The abundance of food and guests over the Thanksgiving holiday may put your plumbing to the test. However, there are steps you can take both before and during the annual feast that may help to minimize the likelihood of plumbing problems.
In the kitchen
Before the big day
Before the holiday cooking and feasting commences, you should check your kitchen sink to be sure that the sink is draining normally. A slow or partially clogged drain may cause a complete stoppage when your drain is challenged by Thanksgiving day cooking.
It's the dead of winter, and you turn on your faucet – only to find that no water comes out! Your pipes have frozen. Now, what do you do? It's important to take action and thaw the pipes quickly, since leaving them be increases the chances that they will burst and flood your home. Leave the tap open, as this helps promote thawing, and then employ one of these three methods to thaw your pipes.
Have you recently purchased a new home? Have you now discovered that the heating system might be inadequate for your needs? Before the really cold weather sets in, now is the time to fix or upgrade your heating. Here are some different options you might be considering:
Gas furnace: A gas furnace installed by your local heating services company is often relatively inexpensive. Many homes in the US already have gas furnaces, so no additional work is needed to install a new one.
Few pleasures rival that of a nice hot shower--unless you end up having to stand in a pool of nasty, backed-up water, that is. Luckily, you don't have to be a professional plumber to clear up this problem. If you would like to increase your DIY drain cleaning skills, read on. This article will teach you how to get your bathtub draining the way it should.
Remove your overflow plate.
Kitchen sinks see a lot of heavy use, and so it is not unusual for leaks to develop as time goes on. Luckily, you can often solve such problems without having to call in a plumbing repair person. If you would like to increase your knowledge of home plumbing skills, read on. This article will teach you how to correct the common problem of a leaky sink rim.