When leaks occur in a home, it requires a skilled plumber to avoid a serious problem. This is especially true with polybutylene piping, which is still common in many older houses. In fact, leaks in this piping may lead to an invasion of dangerous and destructive pests. The Problems With Polybutylene Pipe Polybutylene piping was discontinued after the 90s because it was found to break down easily and cause leaks in a home.
9 June 2017
Like any other appliance in your home, a hot water heater requires periodic maintenance in order to function at its best ability. Both home maintenance and professional maintenance by a qualified plumber are central to your hot water heater's health, and any hot water heater can also produce serious problems if neglected, some minor and others quite major. Here are three such disasters you can avoid by taking care of your water heater.
29 May 2017
When you look at the weather report and see scorching hot temperatures on the horizon, does panic about your air conditioning bill start to set in? While your AC unit will typically work harder during a heat wave, there are some ways you can minimize the costs without sweating the day away in a hot home. Keep the shades drawn While you might enjoy the look of natural sunlight flooding into your room on a summer day, it's best to leave the shades (or drapes or blinds) closed during a heat wave.
17 May 2017
If you have a wet basement that you want to keep dry, then it may be in your best interest to install a sump pump. Once you add a pit to your basement and figure out tall your discharge pipe needs to be, you need to prepare your sump pump device for installation in the pit. There are a few things you need to do before setting your pump in the opening to make sure it works correctly.
13 May 2017
You use your plumbing system every day. But, if you are like most people, when you think of problems with the plumbing, the first things that come to mind are clogged sinks or leaky faucets. It is common for homeowners to overlook potential problems with one of the most used plumbing features in the kitchen: your garbage disposal. Whether you only use your garbage disposal on occasion or it gets frequent use, proper maintenance will help to reduce the need for unexpected plumbing repairs.
8 May 2017
When your heater breaks down, the repair costs can reach into the thousands. For many homeowners living on a tight budget, that number can be scary. However, you don't have to resign yourself to a cold home just because you don't have enough cash on hand. Here are a few options to consider that can help you get your heater running again in a jiffy. The Government May Offer You A Home Improvement Grant
11 March 2016
The bathroom can be a dangerous room for anyone in your family. There are a lot of areas where a person can slip or they can get caught up trying to navigate around the bathtub. If you would like to take steps to make sure that your bathroom is as safe as possible, then you will find this article useful. Consider making the following changes in your bathroom to reduce the risk of injuries.
14 October 2015
Plumbing plays an integral role in almost every home in Canada. When it works, plumbing makes your life incredibly easy by providing you with clean water to drink, disposing of your waste discretely, and bathing you. It is only when your plumbing fails to work that you realize just how much you depended on it. To prevent you from being uncomfortable, here are some tips on how to diagnose a common plumbing problem: a lack of hot water.
17 August 2015
Having a septic tank cleaned is an annoying, yet necessary, expense every three to five years. If you don't have your septic tank pumped, then your plumbing system might cease to function and be irreparably damaged. Many homeowners have a separate pool of money that they use to fund having their septic tank pumped in order to guarantee that they have the money for it when the time comes. However, there are a lot of different fees that might accumulate during the process of pumping out your septic tank and getting rid of its contents.
29 July 2015
From constant cleaning to periodic updates and repairs, the challenges of home ownership are easy to see. While you may be an experienced homeowner that can quickly solve minor issues without any help, most plumbing problems require professional service. Considering 30 percent of the total water supply is lost to leaking pipes, calling in the professionals when a plumbing issue arises is imperative to reduce this waste. Using this guide on perplexing plumbing terms, you will be more knowledgeable when the professional arrives to fix your leak.
8 April 2015