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You should always prioritize your safety. For example, if water is dripping from your ceiling and there are electrical appliances near the area, do not touch them; instead, turn off the electricity at the main breaker. You should turn off your main water valve with any leaks or flooding. Your main water shut off valve should be located near your water meter. Once you have controlled the water flow, call Bacon to have a technician promptly sent to your home.
If you want your plumbing system to run efficiently and avoid any issues with plumbing, you should have maintenance on your system throughout the year.
Cleaning your air ducts regularly can improve your indoor air quality by preventing the spread of contaminants in your ductwork. If your home is newly constructed, a whole house duct cleaning service can remove drywall dust, sawdust, and other debris that collected in the ducts during the construction of the home.
A slow filling toilet after a flush might be a sign that your toilet’s fill valve tube might be clogged. If you want to try and clear the clog yourself, use a wire or a small brush to clear the inside of the fill valve tube. Make sure to call a plumber at Bacon if you find that clearing out the tube doesn’t help!
Look around your walls, floors, and ceilings in all the rooms in your home for signs of leaks. Cracked tiles around sinks or tubs can be a sign that there is a leak behind the tile that may have caused rotting. Signs of a leak include puddles of water and watermarks on your walls, floors, or ceilings.
One way to prevent leaks is to make sure that your water pressure doesn’t exceed 60 psi. You can look at your water gauge to determine the pressure. Call Bacon to adjust the pressure or to install a pressure-reducing valve.
A blown fuse happens when the electrical current that passes through a fuse exceeds the limit, it burns a hole in the strip of metal typically in an outlet. A blown circuit breaker happens when the electrical current exceeds the limit through a circuit breaker, and the breaker trip setting opens to stop the flow of the current. While a blown fuse needs to be replaced by an electrician, a blown circuit breaker can be reset by flipping the tripped handle on the face of the breaker.
LED lights might be slightly more expensive to purchase, but they will save you more money on your energy bill. LED lights tend to last longer too, outlasting incandescent lights by about 45,000 hours.
In some areas of electrical work, a homeowner is able to perform the work themselves as long as they have the proper permits and the work is inspected by the proper authorities. The safety of your family and your home should always be considered before undertaking any electrical work. Bacon can take care of any electrical work you may need hassle free.
While a leaking roof can cause serious damage to your home, it doesn’t necessarily warrant a complete roof replacement. Whether the problem requires a minor repair or a full roof replacement, you should always call Bacon to inspect the roof and determine the solution.