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.
6 March 2015
The banging of pipes in your home can drive you insane if it goes on long enough. The problem can be caused from any number of things. The most common trouble being high water pressure or what is known of as a water hammer. Don't Ignore The Problem Regardless of why your water pipes make your home sound like it is haunted, you need to get them fixed as soon as possible.
5 March 2015
A flooded basement presents a serious threat--and not just to the things you have stored there, but to the foundation of your home as well. A sump pump is one of the best ways to keep your basement dry. If you are curious about sump pumps but would like to learn more, read on. This article will answer two of the most common questions: 1. How do sump pumps work?
4 March 2015
If you are a new homeowner, you'll want to learn a few skills to help you settle into your home. Instead of calling someone for help, try these things on your own first to see if you can manage the situation yourself. Over time, you'll be able to build a repertoire of home care know-how. Fix a Dripping Sink If your kitchen or bathroom sink is dripping water, it may be something as simple as a rubber washer that needs to be replaced.
4 March 2015
An outdoor wedding brings the beauty of nature to your special day, but it requires some additional planning. If you are planning an outdoor wedding, use this guide to help ensure that your ceremony and reception are flawless. Rent Portable Toilets Toilets aren't the first thing you might think of when planning your outdoor wedding, but they should be. Many outdoor venues have limited restroom options, which can make things tricky for your wedding day.
4 March 2015
If your water heater is nearing the end of its useful life and you're debating whether to replace or repair, you may be interested in new federal standards governing water heater efficiency. Although water heaters have become much more efficient and sleek over the past couple of decades, the next few years may have even bigger changes in store. Read on to learn more about these standards and how they may impact your water heater purchase.