Your household drains can be a convenient way of disposing of many different liquids and other items, right? Wrong. While they effectively drain water and most liquids without complaint, your household drains are not designed to carry away much more than water and diluted cleaning solutions, such as laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, toothpaste, and mouthwash. So what are some things that are commonly flushed or poured down the drain but really shouldn't be?
If you find water puddles under your water heater, there are two possible causes that could be behind it. One, the water heater could be leaking due to damage or wear. Or two, the water heater could simply be 'sweating'. Water heater 'sweating' is actually caused by condensation, where warmer air cools against the cooler tank surface, thereby turning into liquid water. Either way, it is imperative that you establish which of the two your water heater is suffering from.
If you have a home that is connected to a septic system, you already know that you need routine septic cleaning to maintain your system. Beyond this general cleaning, there are times when you system will need attention. In these cases, you will need a plumber who has experience dealing with septic tanks and related systems. Here are three signs that you need to call a plumber for your septic system.
In many cases, simple plumbing repairs such as leaky pipes leading to your shower are surprisingly easy to fix on your own. However, in order to be successful, you need the right tools for these plumbing repairs. You can easily set up your own basic plumbing repair kit with the following items: 1. PVC or Copper Pipes Take a look at the pipes in your walls (there should be an access panel behind your shower or tub) and buy a few spare lengths of pipe to have on hand.