Building a new extension

We loved our house from the first time we went through, but it really didn't have enough living space. We have worked on improving the layout of the home and increasing the living area of the home to create a modern and more pleasant layout to the home. We are really proud of how the job has turned out and we wanted to share some of the details of how the extension and layout changes where designed and constructed. This blog has some of the photos of our extension as well as tips that we have learnt along the journey,.

Common Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

Construction & Contractors Blog

When you move into a new home, you need to take care of different areas of the home to ensure they work properly. The plumbing system is no exception. Here are some common plumbing mistakes to avoid making so that your home plumbing system continues running smoothly.

Putting Anything and Everything Down the Disposal

This is a very common mistake that people make when moving into their first home. The garbage disposal might have a lot of power, but it can only handle so much. You should not use the garbage disposal as a trash can and put all food debris down the drains. Wipe off your dinner plates before rinsing them in the sink and never peel vegetables directly into the sink, assuming the garbage disposal can grind them up. It might handle egg shells or potato peels for a few tries, but eventually these will wear out the blades and you will need to have the garbage disposal replaced.

Assuming Leaks Are a Minor Issue

Another common mistake is having plumbing problems that get overlooked because they don't seem serious enough. Sure, a leak might not be causing a major flood in your bathroom or kitchen, but that doesn't mean it is okay to ignore it. Even the tiniest leak could cause damage of the flooring in your home, could use up precious water to reduce how energy-efficient your home is, and is a sign of a problem with a plumbing fixture in your home. Any time you see a leak, try to find the culprit, then call a plumber for repairs.

Letting Blocked Drains Back Up

Another plumbing mistake that has to do with overlooking issues is when you have blocked drains. If water is running a little too slow down the bathtub or sink drain, call a plumber to find out why. There are some ways to remove a blockage on your own, but if these DIY efforts don't work, get a professional. It is possible that the blockage is after from the main sewer line, which is something a professional has to handle.

Putting Extra Weight On Plumbing Fixtures

You need to be careful with the plumbing fixtures in your home, from the shower head to the toilet. Try not to place a lot of heavy items on the fixtures as it can crack the porcelain or lead to other plumbing issues. In your shower, don't use a rack that hangs over the shower head, but install install something on one of the other walls of the shower. Keep extra heavy items off the toilet and use a shelf behind the toilet instead.


17 August 2016