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.
29 September 2015
When you have the need for an extra bathroom in your home, sometimes the only extra space you have is in the basement. While this can be a wonderful use of an unused area of the house, there may be special problems due to drainage issues. In order to not have all the water leaving your home backing up into the basement toilet or tub, here are a few ways to design a basement bathroom.
23 September 2015
If you're a homeowner with a septic system, you may have heard that bacteria is good for your septic tank. Understanding the role that bacteria plays in your septic tank, and how you can preserve the bacteria inside the tank, can help you maintain your tank and reduce the chances that the tank will overflow. Why is it beneficial to have bacteria in your septic system? Your septic system holds all the wastewater from your house.
10 September 2015
As the cold weather season approaches, now is the time to start thinking about how to keep your heating bills under control. By taking the time to understand your heating controls and how you can get the most from them, you can save money this winter. Here are some tips to help you with your money-saving mission. Update Your Heating Controls Buying a new heating system can be pricey. If you do not have the money in your budget to update your entire heating system before the winter months, consider updating your heating controls.
2 September 2015
Toilet seats provide a great degree of comfort while you are using the bathroom, and also provide an aesthetic appeal. However, over time they can become worn down or discolored due to normal use and may need to be replaced. Thankfully, replacing a toilet seat is a fairly simple process that requires only simple tools and a few minutes of your time. Before You Begin You'll need a flat blade screwdriver, a pair of pliers, and potentially a socket wrench and lubricant, as well as a replacement toilet seat.
3 August 2015
Having an automatic ice maker in your refrigerator is very convenient. This is especially true during those hot summer months when everyone wants icy cold drinks throughout the day. When having your icemaker connected to your water source, it is important to know which type of water lines can be used. Choosing the best type of water line will ensure that you have many years of fresh, cold ice available at any time.