Archive for July, 2013
It is important to keep the water temperature in your Indianapolis home at a certain degree so that it doesn’t cause burns to your family and visitors, especially if you have elderly people or small children in your home. Small children and elderly folks can develop scalding burns faster than regular adults and a scald can happen in one second if your water is 140 degrees or higher. In fact, it takes a whole four minutes for a scald to happen when the water is 120 degrees, so that is generally what plumbers recommend. Many home owners can adjust the temperature of their water heater without the help of a plumber. In addition to water temperature, the water pressure in your faucets can cause problems. Water pressure inconsistencies can mean that bursts of hotter water are happening along with cooler water. If inconsistent water pressure is happening in your shower and not the entire home, it may be a problem with only your shower head. Shower heads often have mineral deposits which build up and cause clogs, but cleaning them is quite simple. All you need to do is remove the shower head, soak it in a bowl or sink of vinegar and leave it there overnight. In the morning, rinse it and scrub it with an old toothbrush, reinstall it and you are done! If you have any concerns about water temperature or water pressure safety in your home, contacting your Indianapolis plumber is the first step to fixing it!
What should you look for in a plumber?
When you need a plumber in Indianapolis, how do you know what to look for to make sure you have the best one for the job? While experience is important, there are other factors that are equally as important to ensure that you are working with a credible and reliable plumbing company. Asking these questions will help you know where to start!