Thanksgiving is behind us, and Christmas is just around the corner! That means the savory smell of turkey, the frenzy of football games, and the dreaded post-meal cleanup. It may be tempting to throw everything down the drain or flush away things in the toilet, but that could make matters worse for yourself and your plumbing. If you want to avoid issues with your pipes during the holidays, here are some tips about what you should and shouldn’t do:
No plumbing device is invincible, and even the safest, most durable pipe systems will eventually break down. While it is often possible to shore up broken plumbing with minor repairs, the longer you have had your pipes, the greater the chance that they are too severely damaged for repairs to work. When this occurs, you need to invest in repiping, or comprehensively replacing large portions of your plumbing system with new pipes.
With all the spooky happenings around Halloween, you expect to have a little friendly terror in your life. What you don’t want are plumbing horrors that ambush you during an already busy time of year. Yet the potential for difficulties with your plumbing is already haunting your home, waiting to spread some Halloween frights.
These Halloween plumbing tips can help you avoid some common plumbing mishaps that can happen this time of year. A little common sense will go a long way towards keeping you and your plumbing happy during this creepiest of holidays!
Hurricane season has the potential to spell disaster, as we’ve already seen this year with Irma. In the event of an emergency, it can be crucial to know where your water shut off valve is. This year has had one of the most active hurricane seasons to date. In case of an emergency, it's important to know where the water shut off valve is located in your home. Even outside of hurricane season, you will find the ability to close the water valve useful for sudden pipe leaks, minor repairs, and even bathroom fixture inconveniences.
We all have prized possessions we go out of our way to take care of. Perhaps we never drink red wine or grape juice on a favorite light-colored couch, or we keep our most precious trinkets in an enclosed cabinet. These are signs that we value these items and want to enjoy them for many years to come.
Before calling for plumbing repair, Jacksonville residents might want to learn how to repair a burst pipe on their own. Fixing a burst pipe isn't as hard as you might think. It only requires a few simple tools and items as well as some moderate soldering skills! We promise, it isn't as daunting as you might think!
Hard water is a common problem for many Florida residents due to the high mineral content in our groundwater. The higher the level of calcium in your water, the more problems you may have because of it. Installing a water softener system for your home is the best way to deal with hard water and its unpleasant consequences. Consider the following reasons for getting a water softener:
It isn't often you think of plumbing and electricity at the same time, but many plumbing functions actually depend on electricity to run. If your electricity goes out, you may find yourself with a backed up basement, burst pipes, no hot water and even a toilet that doesn't flush. Let's take a brief look at how electricity affects the various parts of your plumbing and discuss what you can do about some of these things.
When was the last time you considered replacing your home’s water heater or making your home more energy-efficient? It might be time for you to consider whether or not switching to a gas tankless water heater is right for you. For most families, a tankless water heater can supply an endless stream of hot water and help cut significant energy costs. Here are some variables to consider when deciding if a gas tankless water heater is right for you and your home:
The devastation of a broken pipe in your home can ruin more than only your day — it can take weeks and thousands of dollars to repair the damage! Many homeowners who have suffered a broken pipe have asked one simple question, “Who is going to pay for all of this?”