Careful planning comes in handy, particularly in a situation where a home emergency occurs. For example, a water pipe bursts – what are your first, second, third and fourth steps to remediate the problem?
Most homeowners coast along for quite some time before they ever encounter a problem with water pressure in their home, but yet it’s not exactly a rare occurrence – sooner or later it happens.
If you’re going to have a problem with your toilet, you’d probably rather it constantly run rather than be clogged. However, once that first month’s water bill shows up after the toilet has been acting up for weeks, you’re going to change your tune.
If you think a leaky faucet is not a big deal, consider that you could be wasting five gallons of water a day. That’s a situation where you have a drip per second, but if you’ve got a more extensive leak, it’s going to be far more than five gallons a day, and it will really start to show up on your water bill.
Taking steps to protect your sewer drains and water lines is something all homeowners can do to prevent plumbing problems, and it doesn’t matter if it’s a brand new home or a fixer upper that has been on the block for 100 years – following the same preventative steps and knowing what signs to look for can prevent a plumbing mishap.
If your water heater is going to leak, you certainly don’t want water coming from the bottom of your unit. That’s not to say that a water heater leaking from the top is a good thing, but it is preferable to a bottom leak. But, what’s causing that leak and how can you fix it?
Chicago has no shortage of old homes. It’s part of what gives the city its character and provides some personality to the surrounding municipalities that also have old homes.
Most homeowners would prefer to appreciate a good downpour; watch as it’s feeding the lawn and/or garden, keeping the trees nourished and the shrubbery vibrant.
If your finished basement is your hub for entertainment, being used as an office or for an extra bedroom, the last thing you want to deal with is...