If you have a basement in your home, you probably have a sump pit too. In this pit, you will find a pump, which is used to carry water away from the home and into your yard. Sump pumps are great for keeping water out of basements, but they are often used improperly. Here are several important things you should know to make sure your home is using the sump pit for what it was designed for.
If you've decided to replace your cumbersome hot water tank with an on-demand hot water system, you need to be prepared to take proper care of it. It's easy to overlook the needs of a tankless system because it's out of the way. If you want to be sure that you're getting the longest lifespan and the best results from your new tankless heater, here are a few things that you need to think about.
Whether you suspect you have a water leak or not, it pays to regularly check for them. Just a leaky toilet alone can drip away up to 200 gallons per day, costing the average homeowner in the neighborhood of $70 per month. But leaks can cost way more than that if you suffer water damage as a result. If you're not sure how to narrow down the culprit, here are tips for finding water leaks in and around your home and what to do about them.
If you have a gas water heater, the pilot light has to stay lit or your water heater won't be able to heat water. However, if your light constantly goes out, you may wonder what the issue is. Here are three common reasons why a gas water heater pilot light goes out repeatedly and what can be done to solve the problem. The Thermocouple is Dirty One of the most common reasons why a gas water heater won't stay lit is because the thermocouple is dirty.
The number of Americans living in multi-generational households continues to rise -- rising to nearly 20 percent of the population and doubling over the last 30 years. While these arrangements can provide a number of benefits to all members of the household, from free or low-cost babysitting for working parents to avoiding the cost of assisted living for the elder family members, increasing the number of people living in your household can put a strain on your plumbing and septic or sewer system.
During the summer months, I enjoy taking care of my outdoor plants and flowers. Because I live in the southern United States, my vegetation needs water almost daily. Thankfully, I have a convenient outdoor faucet connected to my home. However, I recently endured some problems with this source of water. When I turned on the faucet, I was greeted with a forceful spray of water going in all directions. Before I could gather my senses and turn the water off, I resembled my dog after she jumps into a pool of water. To avoid the wet dog look in the future, I plan to hire a professional plumber to take care of my faulty faucet. On this blog, you will learn about the benefits of securing a reputable plumber to repair your problematic faucets.