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Even if your winters are mild where you live, you should still winterize your sprinkler system. If a cold spell does happen, it could do a lot of damage to your sprinkler system. To keep this from happening, there are some winterizing tips listed below. If you feel that you’re capable of winterizing the system yourself, you can. But most people feel that it’s better to have this done by a professional irrigation specialist. Many companies do offer a outdoor plumbing winterization service during this time of year.
“Why should I have my sprinkler system drained” is a question that you might ask. The main reason is so that your components in the sprinkler system don’t break. Damage can and often will occur when the water freezes and expands inside the pipes, valves and sprinklers. It is essential that ALL water be drained from the sprinkler system so that it doesn’t break when the cold weather hits.
When you own a residential or commercial property, sometimes there can be a plumbing issue. Some of these issues are minor such as a clogged toilet or a drain that doesn’t flow properly. These are things which can usually be fixed with a plunger or some drain cleaner. Or, you may have a drip that is constantly keeping you awake at night and needs the washer replaced. All these plumbing issues are more of an annoyance than anything and you can usually handle them yourself.
Too, if you do a routine inspection and catch the small problems before they become big ones, you can save yourself a lot of headaches. But what about the plumbing problems that start out as small but end up becoming big ones? Or if there is a plumbing emergency? At what point is DIY not the way to go but to call a professional plumber? Below are some common plumbing repair jobs and at what point you will need to call a professional plumber.
When building a new home, what plumber you use is important. You don’t want to use a plumber that does just service and repairs. You’ll want to hire a plumbing contractor. Because putting in new construction for a kitchen is different than just fixing a pipe.
A Colorado Springs plumbing contractor will know what the local codes are and how to follow them. He or she will know how to connect all the plumbing into the water and sewer systems. Or if there is a septic system, how to tap into that correctly. A good plumbing contractor will also be licensed and know what paperwork needs to be filled out with local government authorities. Additionally, good plumbing contractor will have the experience to work with the other contractors.
Building a new kitchen from the ground up is like having a clean slate. You get to decide where all the fixtures and appliances will be located, size, color scheme and layout. Whether you’re building a new house or adding onto an existing one, having a new kitchen is an exciting prospect for most homeowners because the kitchen is the main activity hub for many homes.
But like with any construction project, the devil is in the details. A new kitchen is a dream come true if built properly, but can quickly turn into a nightmare if the plans are hastily thrown together and the work isn’t done correctly.
Deciding what plumbing company you’re going to call before a disaster happens is the smart thing to do. You don’t want to wait until you have water in your basement to try to find the best plumber. Yet so many plumbing companies claim to have the experience and skills to handle any emergency, but how do you know if it’s true? Well, here’s a guide on what to look for when choosing plumbing service.
Frozen pipes are a very real danger during the winter months. When a pipe freezes, the ice inside expands, meaning there’s a good chance the pipe will burst. This sends water flooding into your home. The only way to stop it is to turn off your home’s main water valve and then start cleaning up the mess.
But prevention is much easier and cheaper than having to clean up after a flood. There are some very easy ways to prevent your pipes from freezing.
A lot of Colorado Springs residents use septic tanks for their wastewater disposal. Unlike homes that are connected to public sewer systems, where the municipal government owns and maintains them, homeowners with a septic tank are responsible for their care and maintenance. Proper septic tank care is critical because if the tank leaks or overflows, the surrounding soil becomes contaminated and becomes a major health hazard for the surrounding area.
While it’s always better for a professional septic tank repair service to perform the maintenance and regular inspections, there are some smaller tasks that homeowners can do to keep their septic tank in good working order.
Most homes will experience a plumbing emergency at some point in time. As the pipes, fixtures and appliances get older things are bound to break as they begin to wear down. While preventative maintenance by a licensed plumber can reduce the chances of a plumbing emergency, it’s still a good idea to prepare for one. For the average homeowner, being prepared doesn’t have to mean buying a lot of expensive tools or learning complex plumbing repair methods.
Rain is often a welcome site in the arid climate of Colorado Springs, but if your sump pump isn't working, the potential for flooding can be a hazard you aren't prepared to face. If you live in a home with a basement in Colorado Springs, then you probably already know how important a sump pump is. A sump pump discharges the water that collects in the sump basin of the house, typically in the basement, and is usually the only thing standing between your basement/crawl space staying dry during a rainstorm or flooding - resulting in costly repairs.
Is it time to replace or repair your water heater? Getting your water heater serviced regularly could have prevented that repair from needing to be done. Just like a car, a water heater needs routine maintenance to keep it working in tip-top shape. You should plan to have your water heater serviced according to its style as well as your water hardness and water consumption. The water heater maintenance process is easy and you'll have assurance that many potential problems can be avoided.