Washing machines are among the most useful and beloved of contemporary appliances. Yet when not properly maintained, they can represent a significant risk of flooding to your home. If you would like to improve your plumbing skills while learning how to take care of your washer, read on. This article will teach you how to replace worn out washing machine hoses. Step 1: Preparing for the job. Begin by unplugging your washing machine and turning off both water valves.
4 November 2015
You receive your monthly water bill, open the envelope, and see a number that is four times higher than average for your home. Assuming everyone didn't start taking three hour long showers in the past month, there is likely a leak or malfunction that caused your bill to jump up so high so fast. Here are three potential reasons your water bill can suddenly quadruple. Call in a plumber and/or your water company to help solve the problem.
26 October 2015
If you need to be on a very low-sodium diet, but you live in an area with hard water, it can be challenging to meet both of those needs. Although sodium is the most common type of water softener, there are other options. Examples include potassium chloride, which functions much like sodium does and exchanges itself for the high levels of magnesium and other hard minerals. Another choice to consider when sodium in the unit is not possible is only using the water softener on hot water, leaving untreated cold water available for daily use.
19 October 2015
If you have a basement in your home, you may rely on a sump pump to help keep it nice, dry and protected. However, if you have had the same sump pump for a long time, there's a chance that it just isn't doing the job right anymore. In fact, there is a chance that your sump pump has always been wrong for your home, such as not being strong or large enough.
14 October 2015
A whole house humidifier can help reduce effects of dry air caused by frequent use of your heating system. Dry air can cause a variety of uncomfortable side effects including cracked lips, dry skin, and bloody noses. There are a few different types of whole house humidifiers that can help with these problems. One of the more common types is a flow-through humidifier. What are the pros and cons of a whole house flow-through humidifier?
7 October 2015
Nobody enjoys paying an unexpected plumbing repair bill, which is why many homeowners are turning to DIY for their plumbing repair needs. Sometimes, however, plumbing issues may be more involved than what a homeowner can handle and require the help of a professional plumber. Below are three such situations and why they should be handled professionally. 1. Sewage Backup If you're dealing with sewage backup, whether from your toilet or your septic tank, it's important to call in the professionals immediately.
29 September 2015
You can save yourself time, trouble and money by keeping your drains clean. Each time you turn the water on, drain your tub or flush the toilet, water and waste products are washed through the drains to your sewer or septic tank. Over time, those drains can get clogged with hair, grease, food and even human waste. You'll know you're drains are filled with grime when you start experiencing frequent clogs.
21 September 2015