As homeowners, we’re all familiar with the sinking feeling that comes with a clogged drain. Whether you’re hearing a few gurgles from your kitchen sink or seeing the water in your toilet rise at an alarming rate, you have an idea of what’s coming next. Plumbing blockages can pose a major inconvenience, rendering sections of your house completely without running water for days at a time.
Nobody wants their heat to fail in the middle of a record-breaking winter storm. Unfortunately, this happens to countless Americans almost every day around this time of year. Without regular maintenance, it is easy to allow boilers to fall into disrepair. Often, age is enough to put a boiler out of commission. If you suspect that your boiler is on its last legs, it may be time to start looking for a new unit.
That sound was just the wind – right? Listen closer – that clanging probably isn’t a ghost, but it could be coming from your pipes.
Falling temperatures can pose a threat to the integrity of your plumbing system. Extreme cold causes the metal in your plumbing to contract, sometimes leading to cracks and leaks. Even worse, frozen pipes may rupture, potentially inflicting thousands of dollars of water damage. Continue reading “Know the Signs of Winter Plumbing Damage”
Thermostat at 72 degrees? Check. Holiday decorations decking the halls? Check. Slippers, blankets, and cup of tea? Check, check, and check.
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The temperature is starting to drop, children are going back to school, and the leaves are beginning to change colors. Fall must be officially here! Fall is one of the times of year in which we use the highest amount of hot water, and we depend upon our hot water heaters more than ever starting in September. Before you turn up the usage on your water heater, make sure your preventative maintenance is up to date!
Continue reading “3 Small Signs that You Need Your Water Heater Inspected”
Don’t get tricked into paying more to heat your house this fall. Ben Franklin Doylestown has a treat for you!
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If your drain is clogged, it’s likely that you’ll notice. A clogged drain can put your life on hold – you just don’t have time for that!
If you see any of the following signs, you should request plumbing services for your Buckingham home as soon as possible:
Continue reading “The Everyday Culprits That Clog Your Drain”
Identifying water leaks in your home is not as simple as you might think. Sometimes, a leak is not always visible or audibly recognizable with a little tell-tale ‘drip, drip’ noise. A leak could be happening right above you, and you might not even know it.
Even if you don’t notice a leak, your house will. A water leak could be damaging your walls, floors, pipes, and especially your wallet without your knowledge.
When you turn on the faucet in the morning to brush your teeth and take a shower, much more is going on than you might think. For water to enter your home, it must first be collected in various forms of reservoirs, accessed through a well drilled into the earth, pumped to the surface, treated by a facility, and then carried through numerous pipes before it ever even reaches your property. During all of this movement, the water collects bits of soil erosion, sediments, chemicals and other particulate matter. The presence of these contaminants can not only damage your home’s plumbing system but endanger the health of you and your family.
Every home has pipes: While sewer lines bring water out of your home, pipes bring water into it. Certain appliances in your home would not be able to run efficiently or produce water without the use of pipes. They keep everything flowing smoothly.