Pipes and other plumbing fixtures do not last forever. If you have an older home with original pipes and everything is still working well, count yourself as lucky. To keep the plumbing in working order, you'll want to treat it with kid gloves, so to speak. Here are some ways to be extra nice to the plumbing in an older home.
1. Only flush toilet paper.
Make sure everyone in your home knows to only flush human waste and toilet paper.
Life is full of to-do lists, but some of the most important to-do lists are those that have to do with your home. This time of year, one of your to-do list tasks is getting your heating system ready for fall and winter. While it is probably a to-do task that you don't want to do, it is a task that needs to be done to ensure that you don't find yourself wrapped up in a blanket, freezing [almost] to death, and waiting for a professional HVAC technician to come out to home and fix your broken-down furnace simply because you failed to perform routine maintenance early in the season.
Are you constantly using lighting candles or using scented plug-ins in order to make your interior smell better? Does it seem like your odor issues are even more pronounced when your HVAC is turned on? Many people have serious problems with their home odors because they don't properly clean the HVAC system. There are several points at which odors can take hold in your HVAC system. This article explains how homeowners can find the source of bad smells in the HVAC system.
The toilet is one of the most important features of the bathroom, and it's also the most stressful to deal with when complications arise. To prevent expensive and complex problems occurring on a regular basis, you can take advantage of these toilet maintenance tips.
1. Clean the Interior Regularly
After a while, the interior porcelain of your toilet can get really dirty. It's important to do something about this because otherwise, stains could develop that are then difficult and costly to remove.
Routine maintenance is one of the most important factors in determining how long your home's air conditioning system will last. Investing in a new air conditioner can be costly, and finding yourself without access to cooled air during the warm summer months could be extremely uncomfortable.
Regular maintenance allows you to identify potential problems before they become major malfunctions. You can invest in minor repairs to keep your air conditioner working properly rather than replacing an entire unit that has fallen into disrepair due to neglect.