10 November 2015
If you expect overnight guests soon, and your bathtub drain keeps clogging up, you can unclog it fast with baking soda, dish detergent and vinegar. Bathtub drains don't just clog up with hair. The drains can also develop sticky blockages from the chemicals found in your hair conditioners and bath oils. If you don't remove the problems right away, they can eventually damage your plumbing system. Unclog your bathtub and keep it unclogged with these two easy steps below.
23 September 2015
Just like with your car, regular maintenance and simple observations will tell you when it is time to have a tech out to your home-- before it dies completely. Your Bills Seem Awfully High This Winter Your furnace will naturally become less efficient as it ages, but this process takes years. Normally, your bills might go up by a few dollars each year. If your bills spike, or they are substantially higher this winter, it may be a sign that your heater is having a hard time keeping up.
19 June 2015
When you move into your first place with a septic system, you might be unfamiliar with the unique care requirements of this type of plumbing system. It's important to remember that anything you put down the drain in your house can affect the septic system. In fact, you may be making some drain-damaging mistakes that you don't realize. Here are a few mistakes that many homeowners make when it comes to septic system management and some tips to avoid them.
11 May 2015
If your toilet is loose, wobbly, cracked, or leaky, then it might be time to purchase yourself a new one. When you buy a toilet, you have the option of installing it yourself or hiring an experienced plumber to secure it for you. Installing the toilet yourself can save you some money, but you need to make sure you do everything correctly. Correct installation means making sure leaks are not present. Preventing leaks during installation is easy, but if you are unsure about what to do, read through the information below.
2 April 2015
Clogged drains are a hassle, but they're very common, and all homeowners should know how to handle them. Here are five easy ways to fix minor clogs around the house by yourself. With a plunger Plungers are a great way to fix clogged toilets, but you can also use them to fix clogs in sinks or bathtubs. It's easy to unclog a drain with a plunger. First, you need to make sure that there is a few inches of standing water in the sink or bathtub.
31 March 2015
The porta potty is a concept that is used all around the world at events and public attractions where a large number of people gather. To improve upon the porta potty, many variations in public portable toilets have become available. Here are four different types of porta potties that you can find in many countries of Europe. Germany's Festival Trailer Toilets If you have ever been to a festival in Germany, you may have come across this version of a porta potty.
12 March 2015
Summer is coming up and it is time to start thinking about energy efficient ways to cool your tiny house. Part of the beauty of living in a tiny house is the opportunity it provides to reduce your impact on the environment by living more simply and making the use of green technology more affordable. If you are new to tiny house living and are not sure what method of cooling is best for you, or if you have simply been making due with an energy guzzling window air conditioning unit, there are some good options out there that are cheap to run and environmentally friendly.
11 March 2015
Owning a home can be an overwhelming experience. From the initial purchase to various tasks to clean and maintain the house, it is easy to see how stress becomes a part of your life. Unfortunately, certain updates and repairs are imperative for maintaining your investment. Considering the popularity of plumbing problems for many homeowners, learning how to diagnose and repair these issues can be helpful. If the water in your toilet seems to be running continuously, figuring out the root cause is essential.
3 March 2015
Do you think you may be in need of boiler repair work, but aren't sure? Maybe your boiler is making strange noises or the water pressure or temperature seems off. It's pretty subtle, though, so you can't tell for sure if it is real or just your imagination. Before you call a boiler repair person to come take a look for you, do some troubleshooting on your own to determine if there really is a problem.