Your plumbing system is one of the unsung heroes of your home. Unfortunately, many people only consider their plumbing when it has failed and requires expensive maintenance. Cleaning up after a plumbing disaster rates high among the most stressful issues a homeowner can suffer.
No matter how much time and effort you spend to keep your home’s bathroom clean and sanitary, unsightly stains can undo all your hard work. Rust stains can give your perfectly kept plumbing fixtures a filthy appearance and may discourage you from inviting friends and family to enjoy your home. Even if the toilet, tub, or sink has just been scrubbed, the visual appearance of grime may leave everyone who uses the fixture feeling a little less clean than before.
Most people would not think twice about replacing worn out appliances or the roof on their home if they were showing signs of failing. However, it is very common to not give old plumbing a second thought until there is a major problem. The plumbing in your home will usually give you a sign early on that something is going awry - you just need to know to recognize the signs that repair is needed so that you can act to prevent further damage.
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?
As a homeowner, whether you’re new to it or you’ve been in the same house for 20+ years, you already know that a house needs attention to look its best and give back to your family. While you probably spend considerable time and money on your home, one area you might be neglecting is your pipes.
It’s time for barbecues, running through the sprinkler, and lots of sunshine! It’s also time for plumbing problems that crop up during the warmer months.
The laundry room often is overlooked when considering routine plumbing maintenance tasks. However, people depend on their washing machines and the drains and pipes that connect to them every day. Proper maintenance is required here just as much as with kitchen or bathrooms. Here are some do it yourself tips to help prevent having to call a plumber out in an emergency.