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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


How To Prepare Your Plumbing System For Storm Surges And Flooding

As monsoon season approaches, it's essential that you take steps to protect your home from storm damage — including your plumbing system. A little bit of preparation can go a long way towards preventing costly repairs down the road. Below are some tips on how to prepare your plumbing system for storm surges and flooding. 1. Inspect all exposed pipes and fittings for signs of wear and tear The first step is to inspect any exposed parts of your plumbing system.

Essential Maintenance Tips for Your Home's Water Heater

With a properly sized and functioning water heater, you get hot water when you need it. To keep the hot water flowing reliably and safely, you need to perform preventative equipment maintenance throughout the life of your water heating system. Preventative water heater maintenance also ensures efficient water heater operation, saving energy and keeping the cost of heating water to a minimum.  However, being proactive with your water heater maintenance will increase the service life of your water heater, reducing the chance of premature water heater replacement.

Five Lesser Known Signs Your Hot Water Unit Needs Repair

Hot water units are important to your home. These systems heat water to a temperature that is ideal for bathing, washing clothes and dishes, and other common household tasks. Hot water units are also used in commercial establishments such as restaurants, schools, hospitals, and nursing homes. The problem with hot water units is that they can break down at any time. If you notice any of these five less known signs your hot water unit needs repair, contact a plumber right away for tap and toilet repair:

Common Reasons Why Your Toilet Won't Flush

It's easy to take your toilet for granted. You probably flush it dozens of times a week without giving it a second thought. Because of this, when something does start to go wrong, it's natural to feel a sense of panic settle in. Here are some common reasons why your toilet won't flush as it should. The Handle Doesn't Work If you push your toilet's handle and nothing happens, you're probably dealing with a simple problem.

How to Clear a Clogged Drain

If you have a drain that moves very slowly or is completely blocked, then you need to take action to clear the clog that is preventing it from draining properly. The following tips can help when you have a clogged drain. 1. Remove the Clog Manually Sometimes, it is possible to peer down into the drain and see the object that is causing the clog. Long hair is perhaps the most common culprit, as it snags on the drain stopper and creates a tangle just inside the entrance to the drain.