Tips for home upkeep
You should know some basic maintenance techniques and repairs.
Because San Antonio has \"hard water\"
Conditions defined by water concentrated with calcium and magnesium
Homeowners can benefit from flushing the water heater and installing the water softener once a year.
The flushing water heater will double its life to help it last at least 12 years, Co-said
Owner of Parker & Son pipeline
Flushing, he said, would drain the deposits, which could cause faults in the lower components on some electric water heaters.
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To flush the water heater, connect the unconnected garden hose to the drain valve of the device, extend the hose outside, then open the boiler drain of the water heater and drain the liquid from the tank, Parker said.
In the process, he said, keep the water heater open and keep the water flowing to the tank.
After a short period of time, turn off the water flowing into the tank and allow the equipment to be discharged through the hose.
Please note that unless cooling is allowed, the liquid flowing out of the water heater will be very hot.
When the process is completed, the homeowner may see a pile of stones at the end of the outdoor hose, all the deposits piled up inside the water heater before being flushed out, Parker said.
The homeowner should make sure to fill the electric water heater with water before re-opening the appliance.
Parker says this is because opening an electric water heater with no fluid will burn, an unfortunate event known as \"dry burning.
Installing the water softener also helps the water heater-
Toilets, taps and plumbinglast longer.
It also reduces the amount of soap used by homeowners when they take a shower or wash their clothes, he said.
Park said San Antonio is also known for its high water pressure, which can cause dripping water from the tap or leaking slabs in the yard or home.
Reducing the valve outdoors through the water meter will reduce the risk of disconnection and leakage.
The valve ensures that the water pressure stays below the maximum of 80 pounds per square inch, he said.
Parker said homeowners should also replace washing machine hoses every five years.
Otherwise, the hose will break and cause serious water damage to the home.
The failure of the washing machine hose is one of the most common home damage claims, Parker said.
Before replacing the hose, be sure to turn off the water at the outdoor water meter.
Avoid placing food and garbage in garbage disposal, such as potato chips, pasta, rice and coffee grounds, Parker said.
Do not put grease in garbage disposal.
Parker said his company often received phone calls to clean up the garbage.
Air conditioning repairs should be carried out by licensed technicians, but homeowners can keep the system clean by pouring a small amount of water mixed with bleach or vinegar into the condensate line to dissolve algae, dirt, dust and insects piled up, project manager for moon plumbing and air conditioning in San Antonio quarter.
Stetler said that it is also necessary to replace the air conditioner filter every month and use the garden hose to rinse the outside of the air conditioner unit outdoors in warm weather.
These technologies enable the air conditioning system to maintain good airflow.
The homeowner should call the licensed electrician for any electrical repairs, but the homeowner can do some maintenance checks.
Owner of Rayco electrical contractor company
In San Antonio, it is recommended to buy 120-
Voltage socket tester to ensure that all outlets have the correct polarity.
It is also important to check the circuit breaker.
People over the age of 10 should be replaced by electricians, says quinnez.
Electrical equipment inserted into an outdoor socket (such as a landscape light) sometimes causes a failure of the power outlet inside the house, especially when the socket used as a ground fault circuit breaker is located in the garage, the owner of ofInc said. in San Antonio.
Allgood said that this may cause some power outlets in the house, especially in the bathroom, to stop working, especially after the storm, the outdoor electrical equipment will get wet.
To correct this, press the reset button on the power outlet.
If the plug is still not working, make sure there are no plugs outdoors, especially those that are not wet, Allgood said.
Wet electrical equipment inserted outdoors may cause the circuit to trip.
When a vacuum cleaner, treadmill or motor fails, there may be circuit breakers in newer homes
Some sockets use power supplies, says Allgood.
This is because some circuit breakers play the role of faulty circuit breakers.
The best way to avoid this problem, he said, is to install an surge protection device or use another power outlet without AFCI protection. said.