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.
22 December 2015
The average homeowner is often able to handle small plumbing tasks such as fixing a clogged toilet or dealing with a dripping faucet. When it comes time to deal with a larger issue, such as a blocked pipe or a leak inside a wall, it's time to arrange a visit from a licensed plumber right away. Even if you're in a rush to hire someone, it's worthwhile to speak to at least a couple of plumbers to help determine who will best suit your needs.
15 December 2015
Does your home fill with the stench of raw sewage from time to time, or even on a regular basis? This isn't a problem that you should cover up with pleasantly scented candles and air fresheners. Sewer gasses leaking into your home can be very dangerous. In fact, those gasses contain methane gas which is actually explosive and carbon dioxide which can make you sick or even kill you. What could be causing those sewer gasses to leak into your home and what can you do to put a stop to it?
8 December 2015
You might think that because your septic tank is underground, it can't be damaged by seasonal floods. Unfortunately, that's not actually true. In fact, seasonal floods can seriously damage your entire septic system. If your yard is under water from recent floods, there are some steps you need to take to protect your septic system. Here are four of the steps you should take. Limit Your Water Usage If your yard has been flooded, there's a good chance that the soil around your septic tank is saturated.
30 November 2015
If you're remodeling part of your home to form a guest unit or separate unit for a tenant, you have three options regarding sink and drain installation. Which one you choose can affect your plumbing greatly because one option in particular can lead to many clogged-drain issues. If you want to avoid having to call out a plumber to unclog a drain all the time, take a look at why this one option is so problematic, and why the other two are the better routes to take.
19 November 2015
When it comes to making repairs in your home, you typically have two options, which would be to either repair it yourself or call a professional. This is true when it comes to making plumbing repairs, which can either be really easy to take on yourself or too complex, requiring the help of a professional. Here are four reasons to call a professional plumber to your home. A Permit is Needed: For any bathroom remodel, permits are usually needed.