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.
If you have recently run out of oil for your oil boiler heating system, then you know that you need a fuel delivery as soon as possible. If your boiler will not start immediately after you receive the delivery, then you may need to contact an HVAC professional for assistance. However, there are a few troubleshooting tasks that you may want to consider trying first. Keep reading to learn about what you should do.
Have you ever wondered what your plumber is thinking about as they work away on your clogged sinks or damaged pipes? Although you might assume that they are evaluating the problem and making careful parts lists, your plumber might also be secretly chastising you for making simple plumbing mistakes. Here are three things your plumber wishes you wouldn't do: 1: Reaching For Chemical Drain Cleaner Although most people figure that chemical drain cleaners are a cure-all for tough clogs, they actually work a little differently than you might think.