Of all the parts of your home's plumbing that can malfunction, the most problematic place it can happen is your sewage line. A leaking sewage line can cause issues with sewage backup in your home or your yard. Learn how to find out if there is an issues with your home's sewage line.
Check For Tree Roots
Do you have clay drain tiles buried underground for your main sewage line? These tiles are prone to having tree roots grow through the drain tile and cause a leak.
Two wrongs don't make a right… and a bunch of little plumbing errors don't add up to a healthy plumbing system! Most people know the basics, like avoiding pouring grease down drains and keeping things like toys out of the toilet, but many homeowners do make a lot of little errors that may eventually come back to bite them in the form of leaks and clogs. If you really want to ensure your plumbing stays in tip-top shape, make sure you avoid these little mistakes.
If you want to avoid serious sewage backups, there are some things you shouldn't be flushing down the toilets. Some of the items on the non-flushable list are actually labeled "flushable" by the manufacturers. However, sending them down the toilets could end up causing you plumbing problems. To help you avoid a mess, here are four common household items you should never flush down the toilet.
If you've ever flushed a tampon – or the applicator – down the toilet, you should make sure you never do it again.
Water filtration systems help improve the water quality within your home by removing organic particles from your water supply. Different types of filters will remove different particles—some are designed to 'soften' hard water by removing calcium, while others treat plant growth within your plumbing or water supply. However, all types of water filters can be broadly categorized into two main groups: whole house filters and point-of-use filters. Though both types of water filters perform the same function, they do so in different ways and, thus, each possesses a distinct set of advantages and drawbacks.
Remodeling your bathroom with the inclusion of new higher-end appliances or replacing an older vanity can add some value to your home, as well as making the room more functional, but it does come with some concerns if you are leaving some parts of the bathroom intact. One thing to keep in mind before beginning the remodeling project is the chance that the flooring can get damaged by dropping heavy items or dragging anything across the floor.