A water heater has the potential to be dangerous if the pressure in the tank gets too high. That's why heaters have a pressure relief valve on the side. The valve opens to release pressure along with some water when the temperature in the tank gets too hot and drives up the pressure. If the valve breaks, it should be replaced for safety reasons. Here are a few signs of a faulty pressure relief valve and the steps a plumber takes to replace it. [Read More]
Is Your Plumbing Ready For Summer?
When you think of summer, you probably think of vacations, swimming, entertaining, grilling, outdoor fun, and the like. The one thing that you likely do not think about is anything to do with your household plumbing system. However, summer is also known for cracked hoses, clogged drains, and sewage backups. With that being said, you need to ensure that your plumbing system is prepared for all of the summer fun that you have planned. [Read More]
Four Tips to Prevent a Basement Plumbing Disaster
Having a basement in your home gives you some extra space, but it does come with responsibilities. One of those major responsibilities is maintaining the plumbing systems that usually reside in the basement. 1. Floor Drain Cleaning One of the most common causes of floods in the basement is a backed-up main sewer line. Most basements are equipped with floor drains, which can provide an overflow point if the sewer line becomes damaged or clogged. [Read More]