If you live in an older home or are thinking about buying one, it may become necessary to redo all of the plumbing. Ideally, you should have a professional plumber look at your pipes and assess whether or not they need to be replaced. However, there are a few quick and simple things you can do on your own. To determine if your home may need to be replumbed, work through these four essential questions:
One of the ways to reduce your carbon footprint and to keep your house comfortable is to switch to solar energy options. You may be surprised to know there are several solar water heating options available for your home. If you have never considered solar water heating, here are a few options that may work for your home and for your overall solar home plans. Solar Water Heater One of the easiest and most readily available option is a solar water heater.
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.