EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SEWERS (AND THEN SOME)
Whether you are a home owner or a manager of a building, a sewer back up is something you would like to avoid at all costs. A sewer back up is messy, unhygienic, and expensive to clean up. Unfortunately, over time, sewer line clogging is a fact of life. Having a professional company like CF Plumbing, Inc. preventatively cable your sewer lines can help prevent major problems, but as sewer lines age, you may need to have them excavated and replaced. The following article covers everything you need to know about your sewer drains, and probably some things you didn’t want to know.
WATER HEATER MAINTENANCE
Your water heater may be one of the appliances in your home you take for granted—until it stops working and you wind up in a cold shower. To make sure you don't get a chilly and possibly expensive surprise, it's a good idea to perform regular maintenance on your water heater and tankless water heaters.
HIRING A QUALIFIED PLUMBER
The leak from a pipe fitting that costs less than a dollar can easily cause thousands of dollars in water damage, disrupt your household for weeks, and throw your remodel way off schedule. So hiring a licensed, insured and bonded Carlsbad plumber (or a well-trained apprentice working under his license) is a no-brainer. But not all plumbers handle all types of work. Their duties break out into two categories: Plumbers who handle basic repairs (often in emergency situations), and plumbers who specialize in remodeling projects and additions.
MOST COMMON MISTAKES THAT WILL MAKE YOU CALL THE PLUMBER
A pipe springs a leak, the drain backs up, or you need professional help with the water lines when remodeling a bathroom-these are all good reasons to phone a plumber. But sometimes you pick up the phone in need of emergency help after making a mistake. We compiled a list errors we see most frequently so you can avoid them.
BATHROOM REMODELING GUIDE: DO'S AND DONT'S
An expertly remodeled master bathroom will provide years of pleasure and comfort. It’s a tricky space, unfortunately, with lots of moving parts crammed into a tight footprint, not to mention the volumes of water ready to exploit any and all leaks. Setting a budget and planning ahead are two ways to keep your project on track. Also take care to choose the best sink, countertop and toilet for your space. The following list of dos and dont's will help you master the remodel, whether you do the work yourself or hire it out.
WATER HEATER EFFICIENCY UPGRADES- COMING APRIL 2015
Earlier this year the Department of Energy (DOE) published a final ruling on the anticipated energy factor (EF) upgrades for residential water heaters. The new standards will take effect April 16, 2015 and are representative of the continued push for energy efficiency in the residential building market. Specifically, the standard states that water heaters manufactured on or after April 16, 2015 must meet the new EF requirements. The DOE has projected the new water heater standard will help save approximately $10 million in energy costs and mitigate nearly 164 million metric tons of CO2 over 30 years.
PLUMBING RESOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR
Happy New Year! It's that time of year when we resolve to be better people in the coming year. As you make your resolutions, keeping your home safe and efficient may be on your list of priorities. If so, the following are plumbing resolutions to help save you money or prevent plumbing emergencies.
HOT WATER RECIRCULATION- HOW IT WORKS
A return line is installed near the faucet farthest from the water heater. The return line is connected to the UP 15 series pump and flows back to the water heater. As water slowly cools in the hot water line, the UP 15 series recirculation pump then moves the hot water from the heater throughout the pipe back to the heater, creating a continuous loop of slow-moving warm water. When a faucet is turned on, warm water is instantly available for use with no waste.
HOW TO TROOUBLESHOOT LOW WATER PRESSURE
It is a legitimate concern when you notice low water pressure in your home or office. Low water pressure can be caused by many things. Simple problems like the shut-off valve being closed or a faucet being blocked can cause low water pressure. More serious issues like plumbing blockages or water leaks decrease water pressure, too. There are multiple causes to low water pressure, but there are many ways that you can troubleshoot this problem. There may be more than one cause to your problem, so it is a good idea to check multiple areas.