S-traps vs p-traps were common Years ago however most plumbing codes have banned S-trap configurations in favor of P-trap style fixtures. S-traps are no longer used in modern plumbing because on rare occasions with just the right conditions the water can be sucked out of the trap allowing sewer gas to enter your home.
A smoke alarm and maybe save your life, Whether you own an older home or a new home I am positive you will enjoy our plain language explanations of many common problems found in the home. Please feel free to comment on this post and offer suggestions for future posts. A Smoke alarm could save […]
If your house was built before 1950 there is a good chance it will contain Knob and Tube (K&T) wiring. Knob and tube wiring was used from the 1880’s until the late 1940’s. K & T wiring was almost always installed by a professional electrician.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer exceeded only by smoking. Like smoking Radon is a long term threat with variables such as the radon level present and the length of time you were exposed.