Sometimes, home ownership comes with unexpected surprises, and when things go wrong, there is always an inclination to panic about the cost of repairs. As a first-time homeowner, a blocked drain is particularly worrisome. Blocked drains give instant reminders they need fixing when you are standing in the shower surrounded by rising water. However, never fear, there are some inexpensive ways to unblock your drain out there. Consider these three options when your shower drain refuses to do its job. [Read More]
Grease: Get It Out of Your Drain
One of the main causes of a blocked drain is grease; it slowly builds up in your pipes until a bad smell becomes discernible. Soon you find that water drains slowly from your sink and ultimately it stops draining. What causes grease? Grease takes years to build up. It is a semi solid conglomeration composed of oil and fat deposits as well as semi solid food particles. Some of its bulk also comes from soaps and detergents. [Read More]
Benefits and Drawbacks of Tankless Water Heaters
You rely on your water heater to provide warm or hot water as needed, but they don't last forever. If you are currently looking to get a new water heater, it might be time to consider a tankless one. This type of water heater is able to heat up the water pipes with electric or gas power, instead of using a storage tank with hot water. Take a look at the benefits and drawbacks before deciding if a tankless water heater is right for you. [Read More]
Why Have Periodic Drain Cleaning Done?
A clean house is more than just clean floors, furniture, walls and windows. Drain cleaning is easily forgotten; yet, it is a crucial part of house cleaning. Drain cleaning needn't be as regular as house cleaning, indeed cleaning your drain once a year can be enough depending on how much it is used. Having your drain cleaned has the following upsides: You will avoid the inconvenience of finding your drain blocked. [Read More]