We often don’t think much about the plumbing that is in our homes or businesses, that is until something goes wrong! Could be a stopped up toilet, a dripping water tap, hot water heater leaking or even the extreme – a burst pipe. The good news is that if you maintain your plumbing, you can prevent some of the plumbing nightmares that can occur.
As a homeowner, a busted pipe, a clogged toilet, and a range of other plumbing issues can be a huge headache. The following infographic looks at some of the most common plumbing problems as well as provides tips for preventing them and how to repair them if they do happen.
Having a flooded home can be an extremely expensive situation to have to deal with.expensive. From a broken appliance to a leaky roof to a burst pipe, the scenario can quickly go from a minor incident to a serious problem.
A typical residential water heater will last 8-10 years. However, did you know that there are some steps you can take to expand the lifespan of your water heater? Since water heaters do not come cheap, it’s only natural to want to do anything that you can to extend its lifespan. The following simple graphic lays out some guidelines to help you get a full lifespan out of your water heater.
If you have been fortunate enough to travel to various places outside of the U.S., you are probably aware how various cultures have solved similar problems in different ways. Going to the bathroom is just one of those problems we all have to deal with. Some cultures have turned going to the toilet into a game and the range of toilets around the world is quite impressive.
Typically, people don’t think about plumbing services until they need to. As long as the toilet is not plugged up, the water heater is heating to our liking and there are no leaks in the water supply, plumbing is mostly taken for granted. But plumbing was not always what it was today. In fact, it has a long history dating back to ancient civilizations, with many milestones and innovations along the way.
We give little thought to our water heaters, that is until something goes wrong with them. Here is an infographic that looks at three things we can check to ensure safety and proper water heater operation. It also provides details on how to periodically flush your water heater and finally lists some fun facts about them.
When was the very first flush toilet invented? How about the first water closet or even the very first water filtration devices? Obviously all of these and other plumbing elements have had their start at some point in time. There have however been many advancements in plumbing throughout the years.
There is nothing quite as satisfying as a good long shower. Folks have always been aware of how awesome it feels to wash away the dirt of a hard working day or relax a weary body. While many might assume the show to be a fairly recent luxury, they have been around a lot longer than you may think. In fact it is only the way that a shower is carried out that’s changed over time.
Toilets are nothing new to us. However, did you know that 2,800 years ago King Minos had the first flushing water closet ever recorded in history? It’s true! Toilets have come a long way since that time. Here is an infographic that will help you to learn about the past, present and future of the toilet.