2018 has been a great year of growth for us at C&W Plumbing! We couldn’t have done it without readers like you sharing our posts. Take a look at what other people thought were the most helpful ones of 2018. Read on, and find your inspiration!
1. How to Tell If Your A/C Drain Line Is Clogged & Keep It from Happening Again
There’s nothing worse in the hot summer months than your A/C not working properly. This blog post covers the most common problems that lead to A/C drain line blockages. They’re problems you can identify yourself, and the article gives you the clues to look for. It also provides a list of measures you can take as a homeowner to keep your air conditioner’s drains from becoming clogged. This problem can happen in any home with any A/C unit, but some basic cleaning and routine maintenance tasks will keep it functioning good as new.
We also point out that when it comes to air conditioners, some jobs are better left to professionals. Even routine duties like cleaning are most safely handled by the pros because if a unit isn’t properly cleaned, you and your family could end up breathing unhealthy air.
2. Most Common Garbage Disposal Killers That Go Down the Drain
Garbage disposals are supposed to be convenient, right? That doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t give a second thought to what you toss into the disposal. Many common foods can cause issues with your disposal, from gradual dulling of the blades to jamming it up and exhausting the motor. Sometimes the problem occurs past the disposal; for example, rice and grease can stick to and clog your pipes. Find out which food items are the worst!
3. 5 Culprits of a Clogged Bathtub + How to Prevent & Get Rid of Them
A clogged bathtub is a common household complaint. We outline the most common causes, from the obvious—such as hair—to less obvious—hard water. Then we give you options for how to treat your bathtub’s clog, which range from no skill needed to a basic knowledge of how to work a drain snake. It can be difficult to avoid bathtub clogs entirely, but by following these steps, including prevention tips, you’ll have the confidence you need to tackle whatever comes your way.
4. 5 Causes of Slab Leaks & What to Do if You Have One
Slab leaks can be difficult to spot, even for seasoned home owners. Get a list of signs that may point to a slab leak, such as a higher water bill or low water pressure. These seemingly innocuous changes could potentially mean irreversible water damage. They should not be ignored!
When it comes to slab leak repair, it’s not a DIY project. If you notice even a couple of these signs in your home, call in a professional as soon as possible.
5. What to Do About Nasty, Brown Water
Brown water is the last thing anyone wants to see coming from their drain. Like slab leaks, this isn’t a problem you should ignore—even if you could! This article explains that galvanized pipes, which are often found in older homes, can to be blame. Rust from deteriorating galvanized pipes can turn your water brown, smelly, and nasty. Other factors can include sediment in your water heater or a disturbance in the water main.
Then we provide a few ways for you to address the problem. If the issue is sediment, running the water for a while should do the trick. If there are other warning signs, like brown water only when you run hot water or non-stop brown water no matter the temperature, you should call a professional. These could mean your water heater or plumbing system needs an overhaul. Brown water isn’t safe to drink, so make sure you tackle this problem ASAP!
Here at C&W Plumbing, we’re committed to helping you take top-notch care of your home. In 2019, we’re going to continue providing you with all the tips and tricks you need—right here on the blog. Should you need to call in the pros, we’ll be right here when you need us!
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