What It Means If Your Drains Are Gurgling
25 March 2020
Drains typically make little to no noise beyond the sound of water running down them. But if your drains are making gurgling, watery, or bubbly sounds, what does that mean? Unfortunately, it likely means that you have a problem on your hands. Here's what's causing those noises and what you should do about it.
One of the potential causes of a drainage pipe gurgling is that there's a blockage somewhere in the pipe, or just beyond it.
Six Things A Landlord Needs To Do Regarding Plumbing Issues At Rental Properties
24 February 2020
As a landlord, you need to anticipate plumbing issues at your properties and make appropriate arrangements to address them promptly. Plumbing malfunctions can cause a lot of damage to your properties, so you need to have an effective plan in place.
The following are six things you should do as a landlord regarding plumbing issues at rental properties.
Keep some basic plumbing tools available to tenants
It's best if you provide basic plumbing supplies, like a toilet plunger and drain covers, to your tenants.
Failing Thermostat On A Water Heater: Identifying The Problem
28 January 2020
A water heater is designed to deliver warm water at a consistent temperature throughout a home. When this is not happening, it is a good idea to take a closer look at the unit's thermostat.
How the Thermostat Works
The thermostat on a water heater is not necessarily responsible for heating the water inside the tank. There is a heating element located inside the water heater that coordinates with the thermostat to heat the water.
How To Keep Your Septic System From Freezing During The Cold Days Of Winter
13 January 2020
The cold winter temperatures pose special challenges for your septic system. Just like you may take steps to keep your pipes from freezing in the winter, you should protect your septic tank from freezing too. Here are some tips for caring for your septic system over the winter months to prevent freezing and other problems.
Add Insulation Over The Surface
Insulation helps keep your tank parts and pipes from freezing. Be sure to add insulation before the ground freezes, or the ground may not thaw out very fast if you cover it once it's frozen.