Imagine my surprise when I came home from work one freezing cold evening and found water flooding my basement. I ran to turn off the water and then I called the plumber. Even though it was late in the evening, the plumber immediately came to my house and fixed the busted water line. The plumber told me that I could have prevented my water line from freezing and busting if I had winterized the pipes. After researching various methods, I insulated the pipes so they won't freeze again. My name is Joel Hampton and this blog is about the different ways to winterize your plumbing pipes to keep them from freezing. Coming home to a basement filled with water is a nightmare and I hope that after reading the information in my blog, it won't happen to you.
5 February 2021
The hose bib is nothing more than an outdoor faucet. On most suburban homes, hose bibs are on the outside walls of your home so that they provide a handy spot to attach a garden hose or sprinkler for use in the yard. Just like the plumbing inside your home, the hose bibs require periodic maintenance and repairs. Signs of a Broken Hose Bib You may not notice a broken hose bib as quickly as you would spot damage to an inside tap, simply because you likely use the hose bib much less.
13 January 2021
Garbage disposals are supposed to provide convenience, so it's frustrating when they fail to work properly. Know the signs that it is time to replace your disposal so you can avoid frustration. 1. Leaks Leaks beneath the sink aren't something to be ignored, especially since the moisture in the closed environs of an under-sink cabinet is a recipe for mold and wood rot. If the leak is coming from the top or base of your garbage disposal, it is not the drainpipe you should blame.
10 December 2020
Buying a new construction home can be a liberating experience. Not only will you be the first occupants in your new house, but you should also be free of maintenance issues for years to come. At least, that's the theory. In practice, many new homes suffer from just as many maintenance issues as their more worn-in counterparts. Although you shouldn't face many failures that only come with heavy use and age, there are still various plumbing issues that can pop up in new construction.
16 November 2020
A plumbing emergency can occur at any time of day. While you may not want to call a plumber in the middle of the night, there are some reasons that you need to get help immediately for a plumbing issue in your home. While you can shut off the water supply to a leaking faucet and call your plumber in the morning, any problems with the water and your heating system require emergency help.
15 October 2020
Garbage disposals are one of the best additions to any kitchen, and they make getting rid of food waste a breeze. However, as with anything mechanical they do need to be maintained or they can breakdown and require a more serious repair. Sometimes these warning signs can be exceptionally ordinary and, therefore, are easily missed, so it is important you pay attention when using your garbage disposal. Here are three early warning signs that indicate garbage disposal repair is necessary before your unit breaks down further and has to be completely replaced.