Portable AC Repair: 4 Common Problems And Solutions

Portable air conditioners (AC) are more convenient than window ACs and packaged terminal air conditioners (PTAC) because they are movable. As a result, they're ideal for cooling small spaces or when you want to spot cool, as long as you can place them near a window and electric socket. Like all household gadgets and electronics, portable ACs are bound to malfunction or become damaged over their years of use. Luckily, you can perform AC repair on your portable AC without professional help. [Read More]

FAQs About Having A French Drain Installed In Your Basement

If you have excess water in your basement, it is a good idea to hire a plumber or a water mitigation company to make some changes that will keep the space dryer. One such change might be to install a French drain. These are long, recessed drains that generally run around the basement's perimeter. They can be a great solution for basements with diffuse water that comes up from the ground and also for those with any sort of foundation leaks. [Read More]

A Look At a Sewer Line Replacement When The Sewer Pipe Has to Be Dug Up

If tree roots have cracked and collapsed your sewer pipe, you may not have any choice but to replace the pipe. A sewer leak is something you have to repair right away due to the toxic nature of the problem. Your neighbors might complain and your city might fine you if your yard smells like an open sewer. Here's how a plumber might deal with a sewer line replacement. Determine If a Liner Will Work [Read More]

3 Reasons To Avoid DIY Hot Water Heater Installation

There is a lot to love about the do-it-yourself ethos espoused by all kinds of hobbyists, amateurs, and enthusiasts. In fact, if you are good with tools and taking on projects around the house, you may see no reason not to attempt a hot water heater installation on your own. The reality, however, is that doing so can pose far more risks than benefits, and it is much more advisable to contact a professional who can do the job for you. [Read More]