5 Things You Never Want Your Plumber to Say
Posted on: 12/4/2017 at 4:43 PM
There's certain phrases that make you cringe when you hear them. Like when your barber says, "oops". Well, as it turns out, there's also some phrases in the independent contracting world that you should make yourself privy of. We're going to go over five tell-tale signs of home maintenance plumber scams. So without further ado, I present: 5 Things You Never Want Your Plumber to Say 1. "I need the money up front to pay for materials" 2. "It looks like your foundation is falling apart" 3. "We just finished re-piping your neighbor's house and can do yours cheap" 4. "If you ever have a problem, just call me directly" 5. "If you pay cash, I can give a better price"
4 Ways to Save Money on Toilet Repair
Posted on: 12/4/2017 at 4:42 PM
Not everyone has the luxury of hiring a professional contractor every time any little thing goes wrong. That's why home owners and tenants need to be well-versed on simple maintenance issues. Provide an Alternate Garbage Disposal Clogs happen simply because there is no other option for disposal in the bathroom, This leaves the occupant no other choice but to discard something in the toilet. However, you should instead place a small trash can near each toilet in the home. This is an economical way of preventing clogged toilets that could be the result of something getting flushed down the toilet that shouldn’t have been even near it in the first place. Keep Surfaces Clear Many clogged toilets also result from accidents where an object is knocked into the toilet accidentally. This often happens when nearby counters are filled with small objects like bottles and cosmetics. Keeping these areas clear of small items will lessen the chances of you having to make an unnecessary call for plumbing repairs. Flush Twice, When Necessary If waste is not removed after the first flush, you should flush again. However, if these multiple flushes are becoming incredibly common, then you need to consider that there may be a serious problem with the toilet itself. Not to mention, multiple flushes are also a waste of water. If you want to avoid higher spending on water bills and further damage to your plumbing system, you should instead contact a licensed plumber to determine what service will be needed to fix the problem. Learn to Plunge You probably have a plunger in your home but do you know how to do it properly? If not, please follow these steps: insert the plunger into the toilet bowl, position the plunger over the drainage hole and plunge vigorously until the water levels in the toilet bowl go down, and this will then let you know the clog has been successfully removed. Educate Family Members Children and adults alike need to know what absolutely shouldn’t be thrown down the drain. You should inform your family these objects should stay far away from your toilet: - paper products (cleaning wipes, feminine hygiene products, cotton balls), - household waste products (kitty litter, human or pet hair, grease, oil), - or other materials (toys, medications, articles of clothing)
Knowing When to Call a Plumber
Posted on: 12/4/2017 at 4:42 PM
You know that feeling when you feel like you can take on any task and succeed, climb any mountain and prevail, approach any challenge and conquer it? The sort of feeling that makes you wonder if you're the main protagonist of a Greek tragedy about hubris. It's a natural feeling. We all get it. Regardless of gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation, we all feel like Icarus at times. We just have to stop and remember that we're flying with wings made of wax. We have to remember that it's okay to ask for help. Whether you're making home renovations or flying too close to the sun, there's always a professional to help you out. Here's some tips to know how and when you should contact one.