If you have recently had a heat pump installed to produce the heat for your house, then you may be thrilled about the energy efficiency and consistent warmth produced by the device. While the vast majority of heat pump systems run well without much maintenance, you may notice some issues that do require some troubleshooting. This is the case when you notice a large buildup of ice on the outdoor compressor part of the unit.
If you are able to handle some basic home repairs, you may make an attempt to repair a leaky toilet or water heater. If your attempts fail, and you find yourself in a bigger mess, it will be time to hire a professional plumber to help you get the work done right. While fixing the internal components of a toilet may be possible, sometimes it's hard to control the leak on your own if you aren't familiar with the various parts.
Water heaters are miraculous, but sometimes they can act in ways that make you want to go back to boiling all your water on the stove. OK, maybe not, but they do make sounds that have you wondering what has gone wrong. The good thing about water heaters, especially the older tank style, is that they tend to give you warning. If you hear strange sounds, consider these potential causes.
If you live outside the city limits and rely on a well and a pump to provide your household water, you may be wondering whether it makes sense to invest in a water softener. While this unit offers a number of advantages for those using mineral-laden well water, even those people who use the municipal water supply can benefit from installing a water softener. Benefits of investing in a water softener
Plumbing vents are necessary in order for the plumbing fixtures in your home work properly. These vents pass up through your house and out the top of the roof. Unfortunately, if the exposed portion of the vent becomes blocked with debris or animal nests, you may suddenly find your plumbing system exhibiting all sorts of strange phenomena. This article will discuss three of the most common signs that you should call a plumber to come check out your plumbing vent.
Keeping your home's plumbing system in good working order is a family job. Have you taught your kids what should never be flushed down the toilets or poured down the drains? Do your kids know what to watch for to know that there is a plumbing problem that needs to be addressed? If your kids know what to look for, they will be less likely to contribute to making a minor plumbing problem more serious. This blog will show you things that you should teach your kids so that everyone can work together to protect the entire plumbing system in your home.