Clogged drains and sewer lines are common problems, especially in older homes and commercial buildings. When they happen, they can cause a mess with overflowing water, debris and sewage, and foul odors. Flushing the toilet can back water up into your bathtub or shower. The result is usually an emergency call to a plumber for help.
The holiday season is right around the corner and soon our homes will be filled with the food, family, and friends that we love. We all know the best way to relax around the holidays is to prepare ahead of time, especially in the kitchen! The sink is a focal part of Thanksgiving, and a clogged drain is the last thing you want to deal with when you’re in a turkey coma. So take one thing off your checklist this Thanksgiving, avoid putting these four things down your drain:
Maintaining the plumbing in your home is important to preventing water damage and keeping your water bills in check. But when the same things keep happening over and over again, or your water bill suddenly spikes up without an obvious reason, it can be a little confusing. So, it’s only normal you would be looking for answers. Here are five of the most common plumbing questions that homeowners have about the plumbing in their homes.
Dealing with a clogged kitchen drain can be a hassle, especially when it springs out of nowhere when you are trying to prepare a meal or, worse, preparing for guests to arrive. One of the most common causes of clogs is the dumping used cooking oil down your drain. This includes rinsing oil and grease from pots and pans down your drain. Rinsing drains with hot water and grease-fighting dish detergent behind the oil won’t prevent clogs; the grease will simply jell further down the pipeline, causing the same clog but in a more difficult location.
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:
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.
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:
Ah- the smell of gingerbread permeates through the house, the twinkling spruce tree illuminates your window from a mile away, and a pile of presents are vibrantly wrapped in the craft store’s best selection of paper and ribbon. However, as you go to take a sip of eggnog and bite into a delicious holiday cookie, you hear a peculiar banging sound. What could it be?
If you're a first time home buyer, you probably feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of new things you're responsible for. But if you learn the basics of the many systems in your house, you'll soon have everything under control and be able to enjoy your new home. One of the most important aspects of your house that you need to have a decent understanding of is your plumbing.
How long have you been ignoring the drip from the kitchen sick or the clog in the shower? Probably too long. Every time you take a shower, you think ‘I really need to get this fixed’ as the soapy water pools around your ankles. Still, you get out and on with your busy day, forgetting all about your frustration until next time. We have all dealt with a similar situation and no matter what kind of common plumbing issue you are experiencing, there is, more or less, a simple solution. Don’t let the annoying drip in the bathroom sink keep you up at night any longer. Whatever your plumbing problem (and you’re probably stressing about it right now, in fact) we have the answers!