Remodeling your home to make room for aging parents is a growing trend among Baby Boomers. Those born at the end of the era, in the early 1960’s, are finding themselves taking on the responsibility of either caring for parents who no longer can navigate their forever home or helping them downsize to a more manageable townhouse or condo. In many cases, the most sensible solution is to sell their house, and add an extension to the home of the family that takes responsibility for the aged loved ones. As unnerving as home improvement can be, the results usually bring the satisfaction that solves the problem in a way that all family members agree with.
Some families have way more fun that they thought they would. They bond with their parents, and grandparents exert much needed influence over grandchildren they might have seen only at Thanksgiving or summer break. One family built the man-cave of their father’s dreams only to find he never felt comfortable in it. Once they added a youth bed for their nine-year-old son to the old man’s room the two could talk late into the night without the youngster having to return to his room. In no time the two became buddies and had a great time. The once shy youngster soon learned things at grandpa’s knee he’d never had time to learn before. The old man was an avid collector of arms and ammunition. He enthralled his grandson with stories of fighting in Vietnam and being a firefighter. Before long, they were pouring over catalogues from Brownell’s, a company the old man had frequented for years. They talked about survival techniques, gun safety, camping and went to the museum to see an exhibit of Revolutionary War arms and historic documents.
He was delighted when the boy showed him how to save money using a brownell’s coupon from Groupon Coupons. The old man couldn’t believe how much he saved by going online and entering a few numbers. Now, he eagerly awaits his packages when he makes an online order from Brownell’s. They even got hundreds of likes on a YouTube video when they did an “unboxing” of some memorabilia he purchased from an auction.
Not every home remodel ends with such a great story. But when it’s time to upgrade your home, you can look forward to many years of making new memories with those you love.
When you want to make sure your building is fit for cold temperatures, the tasks you think of might not include the complete list. Unfortunately, if your facility has not had the sewers maintained in a while, winter can lead to costly problems that do not present themselves in the summer months. For these reasons, unique winter maintenance tips for your facility for winterizing your plumbing should involve a focus on maintenance of sewer services.
Having side sewers and outdoor, composting toilets inspected
Once or twice a year, having your side sewers or detached outdoor toilets inspected is a must. This is especially true before winter weather hits with its glut of storm water. The key in this situation is to have a space for storm water to go so that it does not travel through toilet pipes and into your home. Ice buildup could also be an issue with certain types of sewer equipment, and this can be addressed with temporary rental equipment. When the outdoor toilets or side sewers are not periodically inspected or cleared, this gives them a chance to clog with misdirected flood water. One other winter plumbing inspection tip is to have your pipes checked with sewer leak detection equipment. This will ensure that you do not have small issues that are waiting to turn into bigger ones that your budget cannot afford.
Clearing out cesspools before storm water destroys your property
Have you heard that sudden storms can bring rain water pouring out of your toilets? In some cases, this is hardly preventable, but in other situations, the issue is the under-serviced septic tank or cesspool on your property. Sadly, these service responsibilities can be forgotten as a property changes ownership, but having it cleared out before winter is a simple way to prevent chaos during spring rains or flooding. For example, a plumber can inspect the condition of the septic tank along with any potential cracks in pipes before spring storm water stresses it. A professional wastewater removal specialist will come at a later date to remove caked-on material inside the septic tank. When it is cleared out, the septic tank can have extra room to take on misdirected storm water that might explode through a city sewer drain during a springtime flash flood.
How we can help you get ready for winter
Getting your property fortified against winter and spring weather starts with a free inspection from a local plumber. Once you have a better idea of what is possible based on the budget you have in mind, the next step is to schedule an appointment to make some preventative improvements. From good old-fashioned pipe replacement to smart home water-saving device installation, we are the full-service plumbing company you need to keep your budget at its lowest. To get started, call today and ask for a free inspection. For maintenance, installation, repairs or emergencies, we are here to help. Thank you in advance for choosing Accurateleak, and we look forward to meeting … Read More