Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

Why Lime Scale Is Such a Threat to Your Pipes

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

We have discussed lime scale in great detail over the past year, and how it can lead to pipe replacement. What we haven’t done yet, however, is go into detail about why lime scale does so much damage to the pipes. Let’s take a closer look at lime scale, where it comes from, and why it is a huge threat to the well-being of your pipes. (more…)

Aren’t Copper Pipes Supposed to be Immune to Corrosion?

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Around 1950, copper pipes became the new standard for plumbing systems. There were multiple reasons for this. Copper piping, while more expensive, is far more resilient than iron pipes. Copper pipes don’t rust, or bleed particles into the water supply. For that reason, copper piping has been the standard for the past 60 years. The good reputation of copper pipes has led many homeowners to the belief that they are invincible, or close enough as to make no difference. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Let’s take a look at some of the corrosion types that can still affect copper pipes. (more…)

Sewer Issues That Can Lead to Repiping

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Though most of the pipes in your home are meant to last for many decades, there are plenty of things that can shorten that lifespan. You may find yourself having to replace pipes far earlier than expected, due to these problems. One of the most frustrating places for pipe problems to occur is the sewer line, due to its purpose and location. It pays to know the signs that your sewer pipes might be having problems, so that you can have them repaired or replaced as needed. Let’s take a look at some of the sewer issues you should watch out for. (more…)

Signs That You Have a Plumbing Emergency

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Plumbing systems are notorious for being difficult to diagnose when it comes to problems. This can be especially problematic when you have a plumbing emergency on your hands. Time is of the essence, and it is very important that you have the plumbing emergency rectified as soon as possible. For that reason, you should take a look at the following signs that you have a plumbing emergency in progress. (more…)

What to do if Your Toilet is Overflowing

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

It can be very easy to panic when your toilet starts to overflow. Water is getting everywhere, probably not all that clean, and you’re scrambling to both stop the overflow and clear everything from the area at the same time. While it is perfectly understandable to be distressed by a toilet overflow, there are a number of things that you should immediately do to address the situation. Read on to find out what to do in the event of a toiler overflow. (more…)

Why You Need Your Plumbing Inspected Every Year

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Vigilance is key to keeping most of your home systems in good repair. The more closely you watch your systems, the faster you’ll be able to react when one of them shows signs of a problem. That isn’t quite true with plumbing systems, though. Most plumbing problems are a bit more difficult to detect than other home system issues, primarily because plumbing networks are designed to be as unobtrusive as possible. Though this is convenient for you, it can be problematic for detecting issues in a timely fashion. Let’s take a look at some of the problems that can be difficult to detect early, and how you can best mitigate them. (more…)

When Do I Need Repiping?

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The pipes in your home are designed to last a very long time. Up to 100 years, in fact, in most cases. Despite their longevity, though, plumbing pipes are just as susceptible to unforeseen issues as any other system. When your home is in dire need of repiping, it pays to recognize it and get it rectified as soon as possible. So, have a look at some of the signs that your home is in dire need of repiping services. (more…)

Pitted Corrosion: What You Need to Know

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Since the 1960s, copper piping has been the primary material for home plumbing. This is because copper is highly resistant to rust, making it longer lasting than the old iron and steel pipes it replaced. As resilient as copper pipes are, though, they do have one weakness: pitted corrosion. Read on to find out more about the dangers of pitted corrosion, and how it can lead to plumbing problems. (more…)

Signs That You Have a Hard Water Problem in Your Home

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Hard water is water that has a higher than normal mineral content. It is created when water percolates through certain mineral deposits in the ground before reaching a reservoir. Because of this, hard water is quite common to certain areas of the country. While this high mineral content is not harmful to humans, exposing your home’s plumbing to hard water for a long enough period of time can cause some serious problems. Read on to find out more about hard water and the signs that you have it in your home. (more…)

Signs That You Need Drain Cleaning

Monday, April 20th, 2015

The drains in your home serve as the connection points between you and your sewer system. They are responsible for flushing away waste efficiently and quickly, keeping your home clean and sanitary. Despite the important role that they play in your home, however, you probably don’t often think about them. That’s understandable, of course. They aren’t exactly designed to draw attention to themselves. However, that unobtrusiveness can result in you missing some of the signs that your drain is experiencing a problem. So, have a look at some of the more common signs that you need drain cleaning. (more…)