What to Ask A Plumber Before Hiring Him

what to ask a plumberIn this day and age of travelling con men who pretend to be tradesmen, you can’t be too careful about hiring a plumber. You need to make sure that the plumber you’re thinking about hiring is a legitimate one. Far too many home owners have found themselves with the short end of the stick with regards to plumbing jobs.

To make sure you’re hiring the right plumber for the job, here are a few questions to ask a plumber before hiring him or her.

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6 Simple Plumbing Preventive Maintenance Tips

plumbing preventive maintenanceThe cliché that an ounce of prevention is so much better than a pound of cure may be a well-worn one, but the time that it will no longer apply to anything in our lives will surely not come. Certainly, it will always apply to the plumbing in our homes.

To avoid costly plumbing repairs in the future, every home owner must perform plumbing preventive maintenance. If you, the home owner, have no idea how to do this, here are 5 simple plumbing preventive maintenance tips to get you started.

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How to Keep Mould Under Control

keep mould under controlThere’s nothing more annoying than seeing those fuzzy specks of black on your wall, ceiling and other damp areas of your home. Mould is a common problem in homes. On top of causing actual damage to the house itself, mould also takes a toll on the health of people who live there. Health problems caused by mould include headaches, allergies, coughing and asthma.

Certainly, a mould problem is something that a home owner has to address the soonest possible time. If you don’t give it any immediate attention, it is bound to spread. By the time you decide to do something about it, it would already be too late, and you will have to do some major repairs to your home.

Preventing mould growth, however, isn’t just all about scrubbing the mouldy spot clean. There are certain approaches you have to implement to solve your mould problem for good. This is what you need to do to keep mould under control:

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Use Only Quality Plumbing Supplies

quality plumbing suppliesWhen you have a plumbing business, it is of paramount importance that you build a reputation of being not just an excellent plumber who is very good at performing that job, but also as a plumber who uses nothing but only the best quality plumbing supplies available.

Strictly speaking, quality plumbing work always goes hand in hand with using quality plumbing supplies. What good is excellently done work when the materials you used fall apart after only a short while? When it comes to quality plumbing work, quality plumbing supplies make all the difference in the world, and that is something that you, as a plumber, should be completely aware of.

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5 Advantages of Solar Hot Water Systems

solar hot water systemsWe all need hot water systems in our homes, but we also often complain about the utility costs of operating one–paving the way for the emergence of solar hot water systems. Whether it’s a gas or an electrical hot water system, it still consumes a tremendous amount of energy just to provide us with hot water for our showers.

Solar hot water systems, however, are an entirely different story. Here are some of the advantages of solar hot water systems that may just prompt you to make the switch from traditional gas or electric water heaters.

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Locating the Water Shutoff Valve

locate your water shutoff valveLet’s assume for a second that you are currently facing a plumbing emergency, say, a burst pipe. The water that’s escaping from the damaged pipe is already starting to flood your property, and you need to shut off the water supply. The problem is, you have no idea where the main water shutoff valve is. If you can’t locate your water shutoff valve, there is no way you can stop the flooding and before you know it, your property has already sustained flood damage that is going to cost you a lot.

Knowing where to locate your water shutoff valve is very important. Don’t be like one of those home owners who only care to know anything about their plumbing systems when a plumbing emergency strikes. Here are the usual locations of a water shutoff valve at home.

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When Is It Time To Call A Professional Plumber?

professional-plumberMany home owners take pride in being able to fix certain plumbing problems by themselves. They have to admit, however, that there are certain plumbing issues that are best left in the more capable hands of a skilled and experienced plumber.

No matter how skilled they think they are in tinkering with plumbing systems, calling a professional plumber for the situations listed below will always be a smarter way to go. You’ll know it’s time to call a professional plumber (aka drain surgeon) when:

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Plumbing Tips That Actually Work

plumbing tips that actually workWhen facing plumbing issues at home, calling in a professional plumber is not exactly your first instinct. Like most home owners, you will try to do things yourself first and if your DIY efforts bear no fruit, only then would you get the services of skilled and experienced plumbers.

In this day and age of the Internet and social media, it highly likely that a homeowner who wants to personally solve plumbing problems would look for tips online. But how reliable are those tips anyway? In any case, here are some plumbing tips that actually work.

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Replacing An Undermount Sink Without Breaking the Granite Countertop

replacing an undermount sink without breaking the granite countertopFew home design ideas are as pleasing to the eyes as a kitchen sink that is mounted underneath a granite countertop. With its clean lines, an undermount sink certainly make a lovely addition to any kitchen.

The thing with an undermount sink with a granite countertop, however, is that once the granite is cut, the sink stays, and if you choose so, for a very long time. But what if you feel the need to replace the undermount sink for one reason or another? Is replacing an undermount sink without breaking the granite countertop even possible?

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Plumbing Repairs That Cost the Most

cost of plumbing repairsEvery home owner knows that plumbing problems bring a lot of headache and stress. Plumbing repairs, after all, could get real expensive. This is probably the reason why many home owners try to fix even major plumbing problems by themselves.

The problem with this is that because many home owners lack the skills and experience necessary to make plumbing repairs, they end up making the problem worse. In the end, the cost of plumbing repairs becomes even higher for them, especially when the following plumbing problems are involved:

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