If you have a crawl space foundation, you want to be aware of possible problems. The problem is that crawl space problems often go unnoticed and become costly to repair. These issues can range from structural damage, erosion or water damage. Here are some tips to help deal with crawl space problems and the improvements to prevent them: 1. Drainage Problems That Can Cause Erosion and Structural Damage There are a lot of problems that can start with poor drainage. [Read More]
What Causes A Floor Drain To Clog?
Homeowners know that paying close attention to the drains in sinks and tubs is important when it comes to avoiding a plumbing disaster. Even if you are monitoring these drains closely, you may be overlooking several drains that are essential to the performance of your plumbing system. These are floor drains. You can find floor drains in multiple locations within your home. Most basements are equipped with a floor drain, as are many garage areas. [Read More]
What Happens When Your City Is Flushing Its Water Mains?
Once or twice a year, the city sewer crew comes through your neighborhood and places a cardboard announcement sign on your front door. It tells you that they are planning to "flush the water mains" on a certain date and at a certain time. Then the card instructs you to avoid using toilets, sinks, showers, dishwashers, and washing machines at that time. So, what exactly is "flushing the mains"? Is it a sewer cleaning? [Read More]
Signs Mold Is Growing In Your Carpet
If your home recently suffered some flooding that made its way to the first floor, you may wonder if there are any areas that may be supporting mold growth. If so, look for the following signs that mold is growing in your home's carpet. Musty Odor in the Room One of the first signs that may alert you to mold growth in a room's carpet is the stench that permeates the air of the space. [Read More]