2015

Simple Tips To Keep Your Kitchen's PVC Plumbing Pipe From Freezing Up

If you experience freezing pipes in your kitchen every winter no matter what you do, it's time to take action. When the temperatures drop outside, some rooms in your home may stay colder than others do, especially if the rooms sit under trees. The water inside your kitchen's plastic plumbing pipe stays cold as a result. You can keep the plumbing warm with the tips below. Open Up the Cabinets Although cabinets protect your sink's plumbing from dust and other issues, they can make the space beneath your sink cold.

Three Impurities You Could Be Consuming In Your Drinking Water

Coming into your house on a hot day calls for a cold drink of water. When you reach for the cup and turn the spicket on, you expect to see crystal clear water coming out. Unfortunately, this may not always be the case. Impurities can take up home in your pipes and come out in your drinking water. This not only changes the way the water tastes, but it can be harmful to you.

Winterizing Your Vacation Home: How To Prevent Plumbing Disasters

Winterizing your vacation home is essential to preventing plumbing disasters. Even if your home is in a somewhat temperate climate with mild winters, a sudden freeze can leave you with frozen or burst pipes if the home hasn't been prepared for winter. Follow these steps to protect your home from winter water damage, and be sure to consult your local plumbing service for help with any issues you can't resolve before it's time to head home for the winter.

Four DIY Plumbing Repairs That You Should Know How To Do

The plumbing in your home can cause many different problems when it fails. Leaks may be a headache, but can be even worse if they cause structural damage to your home. This is why there are some basic plumbing repairs that you may want to know how to do to save your home from catastrophe. Here are some tips to help you do some of the most common plumbing repairs in your home:

Troubleshooting A Pilot Light That's Gone Out

If you have an older-style furnace with a standing pilot light, you may run into a situation in which the pilot light has gone out, prohibiting your furnace from kicking on. There are a number of reasons this might be happening. Sometimes a draft can blow the pilot light out and all you'll need to do is relight it. Other times, your furnace may be in need of actual repairs. Follow this guide to identify the cause of the issue and hopefully get your pilot light working again.