This Site All Started With a PoolThis Site All Started With a Pool


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This Site All Started With a Pool

I'm Jake Johnson and installing a pool in my home was not easy. First, I had to make the decision. I live alone since my wife died a few years ago, and it seemed rather frivolous to spend money on a pool. I'm not old, but age was a bit of a factor. It seemed almost irresponsible and childish to want a pool at my age. After I committed, I had to find the right contractor. With so many variables (price, time, personality, etc.), it was a lot harder than I thought. Next, I had to work with the contractor to find the proper space and size and look. After months of construction, I had my pool, but then I had to learn a lot about the proper care and upkeep. Overall, though, my little foray into construction (even if I didn't do any of the really hard work) was informative and worthwhile!

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3 Reasons To Call A Plumber

Owning a home can be a major chore. There will always be things that need cleaning and repairing. One of those things that will need maintenance or repair at some point is your plumbing. Here are 3 situations where you should call a plumber.

1. A Clogged Pipe

Clogged pipes can be a major problem if they are not fixed properly. This is why if you have a problem with a clogged pipe you should call a plumber. There are two common signs of a clogged pipe. First, you should listen to your home. If after you run the dishwasher or flush a toilet you hear the water rumbling, underneath the house or in the ceilings (for those on the upper floor), this might be a sign that you have a problem. This means that the water is having a hard time moving through the pipes, which is why it is making so much noise.

Second, if you have a clogged pipe you might notice that there is a pool of water in the basement around the water drain. There shouldn't be any water around the main drain, so if you see water call a plumber right away.

2. Low Water Pressure

Another problem that you might notice with your water supply is low water pressure. In some cases the low water pressure will come from the municipal water supply running low. But in some cases it could be that a pipe is broken or is leaking.

A sign that you have a broken pipe is that you get a large water bill, but you don't feel like you have changed how much water you have used. This is because you have to use twice the amount of water since your pipe is leaking. If you don't correct this problem immediately, you could spend a lot of extra money on water.

3. Regular Maintenance

One of the best ways you can save money and prevent problems is to have a plumber such as Lewis Plumbing come in for regular inspections. They will go through and make sure that everything is in good condition. The plumber can even use cameras to look through the pipes to detect potential problems and test the major pipes in the house to prevent problems. This way they can fix any problems before they become too large and expensive. This way you can avoid major problems.

These are just three reasons you should call a plumber.