Every Erath County-area homeowner should take the following plumbing and maintenance tips into consideration when assessing their home plumbing needs.
Do not use a liquid drain cleaner to clear a drain as many plumbing companies will wait 24 to 48 hours before clearing a drain. This is mostly to allow the acid from the drain cleaner to disappear. If you have a clogged drain, first try to clear it with a plunger or a plumbing snake.
Keep chlorine tablets away from your toilet tank as they will corrode the rubber located inside the tank and cause it to leak.
Loosen the packing nut behind a toilet handle or faucet shut-off valve that will not move. This will allow for additional movement.
Make sure to disconnect your garden hose in the winter to prevent any weather-related damages. This can include freeze damage to the frost-proof hose bib.
If your washing machine contains a rubber hose, replace it with a stainless braided hose. It is much more efficient and is less likely to burst.
A quick, cheap, easy way to get rid of lime deposits that accumulate on showerheads and faucets is to use white vinegar. This will dissolve the deposits and leave you with a clean showerhead or faucet.
If your sump pump appears to not be working, make sure that the appropriate plugs are plugged in. Many homeowners are not aware that when it comes to sump pumps, one plug is for the pump and the other one is for the switch.
Interested in learning more about the various homes and properties in the Erath County area? Please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would love to share our knowledge on all the great Erath County properties on the market.
“Jamie Stockstill held my hand through the entire process. Being a first time home buyer I had a million questions but she was always there, no matter what time of day, to answer my calls or texts. I always felt like she was working for my best interest. I will recommend her to anyone I come across looking to buy or sell.”
“Eric & Jamie Hayden were great to work with. They are very responsive and know the area well. They have a great team around them that made the process of selling very easy. We were out of state during the sale and they went above and beyond to assist in coordinating with us. Definitely recommend!”
“Desiree Bridges went above and beyond to help us first time home buyers go through the, at times stressful, process. She constantly followed up on items and helped us stay on track, along with the bank and seller. Throughout the entire process she was professional, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. She took our complete lack of real estate knowledge in stride and answered every question. We never had to worry that something was slipping through the cracks on her end. And now we are satisfied home owners. Highly recommend and if I were gonna to buy another one I’d go with Miss Desiree again at Hayden Real Estate!!”
“Terry Childers was extremely helpful, reliable, friendly, and knowledgeable. We had some bad luck while house hunting but Terry was persistent and never let up. He went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied. If we ever sell or buy again Terry is our only choice.”
“Cindy Carrell is an amazing realtor! Cindy did an excellent job marketing our home & successfully helping it to sell for exactly what we wanted and in under 60 days. Cindy is professional and a pleasure to work with. She is prompt to answer questions and to help resolve those situations that arise while selling and buying a home. Cindy also helped us find our forever home within a week of listing our house. If you are looking for a realtor Cindy is an excellent choice!”