Imagine my surprise when I came home from work one freezing cold evening and found water flooding my basement. I ran to turn off the water and then I called the plumber. Even though it was late in the evening, the plumber immediately came to my house and fixed the busted water line. The plumber told me that I could have prevented my water line from freezing and busting if I had winterized the pipes. After researching various methods, I insulated the pipes so they won't freeze again. My name is Joel Hampton and this blog is about the different ways to winterize your plumbing pipes to keep them from freezing. Coming home to a basement filled with water is a nightmare and I hope that after reading the information in my blog, it won't happen to you.
24 March 2015
One of the newer HVAC options available is the high-efficiency condensing furnace. These options are able to convert almost all of the fuel used by the furnace into heat, while conventional furnaces, in contrast, are only able to convert 90% or less. The heat is extracted efficiently enough that the furnace is usually warm to the touch rather than being hot: 1. Ventilation Problems Even though there are many benefits to high-efficiency condensing furnace, they can still have problems just like with almost every other appliance.
19 March 2015
If you are currently considering a career as a plumber, you are probably very curious about the health risks related to the job. After all, you are working with human feces, urine, blood and vomit. All of these human waste products have the ability to contaminate your body with disease and infection. You will learn what equipment to use on the job to protect yourself from infections and contamination, but in the meantime, here are some stark reminders of what can happen if you do not use your protective gear while on the job as a plumber.
18 March 2015
Many homeowners do not pay much attention to their plumbing until there is a problem that needs to be fixed. With water being so essential to your daily life, you need your plumbing operational at all times for things like cooking and cleaning. By following these tips, you can avoid a potential plumbing problem in your home. Insulate Your Pipes With temperatures frequently falling below zero degrees these past few winters, keeping your pipes insulated is more important than ever.
16 March 2015
As the weather starts to get warmer, many people are tempted to turn on their AC to cool the house down. Although, this will make you feel comfortable, it can also be expensive. The amount of money that you spend in your AC may not be necessary. There are a couple things that you can do to keep yourself cool in the hotter months without blasting your AC. Here are a couple tips.
12 March 2015
If you find yourself frequently calling air conditioner repair professionals, you may be wondering if it's time to consider replacing your unit. While initial replacement costs may seem daunting, knowing when to replace your unit can save you money in the long run. Read on to decide whether your AC system is ready for replacement. It's Older Than 10 Years While this in itself isn't always a reason to replace, if you're dealing with frequent repairs and your system is older than 10 years of age, it may be trying to tell you something.