Winterizing your home requires more than shutting the windows and turning on the furnace. Your electrical system often sees heavy use during the cold months, so you need to take steps to make sure it is functional and safe. 1. Exposed Exterior Wiring Summer can be hard on your home's outdoor electrical system. Summer storms or just dry rot from the sun can cause wiring covers to break or degrade. Once winter comes, with harsher temperatures and often more moisture, the exposed wires can pose a safety issue.
21 October 2020
When functioning well, a septic tank should be able to go years without needing to be pumped. A septic system that keeps backing up is usually indicative of something that needs to be repaired somewhere in your system. Here are three possible causes for your problem. Your Sewer Line is Clogged At some point, all drain pipes in your house connect to the sewer line, which carries liquid and waste to the septic tank.
21 September 2020
It is suggested that your drains are cleaned every few years, but it is possible to ensure your drains remain in good working order with a few preventative measures. Keep reading to learn how you can ensure your drains are clear and clean in between your septic system cleanings, minimizing the need for in-between cleanings and unnecessary repairs. Flush the Drains You can save water by having low-flow faucets and toilets installed, but what you may not realize is that they are easier to clog than standard water appliances.
21 August 2020
If you just purchased your first home, chances are it was built some years ago. In this case, some of the plumbing could be outdated and an accident just waiting to happen. The following are five plumbing updates you need to consider. 1. Replace the Garbage Disposal An outdated garbage disposal is more of a pain than it is useful. Dull blades and word grinding wheels can make it more prone to jams and blockages.
16 July 2020
If you own a home, you'll eventually run into plumbing issues over the years. Some you can fix and then others need to be looked at by a professional plumbing contractor. Here are a couple of situations that qualify for professional assistance. Broken Water Pipes Any time one of the pipes burst in the kitchen or bathroom, you need to hire a plumbing contractor right away. Otherwise, water damage could happen and that can be stressful and costly to deal with.
29 June 2020
You may typically think of plumbers as dealing with pipes and leaks. But in fact, they can diagnose and repair a wide variety of plumbing and plumbing-related problems, from water heater malfunctions to drain issues to plumbing vent problems and more. Sometimes, you may even need to call a plumber because of a problem caused by bacteria. Here are three examples of such instances. 1. Smelly water heater Does your water heater smell like a rotten egg or sewer gas?
21 May 2020
Do you have a problem with your main sewer line where something is stuck inside it? If so, you'll need to hire a professional sewer line cleaning service to help remove what is in there. It could be something as simple as tree roots or an object that somehow made its way into the sewer drain. Here are some questions you'll likely have about the process. How Will The Cleaning Service Know The Best Method?
22 April 2020