Archive for August, 2018

4 Easy Ways to Take Care of Clogged Drains

Nearly everyone has had to deal with a plumbing problem. Indoor plumbing has certainly come a long way since its invention in 2500 B.C. That being said, many people still regularly deal with the problem of clogged drains. If this happens, you’re likely dealing with a clogging problem. Fortunately, there are relatively simple plumbing repairs that can remedy this situation. Considering that, here are four simple ways to take care of clogged drains.

  1. Mixing Vinegar and Baking Soda

    You’ll probably remember building a homemade volcano as a science project. In order to simulate the volcanic reaction, you’ll typically use baking soda and vinegar. You might not know that this same mixture works well for cleaning clogged drains. In order to do this, mix equal parts baking soda and vinegar into a large cup. It’s important to note this fizzing reaction happens almost instantly. Considering that, you’ll want to stand directly over the sink and pour this mixture d

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Eight Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Water Heater

We take it for granted that we will always have reliable running hot water, but it all depends on the state of our water heater. If you been asking yourself, “when do I need to replace my water heater?” you’ve come to the right place. Here are eight signs to watch out for:

  1. Your water isn’t clear. If you been accustomed to nice clear water and it has suddenly turned a rust color, this could be a city water issue. More likely, it means that is time for a new water heater. Call the city, and if everything is okay on their end then you know when to hire a plumber.
  2. Your water is warm but not hot. If this happens, it’s often a sign that the heating element in your hot water heater is burning out. Make sure that the temperature gauge on your water heater is set between 120 and 140°. If it is and you still aren’t getting the hot water you need, then the answer to ” when do I need to replace my water heater?” is ” right now.”

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3 Signs You Need to Call a Plumbing Service

The pipes in your home are hidden from plain sight, so their upkeep might not always be at the forefront of your mind. It is important to keep up with their maintenance, however, as approximately 47% of the up to 36,000 sewer overflows that occur annually in the United States are a result of grease, fat, and oil buildups. Learn common signs that you need to contact plumbers so that you don’t have to face a major situation.

  1. Low Water Pressure: If a faucet in your kitchen or bathroom is unusually low, coming out in drips, or not coming out at all, you can try a couple of things before calling a plumbing service. First try unscrewing the aerator and wiping out any gunk inside. If that doesn’t work you can also try tying a plastic bag of vinegar over the faucet t

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