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.
23 July 2020
Many homeowners pay little attention to the AC beyond changing the filters periodically, which means they do little to prevent a possible breakdown. Knowing the main reasons why your AC can fail can help you plan service and maintenance visits to avoid these problems. 1. Faulty Thermostat Sometimes the AC is working just fine, but the thermostat has failed. Sometimes you can get the AC to fire on by adjusting the thermostat to the lowest setting.
18 June 2020
Does the water drain too slowly from your sink? Does your tub fill with water when you're taking a shower? If you've said yes to one or both of these questions, you may have a clogged drain. A clogged drain isn't just a small plumbing issue, it can cause serious problems in your home. Here are four problems a clogged drain can cause. 1. Water Leaks If your drain is clogged, water might start backing up into the drain pipes that are connected to your sinks and tubs.
18 May 2020
Blocked pipes can lead to overflowing sinks or even a backflow of sewage into your home. By knowing what can cause a clog, you may be able to avoid the problem. 1: Flushable Wipes Generally, if it isn't toilet paper, then you need to ignore the word "flushable" on the box. Wipes, feminine hygiene products, and even items like flushable cat litter aren't really designed for home drainage systems regardless of the advertising copy.
14 April 2020
When toilets are backed up instead of flowing smoothly it can cause a lot of problems in the home, and the issue may be your septic system. If you have never had your sewer lines or septic tank inspected since you've lived at the house, it may be time. There are a lot of different things that deteriorate and can be problematic with a septic system over time. This is especially true if the system hasn't been maintained properly.
10 March 2020
If you own a home, you probably experienced a clogged drain sometime in your life. When it happened, you could not use this plumbing fixture until it was fixed. Clogged drains are inconvenient and frustrating, but they happen to most homeowners on occasion. Did you know, though, that there is a way to reduce the risks of developing drain clogs? The solution is by hiring a plumber to perform drain cleaning services for maintenance purposes.