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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

2016

Traditional vs. Tankless Water Heater: Which Way Should You Go?

You have decided that it is time to do away with the old water heater in your home. With so many options on the market to choose from, finding the ideal one can be confusing. However, the choice comes down to two options: traditional and tankless water heaters. These two systems vary significantly in their operations and features. Read on for a detailed comparison that will enable you to make the best choice for your home.

Do You Need a Heavy-Duty Drainage System for Your Residential Property?

Not all residential properties need the same type of drainage in their garage as you would find under a car wash or installed in a large farm, but sometimes a standard residential drainage or plumbing system is too inefficient for your needs. A heavy-duty drainage system, installed on the garage floor or under a shed or storage area, can mean better drainage on the property and more convenience for you as well.

Commercial Buildings: How to Ensure the Water Supply Is Clean

If you own or manage a large commercial building, you are responsible for ensuring that the drinking water is safe and clean. While the mains water is clean when it enters your building, it could become contaminated by microorganisms or rust and other metals as it passes through the building's internal plumbing system. These contaminants may lead to people becoming unwell due to drinking bad water and could leave you facing a lawsuit or investigation by the local health and safety authority.

Blocked Drain Pipes: Tips for Preventing Them

Consistently having to call a plumber to come and unblock your clogged drains can be quite inconvenient, not to mention expensive in the long run. Nevertheless, some homeowners do not realise that their own neglect is what leads to these blockages cropping up on a regular basis. As much as our drainage system is out of sight, this does not mean it should be out of mind too. It is prudent to enlist the services of professional plumbers on a scheduled basis to maintain your plumbing system.

How to Avoid Expensive Winter Plumbing Leaks

Home plumbing can pay a huge price if the house isn't adequately prepared for winter. Seasonal shifts, whether related to travel, winter temperatures or festivities can push your home's plumbing system to the brink. So how do you ensure your plumbing is ready for winter? Here's how to save cash as well as keep pipes from freezing: Protect Plumbing Pipes from Freezing Whenever winter temperatures plummet, water easily freezes inside. This causes them to burst.

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.

Troubleshooting Why Hot Water is No Longer Coming Out of Your Faucets

If you notice that the water coming out of your hot water faucet is not hot at all, you most likely have an issue with your gas water heater. When the water is not heating at all, there can be a number of causes behind the problem. This means that you need to know how to troubleshoot the issue and determine what the cause is before you can begin repairs on your gas water heater.