2020

Mistakes To Avoid When Cleaning Your Drains

Having clean drains is important. It makes saving money on drain repairs easy, keeps bad smells away, and allows you to complete normal household chores every day. If you avoid these mistakes, this cleaning task will be easy for you to manage over and over. Avoid Using a Coat Hanger Although the go-to solution for clogged drains with a lot of homeowners is a coat hanger, you need to avoid this method.

Portable Toilet Rental In The Midst Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed almost everything, but one thing remains true: people need to use the restroom from time to time. If you are organizing an event in the coming weeks — one that hopefully adheres to your state and municipality guidelines regarding the size of parties — then renting portable toilets is a good idea. This may enable you to keep the event outside rather than letting people indoors to use the toilet, which will help reduce the risk of virus transmission.

Plumbing Problems Can Happen In New Houses, Too

So often, homeowners assume that plumbing issues are something that occurs only in older homes. If you live in new home, you may figure leaks and rusted pipes aren't something you need to be concerned about — and for the most part, you are correct. However, new homes are not completely immune to plumbing trouble. The plumbing problems they experience are simply different from the plumbing problems seen in 50 or 100-year-old houses.

Slab Leaks: How To Recognize Them, And What To Do About Them

When you think of a plumbing leak, you typically think of water dripping out of a pipe you can see or maybe out of a pipe running behind your wall. What you probably don't picture is an underground pipe leaking water. But that's exactly what a slab leak is. It's a leak in the main water pipe that brings water into your home, and that typically runs right under your home's concrete slab foundation.

Hot Water Heater Problems and Repairs Caused by Hard Water

A water heater is a wonderful device to have in your home, and most homes have one. Most people are used to having hot water on demand because of their hot water heaters, but these systems can stop working. If your system stopped working, it might be because of your home's hard water. Hard water can affect a water heater and will cause it to stop working. Here are several things to know about getting the repairs you need for your water heater if this is the problem.

3 Reasons A Tankless Water Heater Is Perfect For A Survivalist's Home

The survivalist or prepper lifestyle is all about thinking forward and preparing for things that other people may never think about. There are a lot of things that fit into this kind of life, but even appliance choices can make a difference. The tankless water heater is one of those appliances. Take a look at just a few of the reasons that these more modern water heaters are a wise investment if you consider yourself a prepper or survivalist.

Why You Should Consider Routine Septic System Cleaning

Routine cleaning of septic tanks is a chore that many households sometimes disregard until an accident happens. Scenarios like obstruction and bad odor can be prevented by hiring a professional plumber to check that the tank is clear. It is best to clean the tank every few years based on the usable capacity, family size, and regular amount of wastewater. Blockages Because of our underground septic systems, we can never understand exactly what's happening within our tanks.

Planning Your Spring Cleaning Tasks? Don't Forget About Your Plumbing

If you are planning your spring cleaning, you likely have a lot of things on your list when it comes to cleaning your home. One thing you may not consider is your plumbing. Below are three tips on spring cleaning your plumbing so you will know what to add to your list of things to do. Inspect Plumbing Pipes To start, check all plumbing pipes in your home for leaks or other damage.

Dealing With Residential Drain Odors & Debris

The odors that are sometimes released from the plumbing fixture drains can be nauseating and fill the air in an entire house. If the problem becomes out of control when it comes to the extent of debris that has gone down the drains, simply attempting to clean them out on your own might not be enough to get rid of the odors. In the worst-case scenario, you might actually have to hire a plumber to not only clean the drains to get rid of the odors but to also make the plumbing system work properly.