If you notice that you have a small leak in an accessible pipe, you may have to take some steps to make sure items in your home are not damaged by the leak while you wait for a plumber to come to your house and complete a repair. Below are some simple ways that you can help control a leak until a plumber can arrive, even if you are not familiar with plumbing techniques.
After a good workout, horses can be covered in sweat and dust. If the sweat and dust isn't cleaned off, the horse will take matters into its own hands hooves and roll around on the ground as soon as possible. And some horses seem to think they are more like pigs the way they roll around in the dirt and mud. Mud on a horse can lead to mud fever and sores, which can make it dangerous for the horse to be ridden.
If you've recently begun a regimen of chemotherapy or radiation to treat cancer, lupus, or another serious illness, plumbing maintenance is likely to be very low on your list of priorities or concerns. However, the hair loss that can often come as a side effect of these treatments can have a significant (and sometimes unexpected) impact on your household plumbing, and taking a few quick preventive measures can go a long way toward keeping your pipes clear during a time when you have much else on your mind.
About 500,000 new wells are constructed each year in the United States. These wells directly supply individuals in rural areas with water from natural aquifers. If you have recently had a well installed yourself, then you can expect the well to provide you with consistent water. Sometimes though, the well simply does not provide the fluid that you expect. In some cases, you may notice both water and air sputtering out of the tap when you turn it on.
If onions, garlic, leeks, and other members of the allium family are mainstays in your kitchen, you may periodically notice a foul smell coming from the pipes in your sink -- even if you are always careful to rinse with hot water after placing food scraps down the garbage disposal. Unfortunately, these stubborn smells can be tough to eradicate, especially if there are one or more clogs well down the pipe.