Drains are simply waterways designed to direct wastewater to a specific location where it can be collected easily. This location can be a septic tank, a sewer, or any other appropriate place. Modern life won’t be as comfortable as you know it without drains. Unfortunately, these important waterways could get clogged, even with regular use. If left untreated, clogged drains may further damage the system, leading to costly repairs.
This may surprise you, but air conditioning systems have actually been around for a long time. In fact, attempts at developing cooling technology have been observed as early as 2,000 years ago, more or less. In 2nd century China, there existed manual rotary fans that brought outside air into a room. In 3rd century Rome, ice was supposedly imported from the mountain regions via donkey train to cool an emperor’s garden.
When it comes to plumbing maintenance, there are a number of things that have to be regularly checked and fixed right away. The most common ones include leaks, slow drains, running toilets, septic tank inefficiency, and sewer backup. These problems may seem minor, but their effects can add up and have a significant impact to the home or business.
Millennials have always been known as individuals and have always needed personalization. They need to express their distinct creativity, wherever they may be. For example, they make sure that their home speaks of their unique tastes or aesthetics. When it comes to decorating their home, personal taste may be the strongest influential factor for this generation. This is according to A Houzz survey on decorating trends, which further revealed that comfort is their second priority, while subscribing to design trends would be the least.
Have you ever tried “life hacks” at home? Do you know those quick and easy solutions to everyday dilemmas? Be cautious when you do try them, because some can actually be myths that only end up making your life more difficult. For instance, baking soda has been one of the home remedies for plumbing issues, and some may recommend it to unclog drains. However, the compound can only go as far as disinfecting toilets or masking odors. You can pour boxes of the stuff down your drain, but you won’t find the clog cleared up.
Today’s Denver consumers are product-savvy. Before they part with their hard-earned money for a new HVAC unit, they first make sure to look into factors like energy efficiency and maintenance requirements. Once they assess the different facets of their HVAC options, they are ready to make the purchase. Unfortunately, no matter how high a unit’s energy efficiency rating is, it will be a waste if it was installed incorrectly. A recent survey by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NSIT) reveals that a large number of HVAC efficiency issues are due to installation errors. Overall, these installation mistakes increase household energy consumption by 30 percent.
With Denver residents’ heavy dependence on their furnace during the last couple of winter months, it’s highly likely that they may begin to notice some efficiency issues here and there as the days go by. Before saying “Sayonara!” to an existing furnace, however, homeowners should first make an assessment of their household’s required heating capacity and fuel or power source so they can decide on a suitable replacement option. If homeowners decide to go with a gas-burning unit, they should first study the market since costs of oil, gas, and other fossil fuels tend to fluctuate depending on conditions.
After breaking a cold weather record Tuesday, residents across the Denver metro are still battling the effects of frigid temperatures Wednesday. The STORM STATION 7 team says if we reach our projected low of -5 before midnight, we'll break the record low of -4 set in 1882.  But chief meteorologist Mike Nelson says the low in Denver could drop to -8 overnight. There are 2 to 4 inches of snow on the ground across the metro area, with 4 to 8 inches in the foothills and Front Range mountains. Denver received 2.3 inches of snow, making this our first official snowfall.
You fell in love with the white picket fence and the nostalgia convinced you to buy an older home. Within a few weeks of moving in, you discover that the plumbing is in poor condition. Already strapped by your recent closing costs and down payment, you call the realtor and hopefully inquire, “Is the seller liable for the bad plumbing?” Generally, when you purchase a home, you are on the hook for all future repairs. However, exceptions do apply. To determine the liability, if any, of the seller for your plumbing problem, courts will look to the purchase agreement for the home, the nature of the problem, whether you had a home inspection, and any specific misrepresentations by the seller.