Plumbing Mistakes You Should Avoid

7 Ways To Babyproof Your Bathroom

Posted by on Aug 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 7 Ways To Babyproof Your Bathroom

While supervision is the best way to protect your little one from harm, even the most devoted mom or dad can’t be on top of their children 24/7. Babyproofing helps protect your child from harm — and prevents excess mess or damage to your home — in those moments when your tiny tyke manages to sneak out of sight. While many parents focus on things like electrical outlets and kitchen cabinets, it’s easier to overlook the bathroom, despite its many potential dangers. Follow these tips to protect your children and keep your...

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Symptoms And Repair Options For Sewer Waste Pipe Problems

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Symptoms And Repair Options For Sewer Waste Pipe Problems

Whether you’re purchasing a new home or worried about a problem in your current home, knowing the symptoms of a sewer problem can help you diagnose a problem early. For older homes, you should consider a sewer check a normal part of the home inspection process, so you are aware of any issues before you finalize the purchase. The sooner you are aware of issues, the more likely you can schedule a repair before there is any major damage, or arrange for the homeowners to fix it before you buy. The following symptoms and inspections are the...

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Why You Need HVAC

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why You Need HVAC

Whether you are a homeowner or a business owner, you have probably had to handle the installation or maintenance of HVAC systems before. Even if you haven’t directly dealt with the appliances involved in HVAC, you have felt their effects every time you turned on the fan, air conditioning, or heater. Therefore, you are probably at least a little bit familiar with how HVAC works and why it matters. On the other hand, you probably don’t have the full picture. To help you get a better understanding of the subject, here is a breakdown...

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Top 3 Reasons To Choose Trenchless Sewer Repairs

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Top 3 Reasons To Choose Trenchless Sewer Repairs

Have your toilet, tub and sinks been backing up lately? Have you already been told that your sewer line is either clogged by roots or starting to collapse, requiring a replacement? If you need to have your sewer line replaced, here are some reasons why you should consider going with a trenchless sewer repair: Minimal landscaping damage: With a traditional sewer line repair or replacement, your plumber will have to dig a trench along the entire length of the sewer pipe. If there happen to be any flower beds or tree roots above the sewer...

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How To Avoid Broken Sprinkler Heads

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Avoid Broken Sprinkler Heads

If you’re sick of replacing broken sprinkler heads, you want to learn about all the things you can do to prevent them from breaking. The tips in this article will provide you with the information you need to help your sprinkler heads last as long as possible. Restrict access to parking areas near the sprinklers If you have sprinkler heads near the areas where cars park, you want to rearrange the parking arrangements in your yard. If it’s not possible to park in other areas, then you should make it obvious that sprinklers are...

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What Type Of Septic Tank System Do You Need?

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Type Of Septic Tank System Do You Need?

If you live in a rural area or somewhere that doesn’t have a main sewer system, you will need to get a septic tank system. There are two main types of systems, including conventional and advanced systems. Here are some things to know about each so you can decide which one is best for your home. Conventional Systems Conventional systems, also referred to as traditional systems, are the most common septic tank systems. A conventional septic tank system takes waste from your plumbing system and transports it down the drains, then into a...

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What You Should Never Flush Down the Toilet

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What You Should Never Flush Down the Toilet

You may think you know the rules of what does and does not go down the toilet, but people are often surprised when they put a little cotton swab down the toilet and they end up with a clog. No matter how small or harmless something seems, only water and waste should be going down your toilet drain. Here are some things you should never flush down the toilet. Cottons Balls and Swabs The problem with cotton balls and cotton swabs isn’t their size as you will notice they will most likely flush with no problems. The main issue comes later...

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Four Unfortunate Sounds Your Plumbing System May Be Making

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Unfortunate Sounds Your Plumbing System May Be Making

Plumbing sounds can be a source of anxiety or just plain annoying. And if they’re waking up the baby, well, that’s beyond annoying. You’re probably impatient to get to the bottom of the problem so you can get back to bed. Here are four types of sounds you may be hearing in your plumbing system and their possible causes. Banging sounds. This is one of the more common sounds and, unfortunately, it has several probable causes. The first is water pressure, which you can check yourself with a water pressure gauge from the...

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What Is Chemical Grouting And Should You Be Concerned About It?

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Is Chemical Grouting And Should You Be Concerned About It?

Perhaps you’ve heard that your municipality or private contractors are doing something called chemical grouting to fix the sewer pipes near you. You’re not sure what this means for you and want to make sure it won’t have a negative impact. Here’s the scoop on chemical grouting, why it is used and what its benefits are. What is Chemical Grouting? Chemical grouting is a technique to repair aging sewer pipes that might have cracks or failing seals at the joints. As many as 240,000 water mains break or crack every year in...

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Listen To Your Plumbing To Learn About Problems

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Listen To Your Plumbing To Learn About Problems

When you own a house, it’s a good idea to get to know your house well. You can watch for visual signs of potential problems and listen for new sounds that let you know trouble may be brewing. There are normal sounds from your plumbing, and then there are plumbing sounds that indicate plumbing issues. Read this article to learn about the different sounds your plumbing may make and the issues those sounds may signify. Banging noises – In an older house a little bit of rattling of the plumbing pipes can be normal. However, if they...

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