As winter sets in, plummeting temperatures can put home plumbing systems at risk. If water freezes inside your pipes, the ice could burst the pipe and cause a leak that does serious damage to your home and furnishings. Here are four useful plumbing maintenance tips you can use this winter to reduce the risk of pipes freezing in very cold weather. 1. Insulate Col
- Virtually every home will have a blocked drain at one time or another, and some blockages can be addressed by a homeowner rather than having to call a plumber. However, not all home remedies and tools actually work for blocked drains, and some amateur fixes can even damage plumbing pipes. Note a few tips on the home fixes you might try when a plumbing pipe or drain is
- Before installing your electric hot water systems, you should have a rough idea about what is needed and what should be avoided. In general you can place your electric hot water system anywhere, but there are locations that are more ideal than others to reduce possible damage. The following simplified guidelines will help you to decide where to place your new system.
- Nobody wants to be faced with a plumbing emergency. The inconvenience that they cause and possible evacuation from the residence is not something many people want to endure. Regardless, some people tend to overlook some plumbing problems with the hope that they will resolve with some DIY fixes. However, not every plumbing problem can be discounted. In some situations,
- Nearly every home will have a blocked or clogged drain at one time or another, as it's not unusual for hair, soap scum and other debris to get caught in shower and sink traps and pipes; food debris and cooking oils can also cause blockages in kitchen sinks. If you're a homeowner, you might note some common questions about blocked drains so you know to get these addres