Water and drainage problems are difficult to live with. In the best case scenario, they can greatly inconvenience you. In the worst case scenario, they are a health hazard and may make your home uninhabitable. Depending on the kind of agreement you have with your landlord, it may be their job to take care of such problems. Unfortunately, landlords may not respond to your plumbing problem with the kind of urgency it demands. [Read More]
Water Softeners: Used, Reconditioned, And/Or Past Their Prime
Buying a used water softener sounds like a great deal. You get a high-quality appliance at a bargain basement price. Yet you may not have done enough research on this topic to know those few details that are vital to getting better than what you paid for. In fact, there are many different words applied to a used water softener. You should pay attention to these descriptive words to avoid getting an appliance that may not work for you for more than a few years. [Read More]
Water Pressure Tank – Is It Time For A Replacement?
So many elements are required to get water from the water well in your yard to the faucet in your kitchen. When one of those elements fail, the water stops. Here, you'll learn about the problems that the pressure tank can cause and the symptoms to determine if it has failed. What's the pressure tank? Typically, pressure tanks are bright blue cylinders usually found inside your home. Inside the blue metal tank is a rubber bladder. [Read More]
How To Bleed A Baseboard Heater
Baseboard heaters provide warmth by heating water from a gas or propane boiler and distributing it through the pipes. Then, they transfer the water to the vents using a pump. If you experience inadequate heat or hear gurgling noises or a draining sound from the pipes, it may be time to bleed the system. Bleeding the system removes air and sediments that build up that can reduce heat efficiency. Follow these steps to bleed the baseboard heater. [Read More]