Monthly Archives: November 2013

3011, 2013

Tips for Hot Water Maintenance

November 30th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Hot water maintenance will help to reduce household costs and prevent the deterioration of your boiler. Follow these tips to maintain your water heater properly.

  • Use an insulating cover to help the boiler to maintain heat. This will reduce the costs of heating the water and save a great deal on your energy bill.
  • Examine the pipes leading in and out of the boiler regularly. Look for any signs of damage or corrosion. Be careful not to touch the pipes when they are hot, however.
2911, 2013

The Advantages of PV Water Heating

November 29th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Solar electric (PV) water heating has several advantages over solar thermal heating. PV could provide the answer to your water heating problems and this is why:

  • PV is easier to install than traditional thermal solar. The main reason for this is that the water does not need to be pumped up to the pressure-tested rooftop tanks for heating to occur.
2811, 2013

Signs of Water Heater Problems

November 28th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Water heaters are key to our lifestyles, but they do not always work properly. There are numerous signs that will appear when your water heater is not working properly.

Heating troubles

The first sign is if the water is heating slower than usual or failing to heat at all. Regularly measuring the time it takes your water to heat up will enable you to notice problems early on before they get worse.

2711, 2013

Simple Advice for Better Plumbing

November 27th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Home plumbing may seem like a mystery, but there are some very simple steps you can take to preserve it and keep it in better condition.

This quick advice will help you keep your plumbing in better condition.

2611, 2013

Where to Start with Plumbing

November 26th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Plumbing is a mystery to most of us, but you can easily learn how to maintain your home plumbing properly. Start out with these simple steps on your path to becoming a DIY plumbing expert.

  • Get a professional to pump your septic tank once every five years. This will prevent a build up of sediment and stop the contents from backing up into your home.
  • Pour equal parts of baking soda and vinegar into the drain and block it with a plug. The chemical reaction will clear any debris that has become lodged in the pipes. Flush the solution out with hot water.
2511, 2013

Plumbing Advice for Every Home

November 25th, 2013|News|0 Comments

With a better understanding of plumbing you will be able to reduce the cost of maintenance and avoid plumbing disasters. Taking simple steps to maintain your plumbing is the best way to prevent costly leaks.

  • One of the most important things to do in a new house is to identify where the stop valve is located. If there is any leak or burst in the pipe then you will need to turn this off immediately to reduce any water damage.
2511, 2013

Practical DIY Plumbing Tips

November 25th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Plumbing issues start out small, but they can quickly become disasters. Follow these simple steps in order to deal with maintenance before it is too late.

Know where to save

Sometimes the cheapest option is the best, but more often than not the cheapest option will cause more problems. Buying a cheap showerhead, for example, will often lead to leaking that can cause water damage. It is important to know when to save and when to pay more for quality.

2411, 2013

Commonly Used Plumbing Tips

November 24th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Maintaining a good plumbing system will save you a great deal of money in the long run. These are some tips that everyone should follow.

Prevention is the best solution

Preventing problems before they occur is the best way to solve plumbing issues. A leak can cost you thousands of dollars, but preventing it will cost you much less over the years.

2411, 2013

Plumbing Advice for the DIY Homeowner

November 24th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Plumbing is one of the more complex elements of DIY, and it can be a challenge for any DIY homeowner. Here are some tips for tackling the problem.

Create a schedule

It is sensible to create a maintenance schedule to ensure that the required tasks get completed in a timely fashion. It is best to make these coincide with seasons. You should check your plumbing and carry out maintenance in the lead up to winter and the lead up to summer.

2311, 2013

Advice for Plumbing Projects

November 23rd, 2013|News|0 Comments

Plumbing projects have the potential to go horribly wrong. It is important to understand everything before you begin.

Follow these words of advice to ensure your plumbing project goes without a hitch.