Swapping out traditional bulbs with LED models, buying energy efficient appliances, and using reusable shopping bags are all great ways to help you live an eco-friendly lifestyle. Thankfully, you can also go green with your plumbing fixtures. By replacing traditional toilets with low-flow models, you can conserve a great deal of water. Unfortunately, many people believe a few myths associated with these water-conserving toilets. This guide will help you flush out the myths.
Your home's hot water heater is essential to keeping you, your dishes, and your clothing clean. However, it is an appliance that can have problems that sneak up on you. Since the hot water heater does not require any interaction on a regular basis, there can be problems that build up to the point that it causes the unit to fail.
Relief Valve Issues
The hot water tank relief valve is what lets all that excess pressure leave the tank, which would otherwise be very dangerous if it was not working properly.
Air conditioning is one of the luxuries that makes your life a lot easier. The only time air conditioning can cause a problem is when you have to deal with a breakdown. If an air conditioner stops working, you will generally know immediately. The air in the home will seem thicker after a while and the temperature will slowly grow hotter. One of the worst things that can happen if the air conditioner is expressing issues is a leak.
There are many small improvements that can add value to your home, especially those involving plumbing work. The following are three plumbing projects that you may want to consider for your house that may increase the value of your home as well as make it more enjoyable.
Installing a sprinkler system
Many houses in a particular tract may not have originally been built with a sprinkler system. If your house is in this category and you have noticed that some of the other homeowners around you have installed a sprinkler system, you may benefit by installing one also.
If your house is going to be filled with friends and family for the holidays, you'll probably be doing a lot of cooking and eating. That means you'll also be doing a lot of dishes. Unfortunately, with all the cooking and cleaning, you could end up with some serious clogs, especially if grease is washed down the drains. The best way to prevent grease clogs is to find something else to take some preventative measures.