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Replacement Windows and their Effect on Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Replacement windows are an ideal investment if you’re planning to enhance your home’s energy efficiency, resale value or even your...

on Oct 18, 2018

5 Small Upgrades that can Drastically Improve your Curb Appeal

First impressions matter. Whether you are going on a blind date or trying to sell your home, a strong first impression can make all the difference.

on Oct 15, 2018

How to Better Prepare for Bathroom Remodeling

There are so many things you can do – and projects you can try – to improve the bathrooms in your house. Renovating the bathroom is a...

on Oct 12, 2018

Should I Replace My AC If It Experiences a Refrigerant Leak?

A refrigerant leak is one of the most common issues of an air conditioning system. Freon or R22 is the predominant refrigerant used in almost all...

on Oct 10, 2018

6 Pro Tips for Cleaning PVC-U Windows

Cleaning windows is a chore that some homeowners do not look forward to doing since it can be a tedious, physically demanding task. However, if you...

on Oct 8, 2018

DIY Plumbing - Can You Do It?

by Guest on Nov 1, 2011

The Intricate World of Pipes and Valves

Home may be where the heart is. It's also a heartland of numerous plumbed pipes, connections, valves and couplings. There are some areas of the home that don't always need a professional plumbing consultant for repairs. For the avid Do-It-Yourselfers, all that may be needed is a wrench, a few minor parts and patience. Yes, patience. It's been said that professional plumbers have the patience of Job. For good reason, all those major repairs can be downright gruesome for the uninitiated. Fortunately, most home have quite a few minor repairs most anyone can tackle without great expense.

The Home Inspection

It's a good idea to make a regular habit of taking a full inspection of home plumbing whether or not service is required. Unfortunately, most homeowners think of this as an unnecessary drudgery they'd rather not do. Yet, numerous times, professional plumbers advise regular home inspections of plumbing be performed. Once a checklist is created, the follow-up inspections become easier. Put on your plumber's cap and make notes of any changes such as small leaks or unusual moisture in kitchen, bathroom or basement plumbing.

Repairing a Clogged Sink Drain

With regular care, a clogged sink drain can be avoided. However, should this situation arise, try clearing the drain with ordinary baking soda and vinegar. Use a plunger afterward to add air to the drain to clear it. This usually is the first line of defense for clogged drains. If this doesn't clear the drain, you may need one of the chemical drain cleaners available in most hardware stores. Today, drain snakes are also available for household use. These can work to clear drain up to 25 feet along pipe lengths.

Repairing a Toilet

Over time and due to certain types of heavy metals in water such as iron, parts in the toilet tank often cease to function properly. The rubber ball on the inside may stick and cause the water closet to underfill. It may be surprising just how easy it is to repair most any of the inner workings of a water closet system. Today, most of these parts are fairly consolidated so the replacement is simple.

Tend To Your plumbing services Charlotte And It Will Take Care Of Your Needs

Don't forget to replace worn faucets before the threadings become too stripped from use and change shower heads when there is noticeable wear.

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