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Are you unhappy with the quality of the water in your home? Does your tap water have a weird taste or smell? Are you worried that your family may be ingesting or absorbing dangerous substances through your water supply? In an ideal world, everyone would have access to safe and clean drinking water, but unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Consuming contaminated water can cause many diseases that bring unpleasant symptoms, including diarrhea, vomiting, and pneumonia. In severe cases, consuming contaminated water can even lead to death.
The water heater is something most of us take for granted, until it suddenly stops working. As cold water imposes reality, we desperately dial a plumber or rush off to get a new water heater. All this might be avoided with some regular preventive maintenance.
Water heater maintenance is easy to overlook because the tank just sits there and has no moving parts to worry about. Inside though, two things are constantly attacking your water heater: sediment and rust.
Most steel water heater tanks are lined with glass to prevent rust, but the glass lining is never perfect and constant temperature fluxes cause minute openings. When water eventually penetrates the lining, the tank begins to rust.
It’s safe to say there are a lot of people who are afraid to mess with household plumbing – and we understand that. Plumbing can be scary if you don’t know what you’re doing, and nobody wants to be responsible for their house flooding, the toilet spewing sewage all over the bathroom, or pretty much anything else that involves large quantities of water or human waste being anywhere that it doesn’t belong. However, knowledge is power, and as a general rule, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The very best thing you can do for your home’s plumbing is also the easiest: maintain it.
If good practices are in place a garbage disposal, or garburator, should last well over a decade. Learn about the factors that can impact garbage disposal lifespan and the regular maintenance and garbage disposal repair that can be done to make your disposal last for up to 15 years.
What Impacts Garbage Disposal Lifespan?
Ultimately, three factors can be attributed to impacting garbage disposal lifespan…
While you are spending time at home, you might find that you are ready for some fixture upgrades across the house.
Lately, everyone seems to be doing more dishes than they would like. While a new faucet may not seem like a big change, the upgrade can actually improve the efficiency of your kitchen sink. Better pressure while using less water will save you money on your utilities bill. If you have been struggling with a leaky or worn-out faucet, it’s time for a change! Allow us to fit the perfect option for your home so you don’t have to deal with any other headaches in the kitchen.
While it is important to regularly keep an eye on your pipes, it’s even more critical to do so if you’re living in an older home. As a plumbing system ages, pipes will generally show indications of problems. If you don’t watch for pipe problems closely, you might miss the signs of issues that could result in extremely costly damage. Check areas of your home that you may not typically think about, places such as utility rooms, crawlspaces and basements, and look for the following clues that your pipes may need to be repaired or replaced.
Few household implements have changed less in the last century than the reliable old toilet. Specifics may have improved, but the basic principles of tank, toilet seat, flush, follow up with dry paper have remained largely intact.
Everyone has done it. You take a nice long shower, and the water starts rising above your ankles. The drain isn’t clogged, it’s just slow. You can call a hydro jet plumber, or one of those rooter vans, but you want to take a DIY crack at it before you make that call.
Dual flush toilets are exactly what they claim to be: toilets that give you the option to choose from two different flushes. Why? Because, to put it plainly, it doesn’t take as much water to send number one packing as it does to get rid of number two. By purchasing a toilet with both a low and high volume flush, you’ll cut the water your toilet uses by more than half, not only saving you a bundle of money over the course of the toilet’s lifetime, but doing some good from an environmental standpoint as well.
When water begins to drain more slowly and all of a sudden, it becomes a pool, you know what that means. A clogged drain is an annoyance to your everyday bathroom use. However, if left unfixed, this small inconvenience can become a big problem for your plumbing.
For minor issues, it’s a great idea to have a few at-home remedies ready to use when needed. As such, here are the best ways to unclog a drain.
For a stubborn clog that won’t go away, its best to let a pro handle it.