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Common Issues With Submersible Well Pumps

Posted by on Jul 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Common Issues With Submersible Well Pumps

If you have a water well on your property, you likely use a submersible well pump. This type of pump allows water from the well to be pushed to the surface. While they are very effective for their intended purposes, there are some common issues it might have over time. Here are some common problems so that you know when it is time to call for repairs. Lack of Water One of the more common signs that there is a problem the well pump is when you are experiencing a dry spell. This is when you have difficulty getting water out of the well, which you can tell when turning on faucets in your home and finding that no water flows. However, before you replace the well pump, you should first consider other causes for not having water. It...

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If Your Home Smells Like A Sewer, Does This Mean That The Sewer Is Backed Up?

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on If Your Home Smells Like A Sewer, Does This Mean That The Sewer Is Backed Up?

It goes without saying that your home should never smell like a sewer. When this happens, many homeowners assume they need plumbing repairs or sewer cleaning services. Luckily, this problem is often much more easily fixed. Knowing what causes the problem and what you can do about it can help you take care of your home and may save you money in plumbing fees. If your home smells like a sewer, does this mean that the sewer is backed up? Often a sewer smell is not indicative of a sewer backup. If your home starts to smell like sewer water, a likely reason is that the water has dried up from a plumbing P-trap. How does water in the plumbing P-trap prevent sewer gas from entering your home? A P-trap is a squiggly pipe that is a standard part...

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4 Ways To Reinforce Your Brick Retaining Wall Without Compromising Its Appearance

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Ways To Reinforce Your Brick Retaining Wall Without Compromising Its Appearance

From standard red to sandy brown or distinguished gray, bricks offer a lot of beauty and variety for outdoor building projects like a retaining wall. However, even the strongest mortar is unlikely to be enough to hold a soil retaining wall together since a basic 4-foot tall wall holds back multiple tons of weight when soil becomes saturated by water. Make sure your wall can handle the weight without changing how the exterior looks by picking at least one of these four reinforcement methods.  Filling with Concrete Standard bricks are designed as solid blocks, but choosing two or three-hole bricks gives you a chance to put the reinforcement power of concrete to good use. If the wall is constructed so that the holes line up to create vertical tubes that run from the top to the bottom of the...

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Is It Time To Drill A New Water Well For Your Rural Home?

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is It Time To Drill A New Water Well For Your Rural Home?

When you live in a rural area away from the municipal water systems of big cities, you likely rely on you well for your household water supply. However, water wells do not last forever. If you are wondering if it is time to drill a new well for your home, get to know some of the common problems that occur with a failing well and what you can do to resolve the problem. Then, you can better determine if you have reached the point where new water well drilling is necessary. Your Well May Be Getting Old Wells do not have an infinite lifespan. In fact, most do not remain functional for more than a few decades. If your well is more than a few decades old, you may find yourself concerned that it will stop producing the quality...

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How To Prep And Sandblast Stucco Walls

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Prep And Sandblast Stucco Walls

Stucco is an extremely durable exterior siding material. It is also very versatile because it can be applied over different types of sidewalls and it can be painted any color. This durability only poses a problem if you decide that you want to remove it from your sidewalls. It won’t just scrape off with ease. You can rent a simple sandblaster and remove stucco on your own. The job is messy, but it is really the best way to remove stucco and expose the sidewall. This article explains how to remove stucco with a sandblaster. Prepping Before Blasting Before you even begin to use the sandblaster, you need to do a lot of prep work. It is probably a good idea to not even rent the sandblaster until you have done the preparation work and completely mask off the...

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