If you can’t remember the last time you replaced your water heater, it might be time for a new one. This is particularly true if it’s been at least 10 years. Studies show that most water heaters only have a life span of about 10 years. Luckily, most water heaters will give you some warning before they break down for good. Here are some signs that your water heater might be on its last legs.
Puddles Under the Tank
As your water heater ages, the tank begins to weaken and the gaskets begin to deteriorate. When both of those things happen at the same time, you may notice small puddles of water begin to form under your water heater. That’s usually one of the first signs that your water heater is about to break down. If you see puddles under your water heater, check the fill valve located at the …Read More
If your home relies on a well as its water source, it is important that you understand how your well works and symptoms of problems so you can have it serviced before your well stops working completely. One of the most important components of your well is its well pump. Here are some common signs of a failing submersible well pump:
Pump Runs Continuously
When a pump is not able to maintain the pressure and properly pump water, it may begin to run continuously to try to overcompensate. One sign that your pump may be running around the clock is an unusually high electric bill. If the problem lies with the impellers, which propel the water up, sand, debris, or small pieces of plastic may begin running out of the faucet mixed in with the water. If your well pump is showing signs of running continuously, it is in your …Read More
A garbage disposal can definitely make life easier when it comes to cleaning up after a meal. However, if you want your garbage disposal to keep working properly, you need to make sure you’re using it the right way and treating it with care. Follow these
Do: Run the water while running the disposal.
Make sure you have the water turned on and running at a steady stream while you’re running the disposal. This way, the chopped up food particles will flow freely through the pipes and are less likely to cause a clog. Use cold water, not
Don’t: Grind up fibrous foods.
Fibrous foods like citrus rinds and nut shells should not go down the garbage disposal. They’re …Read More
When you need to offer portable toilets for your event or gathering, you should consider renting flushable toilets. Unlike a standard portable toilet, flushable portable toilets actually flush waste into a storage container. That container will need to be emptied regularly, though. Here’s a look at what you should know about cleaning out a flushable portable toilet to keep them clean for your function.
When Do You Empty The Toilet?
When the toilets are delivered, the technician should show you how the storage container operates and how to identify the fill level. Once you know the fill line, it’s often best to empty the tank before it reaches that line. It can make the process easier.
In most cases, you can lift the handle at the base of the tank and check the top of the container. If there’s waste near the top of the storage tank, that’s an indication …Read More
Of all the things that can make you want to rush out and contact a plumber or plumbing contractor, perhaps the most annoying and persistent issue is a dripping faucet. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn of a few matters that could be the root cause of a faucet that drips and drips.
Fittings that are improperly installed and pipes that are either cracked or broken can contribute to your faucet leaking or dripping. These problems can contribute to water pressure building inside of your plumbing and can cause a fast drip to occur. Not only can this problem cause an annoying issue revolving around your faucet dripping, but it can also cause serious damage to your plumbing, as well. This issue is often too big of a problem for someone to fix on their own, so it is recommended that you call on …Read More
A lot of families still cool their homes with window units. Although these air conditioners can help keep the temperature reasonably cool during the spring and summer months, however, central air is a far better choice overall. If you have window units in your home, consider these reasons to invest in an HVAC system instead.
1. You Could Be Spending More on Cooling One thing that might be holding you back from investing in a central heating and air unit is the fact that they can be costly to purchase and install. However, there’s a good chance that you are spending more on your monthly cooling bills by relying on a window unit. Window units that are not EnergyStar rated can waste energy, but even the newest and best window units can also cause inflated costs. This is because these units can allow warm air to leak in around your …Read More