Preventing Leaks by Reducing Stress on Pipes


As a home ages many materials and systems can be subject to potential problems all homeowners should be aware of. One of the issues that could occur with the home’s plumbing pipes due to aging is leaks within the system. The good news is that there are some steps you can take to experience any problems in the future so you don’t have to call a plumber.

Lower The Water Pressure

Having great water pressure throughout your home is a big plus because you’ll never experience inefficient appliance performance if they use water or be stuck in a lousy shower. While optimum water pressure is good in many ways it can overtime seriously affect the pipes, faucets and valves of the plumbing system if you don’t check the following:

  • Measure the water pressure by calling a local plumber or purchasing a hose bib gauge
  • Water pressure should register

How to Remove Smells and Odors After a Fire

Whether it’s a small fire contained in your kitchen or larger flames that spread through your home, going through a fire is a scary experience for everyone there at the time. Once the fire is out, you need to think about what steps to take next and how to clean the damage left behind. Fires of all types can leave behind a lingering smoke air that penetrates inside your walls and clings to your furniture and even the clothing hanging in your closets. Between doing some work yourself and hiring professionals, you can remove all those smoky odors.

Air Out

Airing out your home is the first step in getting rid of those odors. Make sure that you do this on a nice day when the temperature is high and the sun is out. If you air out your home on a cooler or rainy day, you risk a musty …