Plenty of people think about their home's resale value when building an addition, but a new bathroom can offer so much more. If your family is expanding, then you know the pain of living with limited bathroom space. If nothing else, the fight for the shower every morning can be an unforgiving brawl with few winners. The extra breathing room afforded by a new bathroom can be priceless, but your existing plumbing can affect the cost and effort involved in this project.
Your main waterline plays a huge role in the availability of fresh water in your home. If something happens to the waterline, you might run out of water or have to deal with significant property damage. But how many times do you check your waterline? You have probably never thought about it much before. It can be hard to notice any problems are happening because the pipes are buried underground. While plumbers can address some of the problems through repairs, others may require a new waterline installation.
If you recently bought an old house that hasn't been updated in quite a while — or ever — and aren't ready to remodel the bathroom just yet, there are a few important things you need to be aware of regarding bathrooms in older houses. Of course, you may be wondering what type of plumbing pipes the house has and if they've been updated at all or not, but the type of piping isn't the only thing that can be problematic in an older house.
As a homeowner, you probably work to remove dust and dirt from your home on a regular basis. You may clean the windows periodically, vacuum or scrub the floor, and generally work to keep a clean living space for you and your family. But if you aren't paying attention to the dust that might be accumulating in your HVAC system's air ducts, you could be living in a dirtier house than you realize.
Professional septic tank cleaning is essential for all homeowners who use septic tanks for sewage waste treatment. Routine tune-ups ensure that your septic system remains in top shape through the years. Septic tank services conduct the necessary maintenance to ensure your tank doesn't experience sewage leakage or sewage backup. If you are a first-time septic tank owner, you should resist the temptation to attempt septic cleaning yourself. When you aren't fully aware of the work that goes into proper septic tank cleaning, you wouldn't know the proper tools and equipment required for the entire process.
When you have a plumber come work on your home, we hope you thank them. Really, you should be thanking any contractor who works on your home, but we are a little partial to plumbers and happen to think they deserve a little more recognition. After all, the stuff inside the pipes they work on doesn't usually smell very good. And even though they wear gloves, they have to get pretty close to it! If you would like to learn a little more about plumbers, then we invite you to read this blog. After learning the basics, you'll really want to thank your plumbers!