3 Important Steps When Maintaining Your Water Heater


One of the most important appliances in your house to maintain is the water heater. It's responsible for bringing hot water throughout the house, important for a lot of your daily activities. In order to keep it working like it should, you'll need to keep up with maintenance.  1. Know How to Turn Off the Water Heater Unfortunately, no matter what maintenance steps you employ, emergencies do sometimes happen. You'll want to know how to turn off your water heater in advance to these emergencies, not only to protect your property, but to stay safe.

22 December 2017

How Not To Clear A Drain Clog


A clogged drain is usually met with frustration, especially since it always seems to happen at the most inopportune time. Yet, you don't want to make the mistake of creating a worse problem in your rush to clear the drain. The following are some things you shouldn't try in order to clear the drain, along with the reasons why. Don't stick your hand down the drain This is especially true if you have a garbage disposal.

13 September 2017

4 Ways To Deal With Regular Sewer Main Issues In Older Homes


Sewer mains in older homes can become clogged with some regularity. If you have a house that's many decades or even centuries old, you may notice that the sewer main backs up once a year or more often. Here are a variety of ways to prevent and deal with such backups. Adjust Your Home's Landscaping One of the first things to consider isn't your home's plumbing system but rather its landscaping.

16 August 2017

Water Bills Suddenly Increased? Tips For Identifying The Cause


As a homeowner, you become pretty accustomed to how much it costs to manage your utilities every month. When those costs change suddenly, it can be a shock to your budget. While electricity bills can fluctuate significantly with the weather and your climate control needs, your water bill should be pretty consistent most of the time. If it's increased significantly in the last month, it's time to figure out why. Here are several things that you should check to find the source of the problem.

7 August 2017

Safe Practices For The Amateur Plumber


Plumbing contractors face the possibility of severe injury or illness as they practice their trade, and these dangers are even more pronounced for the amateur plumber. The average homeowner may not be aware of many of the risks, or may disregard them at their own peril. There is some basic safety equipment that should be acquired and some safety concerns that must be addressed before beginning any home plumbing project. Basic safety equipment for home plumbing projects

1 August 2017

Advantages Of Gravity Water Filters


Gravity water filters, like their name would suggest, make use of the constant force of gravity to remove contaminants from your home's water supply. The basic design of gravity water filters has two compartments, with a filter (usually activated charcoal) in between them. Water will flow from the top compartment into the lower one through the filter, removing contaminants along the way. This unique method of water filtration carries a number of benefits over alternative water filters: understanding what a gravity water filter has to offer can help you decide whether or not it is the right fit for your home's plumbing.

27 July 2017

Do You Use A Traveling Water Pump And Purification System? What To Do To Prevent Bacteria And Backflow Problem


If you have to take water from one location to another for drinking and living with building projects and are always worrying about contamination, there are some things that you can do to prevent worrying about bacteria. You don't want to always worry that the water flowing in and out is going to make everyone sick, or that there will a lot of other problems related to contamination. If you are building on location, or taking water purification systems with you on the go, talk with some experts about these things.

24 July 2017

Three Essential Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips


When your air conditioner starts wearing down, you might be in for a rude awakening. Having a broken air conditioner in the middle of July can be one of the most frustrating things that you deal with. In order to be sure that you have help with your air conditioner service, you'll need to locate the best air conditioning contractors in your city, while also handling some routine repairs and maintenance steps.

17 July 2017

Your Guide To Grease Trap Services


If you run a restaurant or own a large-scale kitchen that gets plenty of use, it is important to focus on cleanliness and fire prevention. To this end, learning all you can about grease trap installation and maintenance will be one of the best things you can do. This rings true whether you are looking into a grease trap in your home or for your restaurant or other company. If you're interested in learning more about grease traps, consider the information in this article and use it accordingly.

11 July 2017

How To Clear A Clog In Your Garage Sink's Drain


If the drain in your garage's sink is clogged and no longer draining, then you will be pleased to know there are many ways you can clear the clog. Since your garage sink's drain is likely clogged with a combination of old paint, grease, and sawdust, you may need to try multiple things before it flows freely again. When trying to unclog a drain, it's always best to start with the easiest solution and work your way up.

2 July 2017