Archive | May 10, 2017

How to find a trustworthy and experienced plumber for the rainwater tank installation?

A few knick knacks in the plumbing is easy to do by yourself, however when it comes to installation of something then you need a licensed and certified plumber. Just like in the case of rainwater tank installation, you cannot do it by yourself or also cannot ask some inexperienced person to give a try. Along with experience and certification, you also need the experienced professionals to go check your drainage lines, and they should also sanction proper permission from the government authority. The main question which arises here is how anyone can find a trustworthy and experienced plumber for the rainwater tank installation.

rainwater tank

Rainwater tank

Here are the ways which you can apply to find a trustworthy plumber:

  • Quick Search:

Searching on a search engine is something which everyone is well aware of. So, try to search all the licensed plumbers in your area. The list will include the name of companies as well as professional plumbers with their own practice. If it’s a company then check in their service section it will help you in short listing. In case of self-practice professionals get the whole list. Now the main work starts.

  • Ask friends:

Rainwater tank installation is something which will be there in your friends or relatives house as well. So, talk to them for any references. Show them your list to know the names they have considered in past while getting their own work. This categorization will help you in making your decision. The list has shortlisted big time, so now you have to choose among the few names only.

  • License:

While selecting the plumber check their license and note down their license number. Then discuss it with the right authority about whether the company or the professional is eligible for the task or not. Well half of the name in the list will be removed by the condition of license only because many professionals don’t have license of the same. Apart from this, there are also several safety standards which must be adhered to. In case of any discrepancy between the plumber’s work and the authority guidelines, you can hire any other plumber.

plumber

Plumber

  • Testimonials/ feedbacks:

Check the people’s feedbacks on the selected company or professional on various social media platforms. It will give you the general idea about what are the views of the people regarding the company or the plumbers. The type of feedback will help you in making your decision. Mostly you will find all the positive reviews however try to read between the lines, and you will be good to go.

  • Experience:

How many years of experience the person has in this industry definitely affect the way they work? A newbie will not be able to understand half of the things at the site as they are not prepared for the real-time scenarios where as plumbers with few years of experience under their belt can work in the better way. Experienced professionals are aware of each and every situation and can deal with it with ease.  For instance, if you find that while working the plumber feels uneasy to handle advanced tools and instruments, then you can hire another one.

All the above points are there to help you in finding the right professional for rainwater tank installation. However, you also have to remember that instinct is also a good decision maker. While following the above steps or points keep your instinct alive and make the decision based on the same. An experienced, licensed, recommended plumber can definitely work wonders without creating much of the hassle, so choose wisely.

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Top Tips for Garage Door Repairs

Garage door repairs are costly. If customers like DIY practices and love going about the repairs themselves, they should try out the tips that are listed below. These tips are a good start for beginners.

Garage Door Repairs

Garage Door Repairs

Tips for Garage Door Repairs

  • Ensure That the Parts of the Door Are Working Properly: If there are two garage doors being used for the same purpose, both the springs in the doors should be replaced even if one of the spring is in bad condition as the unbroken spring will usually break in a matter of time. If the garage door makes a lot of noise, the problem is usually not with the opener of the door. So, the first step during the garage door repairs is to check for the springs and whether there is any noise coming out when the door opens and shuts down.
  • Testing the Balance of the Door: The next step during garage door repairs is to open the door halfway and then it is left alone. If the door is moving up and down, it means that the torsion spring is not in place, which causes the opener to wear out.
  • Selecting the Right Kind of Opener: During garage door repairs, if the repair person notices that opener is worn out, then it should be replaced with a 1/3 hp or ½ hp opener. Openers usually come with a preset opening speed. Hence, installing an opener with a higher horsepower does not play any role.
  • The Opener Should Be Set Up on A Ladder for Easy Installation: The opener should be placed on the ladder and then scrap lumber should be used to get the required height. The opener ‘s rail should be placed right at the center of the door. The manufacturer’s instructions should be followed to the T.
  • Heavy-Duty Angle Should Be Purchased: Customers should never use the flimsy strap that are sold along with few openers. If a solid mounting is used, less vibrations occur and the opener will have a long shelf life. If the opener is located at 6 inches away from the ceiling, an angle brace should be attached.
  • Replacing All Components: If wires running from the opener to the wall button are not closed, they should be replaced. These wires are usually old and have been in the house for more than 10 year. This replacement is also very important because new openers are very sensitive and usually won’t work if the wire is worn out.
  • Checking the Opening Force of The Door: The customer should rest his/her foot on the opening door and should be opened with the help of a remote control. The soft pressure from the foot should usually cause the door from moving. If the door doesn’t stop, the opening force should be adjusted.
  • Fine Tuning the Closing and Opening Force: During garage door repairs, making very minor adjustments to the force screws for both closing and opening is very common. After the resetting, the force should be retested. Sometimes only a 1/8-inch turn is all that is required for fine tuning.

Overall, if a damage is noticed in the opener, the customer should ensure that the opener should not be used till it is completely repaired by a technician who is adequately qualified and experienced. If the security system is functioning improperly, the door should not be operated. The reverse system should be checked once a month and it is better to carry out the checks on a periodic basis.