When you have always lived in a home that has a plumbing system that drains into a municipal sewer system, you may not know what to do if you move into a home with a septic tank system. In many ways, having a septic tank system is much the same as plumbing that runs into a municipal sewer system. However, there are some notable differences, and you may need to adjust how you use your plumbing when you have a septic tank system.
11 January 2016
Was your water heater installed more than 10 years ago? If it was, you should start thinking about a replacement. This is particularly important if you have a problem with hard water in your home. Hard water contains heavy metals that can be tough on a water heater. If you pay attention, you can tell when it's time to repair or replace. Here are two ways to tell if your water heater is about to break down.
31 December 2015
If you are like most people, you will spend hours in the bathroom showering, bathing, primping, and relaxing during your lifetime. But while even the smallest bathroom should provide room to get around, the shower stall can be one of the most enclosed spaces you come into contact with. Rarely is a shower big enough for you to stretch out in. Typically a shower stall will average around 32 inches by 32 inches.
21 December 2015
Your shower drips after you've turned it off. You try turning the handle in different directions to stop the drip, but it continues to annoy you. If this is a typical single-handle shower, with a few simple tools, you can fix that leaky shower yourself. Here are the steps to get this DIY plumbing project completed yourself. Tools You Will Need: flat-blade screwdriver Phillips screwdriver channel lock pliers old rags for cleanup From the home improvement store:
14 December 2015
There is probably nothing quite as off-putting as turning on the faucet for a cool glass of water and realizing the water is anything but clear. From milky water to yellow, brown, or even red water, these common water issues are usually traceable and thankfully, for the most part, they are harmless. Milky Water The most common issue isn't really an issue, it's simply milky water. Milky water is usually a sign of air bubbles.
4 December 2015
If you have only used a forced air heating system in the past, you may not be familiar with the problems a boiler can have. The warning signs are quite different than a furnace, and identifying problems early will help prevent the entire system from breaking when you need it most. Explosion Sounds The idea of an explosion sound coming from your boiler may seem scary, but it is actually caused by a pilot light that is low.
27 November 2015
Struggling to take showers because of low water pressure can be a nuisance to deal with each day, but this is something you might be able to fix. Low water pressure in a shower can be caused by several things. Once the problem is targeted, a plumber will be able to make the necessary changes to improve the water pressure coming from your showerhead. Here are two common ways to fix this problem.
18 November 2015