Is Your Boiler Getting Older? A Good Cleaning Can Keep It Going Strong
3 April 2015
In older boilers, it's often assumed that reduced function, signs of rust, or odd-tasting water are a death knell. However, with a little elbow grease and expertise, you may be able to get your boiler back in tip-top shape by cleaning it thoroughly and ensuring the tank is well-protected from corrosion.
Cleaning Out An Old Boiler
The first step to get your boiler in the best possible shape is to clean it out.
Garage Door Springs: What They Do And What Happens When They Break
12 March 2015
If you are like most homeowners, you probably don't think much about your garage door springs. In fact, you may have never even noticed that your door has springs. However, the truth is modern garage doors depend upon their springs; they simply will not operate without them. That's why it's important for you to understand more about your garage door springs and how to know if they are about to fail.
How To Keep Crawl Space Drainage Lines From Freezing And Bursting
27 February 2015
If you live in an area where temperatures regularly dip below zero, then you may be concerned about freezing water lines. Freezing pipes can burst and cause flooding problems. Although this may be your main worry, you should also be concerned about drainage lines that freeze. This is especially true if the piping is located in an unheated crawl space. Broken drain pipes can release hazardous wastes in your home and a plumbing contractor, like C B Lucas Heating & Air Conditioning, is typically needed to make repairs.
Purification Of Recycled Greywater
18 February 2015
In today's energy-conscious environment, it's important to recycle as much as possible. This isn't limited to scrap metal and plastics; even water can be recycled. Greywater sources such as laundry and bath water can be easily recycled and used in a number of ways. However, the majority of greywater applications will require treatment prior to use.
Although there are a number of water-treatment options becoming more readily available -- such as UV, Ionic and O-zone treatment -- the two most widespread approaches involve either chlorine or iodine.