that ultimately cause your drains to clog. When this happens, and it will, consider some helpful advice from a qualified plumber. It will save you time, energy, and expense.
Emphasize Clog Prevention
Sometimes, the best way to deal with clogs is to prevent them altogether. You then won’t have to spend time on your knees or a lot of money on repairs. As soon as you put anything down the drain, make sure to run hot water as a preventative measure.
If you accidentally spill a little grease into the drain, pour very hot water down the drain as well to prevent the grease from hardening. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2wt74uu
Friday, 7 July 2017
Leaky faucets present a nuisance that is sometimes not so hard to remedy. Not only do they keep you up at night, they can waste a lot of water if the problem is neglected. As soon as you realize a faucet is leaking, you need to act fast and inspect the valves. Sometimes, they just need to be tightened.
If, however, you notice damage and clear signs of rust, the valves need to be replaced by a plumber. They’ll bring the right sized valves and install them quickly. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2wsMc6B
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
So often, it’s the littlest of things that can cause the biggest problems. Consider leaking pipes, for example. There are many reasons why a pipe might leak, such as physical damage to the pipes or loose connections. There are many ways that even a small leak can wreak serious damage to your home in general. Following are just some of the dire consequences a dripping pipe may pose.
Because of gravity, water will always find its way to the ground. So, when a pipe leaks, the floor bears the brunt of the damage. In the case of tiled floors, for instance, the tiles may loosen from the moisture. If your floors consist of hardwoods, the material might become discolored or even warped when exposed to water. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2eTILi4