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Plumbing Emergency: What To Do During a Flood

Welcome! My name is Sally. This is my blog about plumbing. I decided to start writing about plumbing after a very scary experience. I arrived home from work one day only to discover that a pipe burst in my home. When I opened the front door, I saw a torrent of water pouring down the stairs. I panicked and ran next door to my neighbour. Luckily, he used to work as a construction contractor, so he has a lot of experience in dealing with household problems. He helped me to turn off the mains water and helped me to mop up the mess. After this event, I decided I wanted to learn more about the plumbing in my house, so I went to a night school class.

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Plumbing Emergency: What To Do During a Flood

    Turning Over A New Leaf: Stopping Autumn Leaves From Blocking Your Outside Drains

    Blocked indoor drains can be tiresome and expensive to deal with, and most of us take care to avoid shoving anything too dangerous down our sinks and plugholes. However, outdoor drains, such as the french drains and culverts used to direct water away from driveways, generally receive much less care and attention, when the consequences of a blockage can be easily catastrophic.  One particular source of peril for your outdoor drains is falling leaves in the autumn, and thick, waterproof layers of rotting leaf detritus can quickly build up in neglected outdoor drains.

    3 Potential Problems That Can Occur With Your Bathroom Taps

    Most bathroom taps are well engineered to remain unaffected for a long time, but every so often, something can go wrong. Some people choose to replace their taps entirely, but some quick fixes can be undertaken by professional plumbing services to ensure that you don't have to shell out much for replacement. This guide offers you some insight into potential problems that can occur with your bathroom taps. Your Bathroom Tap Screeches

    Why You May Not Be Able to Get That Blocked Drain Clear

    You may not need to call a plumber every time your home has a blocked drain; sometimes the old household trick of putting a little vinegar and baking soda in the drain can help to push a clog along quickly and easily. However, there may be some very good reasons why you can't get a blocked drain clear no matter what you try, and why you may want to stop your household tricks and simply give a plumber a call.

    How to Reduce the Stormwater Load on Your Drainage System

    It can be very expensive to install a stormwater drainage system on a residential property where no measures have been taken to limit the volume of stormwater originating from that property. You can take some simple steps to minimise the volume of stormwater that your stormwater drainage system will have to carry. Those measures may reduce how much you will spend on stormwater drainage installation. This article discusses some of those measures.

    Hot Water Tank Relief Valve Drip: When Is It Time To Call In A Plumber?

    As a first home owner, you are embarking on a journey that combines home ownership pride with home maintenance 101 education. Take, for example, the dripping hot water tank relief valve problem that you have recently noticed. You may think a few drops of water here and there are not going to do any harm, so is it really necessary to call in a plumber? It's time to understand why the relief valve is dripping so you can make a decision about how long you can wait to get it replaced.

    When It's Time to Call a Plumber

    Having a burst pipe in the home is not the only time you want to call a plumber and have them inspect and repair your home's pipes, as there are many other signs that your home has a water leak or other damage that should be addressed by a plumber. Ignoring these signs can mean larger repair bills down the road, as well as the risk of your home being damaged by mold, mildew, and the like.

    'Erm, It's Still There' 4 Reasons Your Toilet Isn't Flushing Solid Waste

    So, you've flushed your toilet as usual, then turned around to be confronted by the fact that your solid waste is still hanging around. This can be pretty disgusting, not to mention embarrassing. Unfortunately, there are actually quite a few reasons why it might be occurring. Here are just four. 1. There's a Clog The most obvious answer to your toilet's inconvenient habit of failing to clear solid waste is that there is a clog.

    Important Factors You Shouldn't Overlook When Buying a Water Heater

    When getting a new water heater for your home, you want to take the time to compare different models so you know you get something that will provide the hot water you need without wasting energy. Solar water heaters are a viable option for many homes and tankless water heaters can also be a good choice for certain spaces, but these too must be chosen carefully. When you're ready to choose, note a few factors you don't want to overlook so you know you get the right water heater for your home and family.