Did you know that plumbing leaks in the U.S. waste 1 trillion gallons of water annually? That’s equal to 40 million swimming pools! What’s more, many of these leaks don’t require the attention of a professional.
Armed with a wrench and a few plumbing basics, you can fix some of the most persistent leak problems.
Winter can be quite challenging for homeowners where below-freezing temperatures in the winter are quite common. One of the most annoying and frustrating winter weather issues is frozen pipes. To minimize this risk to your plumbing, you should learn how to thaw pipes and make temporary repairs where needed.
When was the last time you took a good, hard look at your gas or electric utility bills? Like, you actually read through the various parts of it? If your answer is “Never,” you’re certainly not alone.
Understanding how to read those bills can have huge benefits as you can start making smarter decisions to reduce your energy usage, saving you money on your energy bills in the long run.
An HVAC system is an integral part of the home, providing families with safe and comfortable living. Unfortunately, because of the tedious work it does, it’s not uncommon for HVAC systems to encounter problems, especially during the wintertime, when it may very well be running around the clock.
Truth is, like most appliances, hot water heaters require regular maintenance. A neglected water heater just might keep the hot water flowing for a few years but will slowly but surely trigger higher utility bills. Eventually, the unit will fail altogether. Follow our tips on How to Flush Your Hot Water Heater to maximize energy efficiency and extend the unit’s lifespan.
True, many of the issues discussed here might very well require the help of a professional exterminator. However, don’t hesitate to call the professionals at J&A South Park should you come across plumbing problems that might be contributing to the presence of bugs in the bathroom.