Many first-time homebuyers are surprised to learn how often they might need to call someone to their home to fix a plumbing problem, but a little bit of regular plumbing maintenance can mean avoiding some of those repair bills. Note a few maintenance tips that new homeowners will want to consider for their first home, to keep their plumbing pipes and fixtures in good
- Being your own plumber is fraught with dangers. You could easily find yourself on the wrong side of the law, risking a fine and breaching the terms of your insurance, and if the job goes wrong, it could cost a lot to put it right. Although the law varies from state to state, it is generally illegal to carry out alterations to the drinking water supply, the sewage syst
- 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.