If the water isn't getting hot from your electric hot water heater, check for drips on the pressure relief valve, a brass fitting connected to a plastic dip tube. The pressure relief valve is a safety feature that thus the heater off in case the water gets too hot. You should be able to replace a relief valve yourself, but you need to replace it right away to ensure safety. Here are some tips to replace a pressure relief valve on an electric hot water heater. [Read More]
Home Getting Up There In Years? 2 Plumbing Updates You Should Consider
If you've recently purchased an older home, you might want to pay close attention to your plumbing, especially if the plumbing hasn't been updated. Those old pipes and fixtures will eventually need to be replaced, which can be quite costly. If you start updating your plumbing, one component at a time, you can avoid having the entire system breakdown at once. Here are two plumbing upgrades you should make as soon as possible. [Read More]
Are Your Home's Drains Ready For Summer House Guests?
Summer is a time when many people take vacation to go visit relatives and friends. Now that summer is here, people across the country are getting ready for house guests from out of town. As you make preparations, don't forget to check the status of your drains and clean the drains if necessary. Having extra people in your home will mean extra showers, extra laundry to be done, more dishes to be washed and more toilets to be flushed. [Read More]
Do You Have Irritated Skin? How It Could Be From Your Water
If you notice that your skin is becoming irritated, don't resort to using moisturizers to fix the problem. It could be irritated due to the water in your home. Here is what you need to know about this common problem due to hard water. What Is Hard Water? Water becomes hard when it has more minerals than usual, typically iron, magnesium, and calcium. It causes several problems with the plumbing in your home, such as faucets that have a buildup of lime scale or white spots on your dishes after they go through the dishwasher. [Read More]