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.
7 April 2016
As a homeowner, it is important you understand that one of the most common points of failure on a residential deep water well is the pressure tank's pump. The pressure pump is responsible for moving water out of your holding tank and into the pressure tank where it is then pushed into your home. Most pressure pumps today made of plastic and repair parts are nearly impossible to come by. Thankfully, swapping out your failed pressure pump with a new one is not a difficult task if you have previous experience working with PVC pipes and electrical wiring.
16 March 2016
Has your toilet suddenly stopped flushing as fast as it should, even after you attempted to plunge it? If all of your toilets are flushing slowly, it might be a sign that there is something wrong with the main sewer line that is causing water to sit inside of the plumbing pipes. This article will explain a few of the signs that a sewer line is backed up and that a plumber is needed to make a repair.
22 February 2016
Homeowners are constantly faced with decisions on who to hire to come out and take care of a problem around the home. One of the key professionals you need to have on call is a plumber. These individuals can come out and take care of a leaking toilet, burst water pipe, leaking furnace and so much more. In the event you are looking for a plumber that you can turn to in your time of need, there are a few things you should look for to make sure you get someone who is going to work for your needs.
15 February 2016
Do you know what is in your water? If you have noticed an off-taste or foul smell to your water, it is definitely time to consider a water filtration system. There are several different types of filtration systems at varying price-points to suit your living situation. Some things to know about the different types of systems are: Whole House systems. If your home has its own well, your house could be a good fit for home water filtration equipment.
3 February 2016
Although the snow on the ground may cause you to think otherwise, the reality is that winter won't last forever. Spring will be here before you know it. Why not start your spring cleaning efforts with your plumbing system? This time of the year represents a great time to pay special attention to your home's plumbing system to ensure it's ready for warmer weather. Water Heater Flush With normal use, minerals naturally found in water can collect at the base of the water heater tank.