In the event of a natural disaster such as flooding, your sump pumps must be ready to take charge and prevent further damage. The functioning of a sump pump is simple; it collects all the flood water into the basin under the basement. The sump pump is installed to ensure that the flood water is prevented from getting to the foundation and cause a damage.
Since flooding cannot be predicted, that means the sump pump must always be in top shape all year round. Maintenance must be regularly carried out by our professionals to ensure it functions as needed.
Common Issues with Sump Pumps
1. Blocked Discharge Line
You cannot know the discharge line of your sump pump is blocked until flooding occurs. To prevent this occurrence, a maintenance by a professional is pertinent.
2. Incorrect Installation
Not every sump pumps is installed correctly. When there are issues with installation, the functioning will be faulty also. A professional must look into the sump pump to be sure that it is correctly installed.
3. Wrong Size
The sump pump size must be determined by the size of your structure from the ground floor. You must be sure that the sump pump is neither too big nor too small for your building.
4. Loss of Power
When there’s a natural disaster the power supply might be affected and this prevents the sump pump from working. Call on our professionals in recommending alternative and back-up power for your sump pumps.
You don’t have to wait till when flooding occurs before you look into your sump pumps. Our professionals are just a call away from you. They are ready to help avert a structural damage to your property.
Bathtubs and showers are made not only to keep you clean but also relaxing. Now imagine if you have to put up with a clogged bathtub or a shower that drips slowly. Drains and leaks are the two most common problems of showers and bathtubs, but other plumbing issues can be equally annoying.
Showers and Tubs parts
Common Issues with Showers and Tubs
Items like hair, soap and even mineral deposits from hard water could block the free flow of water down the drain. The solution to this can be as simple as pouring hot water into the drain, using vinegar or a plunger to unclog the drain. If your water still does not flow, contact a plumber.
Water running slowly from your showerhead could be as a result of lime scale buildup. The solution to this is to use a descaling solution or replace the showerhead. Contact a professional for a suitable showerhead replacement.
If your showerheads and tubs are consistently wet even when you are not using them, then you have a problem common to most showers and tubs- leaking. A cracked or rusty gasket can bring about a leak with your tub while the water supply valve and the washers may need replacement in your showerheads.
A leaky faucet might be as a result of faulty rubber washers, seals or gaskets in the valve compartment. If any of this is defective, you can easily replace it on your own or call a plumber to replace the whole faucet.
Proper maintenance of the showers and tubs keep it in excellent condition but no matter how careful you are, some parts of these fixtures are going to develop faults at some point. Some of these you could simply rectify on your own but to prevent bigger problems, you need a plumber for others.
A leaky faucet creates puddles of water and water not only destroys the walls, it can damage the flooring and make the house seem messy no matter how many times you clean. The only solution, then, is to repair a leaky faucet the moment you notice it. Even though a faucet seems easy enough to operate, dripping or leaking is not the only issue that might need fixing in a faucet. It is better to have a little knowledge of the parts of a faucet, their uses and common problems in a faucet.
Some Parts of a Faucet
Common Issues of a Faucet
A simple solution to this is to tightening the screw that holds the handle. Another cause might be due to a worn stem inside the handle. However if your faucet handle is not loose but it is hard to operate, the problem might be with the cartridge. Check if your cartridge has debris inside and clean it or lubricate if it is stuck. If it is defective, call a professional to replace.
A leaky faucet is highly problematic for the home. The problem might be coming from the O-rings, lubricate the O-rings with silicone-based grease. If the problem persists, you need to replace the O-rings. For a dripping faucet, replace the valve seat.
The water pressure in your faucet might be low because your sprayer diverter is clogged. The diverter controls the water that goes into the faucet. If it is clogged, try cleaning it with vinegar. Note that the way you clean depends on whether your faucet is one-handled or double-handled.
This is when your faucet produces water unsteadily or erratically. The water will spray mist due to lack of enough air. The main cause of this is the aerator. Your faucet aerator might be loose, clogged or defective. If it is loose, screw tightly. Clean thoroughly if it is blocked but if these do not work, then you need a professional to replace your worn aerator.
If your faucet is making funny hammering noise after you turn it off, it is known as water hammer. You might want to install an air chamber. If you already have an air chamber, it may be clogged with debris. If you find debris in your air chamber, clean thoroughly. Contact a professional to install an air chamber.
The best way to address any plumbing issue is to contact a professional. This not only saves you money, it saves time too. If you notice any of the issues mentioned above or other problem with your faucet, reach out to us immediately and you will glad you did.
The odor coming out of a clogged or cracked sewer is unbearable, the insects are deadly and the rodent plainly annoying. A home is supposed to be where you come back to after a hard day’s work but a clogged sewer can make you dread coming home. You have probably been advised to pour chemical into the drain to clean a blocked sewer but this will only compound the problem for you. Therefore, the best solution to a clogged sewer is to call a professional but how do you know if your sewer is clogged.
Indications of a cracked or broken sewer
If you have a clogged toilet, you will obviously not be able to flush properly. Now imagine a situation where you cannot flush your toilet, your shower drain retains water and you cannot change the water in your tub because the water keeps coming back up. This can only mean your sewage is clogged and needs cleaning.
Sewage issues is not only internal, it also affects your external surrounding. Your lawn or your yard bear the brunt of a broken sewer line. You can definitely not have a lush green lawn with a broken sewer line. Your lawn will have a soft spot inform of a soggy grass patch and you may likely see water pooling in a particular area on your lawn.
When your sewer line breaks, the waste that are meant to go into the sewer are exposed to the air and produce odor both in your building and around the surrounding area. Contact a professional plumber to check your sewage line if you notice this problem.
This might seem insignificant at first but when all your fixtures drain slowly for an extended period, you need to have your sewage line checked by a plumber because it can lead to other issues in your home.
These unwanted visitors are quite deadly and they can be due to a broken sewer line. Rats live in the sewer and flies and other insects breed and feast on waste. The crack will pave way for the rats while the water that comes out of the broken line will serve as a home for the pests.
There are different ways to deal with a cracked sewer but the best method will be determined by the type of sewage system you have. This is why you need a plumber for thorough repair.
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