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Plumbing Emergency: What To Do During a Flood

Welcome! My name is Sally. This is my blog about plumbing. I decided to start writing about plumbing after a very scary experience. I arrived home from work one day only to discover that a pipe burst in my home. When I opened the front door, I saw a torrent of water pouring down the stairs. I panicked and ran next door to my neighbour. Luckily, he used to work as a construction contractor, so he has a lot of experience in dealing with household problems. He helped me to turn off the mains water and helped me to mop up the mess. After this event, I decided I wanted to learn more about the plumbing in my house, so I went to a night school class.

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Plumbing Emergency: What To Do During a Flood

    Two Mistakes That Can Cause the Pipes in Your Home to Burst Open

    A burst pipe can inflict major damage on your home. As such, it's important to be aware of the mistakes that could potentially cause one of your property's pipes to break. Read on to find out what these mistakes are. Ignoring a clogged drain for too long Most people will immediately call a plumber if the drain in their kitchen or main bathroom becomes clogged up, as a blockage in this area of their home will affect their ability to perform essential daily tasks, such as bathing or washing dishes.

    Traditional vs. Tankless Water Heater: Which Way Should You Go?

    You have decided that it is time to do away with the old water heater in your home. With so many options on the market to choose from, finding the ideal one can be confusing. However, the choice comes down to two options: traditional and tankless water heaters. These two systems vary significantly in their operations and features. Read on for a detailed comparison that will enable you to make the best choice for your home.

    Do You Need a Heavy-Duty Drainage System for Your Residential Property?

    Not all residential properties need the same type of drainage in their garage as you would find under a car wash or installed in a large farm, but sometimes a standard residential drainage or plumbing system is too inefficient for your needs. A heavy-duty drainage system, installed on the garage floor or under a shed or storage area, can mean better drainage on the property and more convenience for you as well.

    Commercial Buildings: How to Ensure the Water Supply Is Clean

    If you own or manage a large commercial building, you are responsible for ensuring that the drinking water is safe and clean. While the mains water is clean when it enters your building, it could become contaminated by microorganisms or rust and other metals as it passes through the building's internal plumbing system. These contaminants may lead to people becoming unwell due to drinking bad water and could leave you facing a lawsuit or investigation by the local health and safety authority.

    Blocked Drain Pipes: Tips for Preventing Them

    Consistently having to call a plumber to come and unblock your clogged drains can be quite inconvenient, not to mention expensive in the long run. Nevertheless, some homeowners do not realise that their own neglect is what leads to these blockages cropping up on a regular basis. As much as our drainage system is out of sight, this does not mean it should be out of mind too. It is prudent to enlist the services of professional plumbers on a scheduled basis to maintain your plumbing system.

    How to Avoid Expensive Winter Plumbing Leaks

    Home plumbing can pay a huge price if the house isn't adequately prepared for winter. Seasonal shifts, whether related to travel, winter temperatures or festivities can push your home's plumbing system to the brink. So how do you ensure your plumbing is ready for winter? Here's how to save cash as well as keep pipes from freezing: Protect Plumbing Pipes from Freezing Whenever winter temperatures plummet, water easily freezes inside. This causes them to burst.

    Turning Over A New Leaf: Stopping Autumn Leaves From Blocking Your Outside Drains

    Blocked indoor drains can be tiresome and expensive to deal with, and most of us take care to avoid shoving anything too dangerous down our sinks and plugholes. However, outdoor drains, such as the french drains and culverts used to direct water away from driveways, generally receive much less care and attention, when the consequences of a blockage can be easily catastrophic.  One particular source of peril for your outdoor drains is falling leaves in the autumn, and thick, waterproof layers of rotting leaf detritus can quickly build up in neglected outdoor drains.

    3 Potential Problems That Can Occur With Your Bathroom Taps

    Most bathroom taps are well engineered to remain unaffected for a long time, but every so often, something can go wrong. Some people choose to replace their taps entirely, but some quick fixes can be undertaken by professional plumbing services to ensure that you don't have to shell out much for replacement. This guide offers you some insight into potential problems that can occur with your bathroom taps. Your Bathroom Tap Screeches