Winter is here, which means it’s time to winter proof your plumbing to withstand the cold weather. Here are some tips to prepare your home for the season:
Plumbing problems happen. You could be dealing with anything from a leaky faucet to a building-wide outage. Whether you need routine maintenance or emergency service, finding the right plumber can be challenging. Some plumbing services show up hours late while others never show at all. It might be tempting to attempt a do-it-yourself fix, but that could cost you in the long run too. Before you sign anything or agree to pay a plumber, be sure to ask these three questions.
Your neighbor, mother-in-law or coworker may have a lot to say about how to maintain your plumbing, but how much common plumbing knowledge is actually helpful? Below, we take a look at four common plumbing beliefs and how they hold up to fact or fiction.
In the United States, there are two gold standards that label products for use in the home or business as “energy-efficient.” The Energy Star and WaterSense programs aim to make it simple for consumers to know when a product exceeds industry standards by a specified margin. Pieces of equipment with these labels often cost more to purchase, however. By looking at the actual numbers and the expected use of the machinery and fixtures, property owners may better understand the return on their investment.
Some plumbing problems, like dripping faucets and clogged sinks, are annoying and wasteful. Others, such as a damaged water heater or leaking toilet, are more serious. By establishing an emergency plan and taking quick action when problems arise, business owners protecting their investment and make it easier for plumbers to solve the problem.