3 Kinds Of Water Heaters And Advantages Of Each

If you are building a new home, you are going to be making a lot of decisions. A lot of these decisions will center around what type of appliances you're planning on installing. If you're like most homeowners, you'll want a quick and easy way to have access to hot water, which means you'll need to decide what kind of water heater to get. If you don't know a lot about water heaters, here are three different kinds and advantages of each one.

How To Prevent A Plumbing Pipe From Bursting

The cold temperatures of winter can cause problems with your plumbing. When temperatures reach below zero, there is a risk of pipes bursting and your home becoming flooded with water. This happens due to the water inside the pipe freezing and expanding, which will cause small cracks to form in the pipe and compromise the pipe's stability. When the pipes thaw, water will push its way through those cracks and lead to a pipe burst.

If These Walls Could Talk: 3 Tips To Prevent Damage From A Hidden Water Leak

The plumbing system in your house consists of pipes that run from the main water supply through the ground and in the walls of your house. While most plumbing issues happen at visible areas of the system, such as the toilet, it is possible for a problem to occur at any point along the way. Unfortunately, water leaks that happen inside of your walls may take longer to notice, which means that there is more time for damage to occur before the problem is repaired.

How To Unclog A Utility Sink

Many commercial and residential buildings have a laundry sink to empty mop water and wash small tools or delicate clothing items. However, you may notice they can get clogged with constant use. A clogged sink requires immediate attention, but it isn't always necessary to hire a plumber. Follow these steps to unclog a utility sink drain. Prepare to Unclog the Sink To unclog a utility sink, gather: plastic gloves  a towel or rag   an adjustable wrench a bucket plunger tweezers petroleum jelly  a drain snake dish soap  Test other sinks in the building to make certain it is the laundry sink.

Smelling Sewer Gas? It Could Be From The Following Problems

Sewer gas can be a big problem for your home. It has a horrible smell and can be hazardous to those in your home. You're smelling the sewer gas because of some sort of malfunction with your home's plumbing system, and it could be one of the following reasons. Electrical Problems You may not think that your plumbing problem could be due to your home's electrical system, but it is possible.

What Causes Uneven Cooling In The Upper Floors Of Your Home?

Cooling the upper floors of your home is harder than the rest of your house because heat rises naturally. Cooler air naturally wants to move to lower parts of your house, so you have to overcome the law of thermodynamics just to stay cool upstairs. If your air conditioner is set up properly, you will not have these problems. Here are some things that can cause uneven cooling that leaves your upper floors warmer than you want.

Four Things That Can Go Wrong With Your Water Heater When You Don't Maintain It

You know you have to maintain your furnace and your central air conditioner (if applicable). Yet, not many people know that they have to maintain their water heaters! Water heaters are generally taken for granted. Most first-time as well as long-time homeowners generally leave their water heaters untouched until the water heaters break down or refuse to function at all. Since the average lifespan of a really good tank water heater is about a decade, even people who know they should provide water heater services for their water heaters rarely do so.

Awakened By A Plumbing Leak? 3 Steps To Help First-Time Homeowners Get Back To Sleep

After a long day of unpacking, painting, and arranging furniture, most first-time homeowners just want to take a relaxing shower and snuggle into bed for a night of blissful sleep in their new home. But when an unexpected plumbing leak occurs, the night can suddenly become a night of anxious activity, instead of pleasant dreams. If you are new to home ownership and worried that you won't know what to do when a plumbing leak occurs, this 3-step guide is sure to help.

5 Safety Tips For A Propane Hot Water Heater

Water heaters probably aren't the first thing you think of when you're considering potential dangers in your home. And it's true that when well-cared for and safely operated, they can be reliable producers of warm water. But you need to be aware of the potential problems so that you can avoid them. Here are some safety tips for a propane hot water heater. 1. Make sure your tank gets drained regularly

Three Plumbing Fixes You Can Learn To Do Yourself

"Plumbing is a lucrative business, especially for the plumber." That is the tongue-in-cheek thing they say about plumbing. It says a lot about how much the average person knows about plumbing repairs and maintenance, or how willing people are to do plumbing fixes themselves. If you would like to become more knowledgeable about plumbing, and you are not squeamish about doing your own plumbing maintenance or repairs, you can start with the following items.