Knowing your plumbing system can be tricky. This is why plumbers have to be trained to perform their duties. However, learning basics will help you avoid some problems and you can take care of some by yourself. Here are some things you should know. Know where the shut-off valves are You need to know where you can shut the water off when there are different issues. For example, if you have a flooding toilet, shutting off the water to it will stop the flooding while the issue is dealt with. [Read More]
4 Signs The Main Sewer Drain Is Clogged
The occasional clogged drain somewhere in your house is normal. For example, the bathtub may become sporadically clogged due to hair going down the drain. But if you notice you are having drain problems in multiple areas throughout your home on a regular basis, you may be dealing with a main sewer drain clog. Here are four signs your main sewer drain is probably clogged. 1. Every Drain Is Problematic [Read More]
Is There Leginella Or E. Coli In Your Water?
Bacteria is everywhere. There is some bacteria that aids in digestion or that will protect you from other diseases. There is other bacteria that can make you very ill. Some bacteria is found in your drinking water. The question is: "should I worry about the type of bacteria in my water supply?" If your water contains legionella or E. Coli, you should be concerned about your water. How Harmful Bacteria Enters Your Water [Read More]
The Plumbing Contractor's Guide to Living Safely on a Property with a Septic Tank
Living on a property with a septic system comes with some risks that aren't present on properties utilizing community sewer utilities. While septic systems are safer than ever before and problems are rare, they do happen from time to time. And, most septic system accidents are completely preventable. In order to avoid illness, injury, or death from your property's septic system, it's vital you and your family follow each of these plumbing contractor guidelines: [Read More]