Friday, 20 February 2015
Energy conservation consultants advise homeowners that upgrading plumbing equipment can lead to lower utility bills, allowing them to cut their expenses. Although the initial cost of the upgrades may be costly, over the long haul, the savings from the fixtures’ longer service would still benefit homeowners. It is still advisable to hire a professional Richmond Hill plumbing company, such as Harris Plumbing, to ensure precise installation, as faulty fittings can only cause unnecessary damages that will add to repair costs.
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
Not everything that appears to be clean is a hundred percent germ-free. Sink drains may be constantly in contact with water, but the food particles that go down your sink could be a breeding ground for bacteria, such as salmonella and E. coli. Preventing the types of illnesses caused by these germs always starts at home. Regularly clean your kitchen drain; if you’re not comfortable using powerful commercial cleaners, you can use equally effective antiseptic cleaners, such as baking soda and vinegar solutions, to get your sink spick and span. For your worse-case plumbing issues, professional plumbers in Richmond Hill—such as the experts from Harris Plumbing, Inc.—can help unclog the stubborn dirt in your drains, and leave them clean and germ-free.
Monday, 16 February 2015
Take note that there could be external factors that lead to faulty drainage, such as tree roots pushing their way through the sewer or main pipeline. Sewer drain cleaning in Aurora require professional service, such as those offered by Harris Plumbing, which offers skilled plumbing service for sewer and septic lines that may require sewage or sump pumping, drain or pipe replacements, tree root removal, or measures for backflow prevention. Take precautions against backflows starting with your kitchen sink. Ideally, you should clean your kitchen sink every day to avoid bacteria and particle build-up. Your kitchen sink has the second-highest concentration of microorganisms in your home. Basic drain cleaning isn’t limited to the kitchen sink, however. Shower drains and toilet seats should be kept clean and scrubbed at all times, and always keep a plunger handy to avoid prolonged clogging in your toilet and drains.
Saturday, 14 February 2015
Second, it’s far more efficient to have hot water on demand, instead of letting it sit in a tank until it is needed. You save on the energy of keeping the water hot, while ensuring you have continual hot water; no need to wait for the water to get warm, if the tank ever gets empty. With these benefits, having a tankless water heater would appear to be more practical to have than installing a traditional water heater. You’ll need the help of an experienced Barrie plumbing service like Harris Plumbing Inc. to recommend the right choice of tankless water heater to install. Your choice will depend on your water needs and what fuel type it will use, whether gas-fueled or run by electricity; the more water you plan to use, the larger the unit will have to be.
Thursday, 12 February 2015
First, check your pipes and the condition of their insulation; if they need to be properly covered, hire a Newmarket plumber to install new insulation around your exposed pipes, including those in your crawl space and the attic. These are the spots where your plumbing is most susceptible to freezing. Additionally, insulate your outdoor plumbing and other unheated areas in your home where they are found. Second, be proactive and check your pipes for any need for heating cables or tapes. Heating cables can help raise the temperature of the pipes enough to avoid freezing. For longer lasting service, get a professional to install them.
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
The average North American household consumes up to 25 gallons of toxic chemicals per year, with most of the harmful chemicals coming from home cleaning products. Now, this statistic wouldn’t matter much if every homeowner practiced responsible waste disposal. Unfortunately, these hazardous chemicals have an uncanny way of finding themselves down a homeowner’s drainage system. You only need to ask a Barrie emergency plumber to know the truth. The following tips are designed to help you choose and use the best cleaning products for your family, your community, and the environment.
Sunday, 8 February 2015
Richmond Hill plumbing needs regular maintenance to keep working in top form. Without maintenance, plumbing problems, such as leaks or burst pipes, can pop up and damage more than the plumbing. Here are some maintenance tips to ensure that these problems don’t emerge. Fix Leaky Faucets or Showers Immediately fixing leaks is an important part of maintenance. Even if it is just a faucet or a shower, a leak indicates that there is something wrong. A small leak can eventually become a large one if left alone. Moreover, the water from the leak can cause water damage to the area around it, not to mention that a major leak can significantly increase your water bill.
Friday, 6 February 2015
One of the banes of owning a home is having to deal with water issues, such as low water pressure. Nothing ruins a shower more than when it slows to a trickle, or when the washing machine takes ages to fill. However, before you contact Richmond Hill plumbers to do some repairs, you might spare yourself by doing simple troubleshooting first. If that doesn’t work, at least you’ll have enough information to relay when you call your plumber for help. If you can, try to determine the location in your home where you experience low water pressure. Check the water pressure of fixtures in your bathroom, kitchen, basement, and any outdoor faucets. Run water from them to see which areas in your home are amiss.
Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Clogs are inevitable and they can range from minor ones that only manage to slow down the flow of water out of your house to major blockages that can cause damage to your home. This is why regular drain cleaning for Aurora homes is necessary. Here are some signs that your drains are due for a cleaning and what you can do about it. Slower Drainage If you notice that your sink is slow in emptying, there may be a clog in the pipes. Depending on the location of your sink, it should be easy to find the location of the blockage. Generally, a sink’s drain will lead horizontally from a P-trap to a tee. That tee would lead to the main sewer drain. If there are multiple plumbing fixtures attached to your sink, their vent and drain pipes could combine with one other. Check what fixtures share a slowdown in drainage to pinpoint where the clog is.
Monday, 2 February 2015
Cleaning sewers and drains is generally considered trivial work, that’s why not many Aurora and Newmarket residents pay much attention to it. Unfortunately, completely ignoring your sewers and drains can haunt you, because they have the potential to lead to extensive and expensive problems. A lot of people think they can solve these drainage problems on their own, and often that only ends up aggravating the situation. You can have proper sewer and drain cleaning done by hiring professionals to do the work. Aurora plumbing experts like Harris Plumbing Inc. have the skills and experience necessary to perform proper drain and sewer cleaning. Plus, they carry the right tools for the job. In their hands, your plumbing and drainage system will be working perfectly in no time.