31 March 2017
Is the water in your home not draining properly? If you have water backing up in your shower, sinks, and toilet, chances are you have a major clog in your main sewer line. This can be a significant problem that can leave you without a functioning home until it is repaired. It is crucial that you have this looked at. The following are just a few things that can cause your sewer main to become clogged:
29 March 2017
As the weather starts warming up, it's almost time to close the furnace down for the winter and prep the air conditioner for full operation mode. Now is the best time to have a HVAC pro come to your home and inspect your entire unit for potential issues. Here are some things that your heating and cooling pro can check out at the next appointment. Air Duct Cleaning If your summer cottage has been closed for most of the winter, there is a good chance that dust and allergens have found their way into the air duct system.
29 March 2017
A clogged bathtub drain is often more difficult to clear than a kitchen drain. A plunger doesn't work as well due to the shape of the tub and the overflow drain that allows pressure to escape. Plus, using chemical drain cleaners in a clogged tub isn't a very good idea because you're left with a big problem if the chemicals don't work and they float around your tub. Here are some things that might help.
23 March 2017
Spring is in the air. Those seasonal showers will soon be here. If you live in an area that experiences torrential rains during the spring, it's time to start getting your home ready for potential flooding. Not only can flooding make a mess of your yard, but it can also damage your home. If you have a basement, the damage can be even worse. To help prevent flood damage this spring, here are three simple projects you should add to your "
16 March 2017
Water wells are susceptible to damage from nearby lightning strikes in a number of ways. If you have experienced a recent thunderstorm, you should know the signs of possible lightning damage to your well. Below are some of the most common problems that can appear after a well has been struck by lightning. Well Pump Quits Operating One of the most obvious signs of lightning damage is a malfunctioning well pump.
9 March 2017
Plumbing mistakes happen to just about every homeowner. Whether you attempted to fix a seemingly small plumbing problem yourself or ignored an issue too long, plumbing mistakes can be both frustrating and costly. You have to find a reputable plumber to rectify the mistake and possibly shell out hundreds of dollars. That is why it is important to learn a little bit more about your plumbing system and how to treat it properly.
7 March 2017
If you want to ensure additional toxins and bacteria are removed from your water, then you have several options. You could use a water filter pitcher, install a point-of-use filter on faucets you use the most, or have a whole-home water filter installed. Here's a look at some of the many benefits of choosing the whole-home water filter. The water you bathe in will be filtered, too Some contaminants in water, such as chlorine compounds, can enter your body through your skin.
6 March 2017
If your gas fireplace won't light or it lights then goes out, test the thermocouple. The thermocouple is a heat-sensing device that controls the furnace to prevent gas leaks. You should be sure it is the thermocouple causing problems before you replace it. Here are tips to test a gas furnace thermoocouple. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: work gloves cloths compressed air screwdriver, sandpaper, or steel wool long match (optional) mutlimeter with alligator clips Shut off gas to the fireplace, which is commonly located on the gas line attached to the burner.
2 March 2017
When you start looking for an HVAC specialist, you may not think about them having plumbing experience. However, there are certain situations when they will have to handle plumbing and have the expertise to do so. Here are the reasons your HVAC specialist needs plumbing training and why it is important you check for that experience. Water Heater Installs and Repair One of the main reasons your HVAC specialist should have plumbing experience is due to water heater installs and repairs.
2 February 2017
Although having a large family is a great thing, it also means that there are more people using the household water each day. Having to wait for the water to heat up after it runs out can be difficult to cope with when you are in a hurry to go somewhere and need to take a shower. If you are tired of being in such a situation, consider getting a tankless water heater installed for your household.