A vacation property gives you the opportunity to travel to your favorite location without compromising the comfort and privacy of home. Due to the nature of vacation properties, your home away from home will probably stand vacant for long stretches of time. It's important that you take the time to prepare the plumbing system in your vacation home for cold weather. The pipes in a vacant home are susceptible to freezing, but you can take action to prevent this type of plumbing disaster.
Every day when you turn on your bathroom sink to brush your teeth, take a shower, or flush the toilet, you are pouring gallons of wastewater down your drains. Once the water is out of sight it's probably out of your mind but there are a whole series of processes that take place just underneath the surface of your home. That wastewater is transported through a network of pipes until it reaches the main sewage line in the city.
Did your old hot water heater finally fail, and now you are in need of a replacement? While the easy solution is to replace the old tank with a new one, you have the opportunity to put in a whole new type of hot water tank. The tankless hot water heater is a great upgrade you can make to your home for the following reasons. Minimal Footprint You may not realize that a tankless hot water heater is incredibly small, and will take up far less space in your home than a traditional hot water heater use to.
Hot water is an integral part of every homeowner's day. Without an adequate supply of hot water, you wouldn't be able to shower comfortably or disinfect your clothing and dishes. A water heater is responsible for contributing to your comfort. The water heater in most homes is hidden away in a closet or garage. This makes it easy to overlook the appliance until it begins to malfunction. Knowing when to install a new hot water heater will help you avoid problems and keep your maintenance costs as low as possible.
For years, plumbers have used copper and PVC (polyvinyl chloride) for plumbing in residential properties. But if your home's pipes are leaking, deteriorating, or otherwise nearing the end of their serviceable life, your plumber may be proposing an alternative plumbing solution: PEX. PEX stands for cross-linked polyethylene. It's a new type of flexible tubing that is increasingly being used for both residential and commercial plumbing purposes. Some plumbers love it, while others are still warming up to the idea of PEX.
When was the last time you realized that you had a serious plumbing problem? About a month ago, I knew that I had to make some big changes, so I began talking with different plumbers about getting the job done. I told them that I wanted to replace the bathtub in the bathroom and the sink and faucet in the kitchen, and they took my requests in stride. Before I knew it, my entire home was updated and I felt great about the work. I wanted to start this blog to help other people to learn more about plumbing and repair.