4 October 2016
As a student, you may not necessarily have the knowledge and experience to undertake the many household maintenance challenges that will crop up. However, having an understanding of how to fix a few basic problems will allow you to save a bit of money and crack on with your studies without having to recruit the parents or contact the landlord. If you have a leaky tap or blocked drains, there are some basic techniques you can use to help fix them on a temporary basis, giving you time to sort the rest of your life out before hiring the services of a professional plumber.
26 September 2016
Clogged drains can disrupt the entire plumbing system of your home, and when they occur, they can feel like an immediate emergency. While there are some plumbing problems such as clogged sewer lines which require professional services, minor clogs can be resolved at home using a plunger. Plungers are easy-to-use plumbing tools; however, the plunging techniques applied will determine the amount of time and effort you exert into the project. Here are some tips that you should utilize when using a plunger to unclog your drains.
26 September 2016
Leaking taps are more than just an annoyance; they can waste literally hundreds of gallons or liters of water every month. This is not just bad for the environment, it can actually mean an increase in your water bill. Trying to force a faucet handle closed is not always going to address those leaking taps, as it may not be the handle that is the problem when they leak. Note a few other common causes of leaking taps so you know what to look for if you've tried closing the handle and there is still that constant, annoying drip.
23 September 2016
A critical element in the designing of water supply systems is ensuring that water flows in the intended direction. But usually due to possible cross-connections, the water may end up flowing in the opposite direction. This exposes the water to the risk of becoming contaminated, thus rendering it undrinkable or unusable. The most effective way people can prevent water contamination is to incorporate backflow preventers into the main water distribution line on their property.
22 September 2016
Electric hot water heaters have a reset button (also called a high-limit switch) that may keep tripping if something is affecting the mechanism that controls the functioning of the heating elements. Such a scenario requires the intervention of an emergency plumber before a major defect, such as a blown tank, occurs leading to your home being flooded. This article discusses some of the factors that may cause that reset button to trip repeatedly.
20 September 2016
If you're ready to install a heavy-duty drainage system in a car wash, garage, or in a barn, you need to think about the type of grate you will choose as well. The grate will help stop the drainage trenches and pipes from getting clogged and potentially backing up, and you want to ensure the grate you choose holds up under constant use. Note a few tips for choosing the right grate for your heavy-duty drainage system.
20 September 2016
When your home needs a new hot water heater, you may be tempted to just go out and buy the same type and size as the one you had before. This is certainly an option, but you might take the opportunity to consider a few different types of hot water heaters for your home; this can mean a system that is more efficient or that better suits your family's needs. Consider a few of your choices so you can determine if a traditional hot water heater is still the best choice for your home.