Posts made in October, 2016

Rather than Resorting to that Search-and-Destroy Method that do not Guarantee a Leak Location, Call an Expert Who can Locate and Fix the Leak Fast, Easy and Clean

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in Water Leaks | 0 comments

In residential areas and water utilities, leaks from plumbing fixtures, pipes and fittings are a major source of water waste. Studies have shown that a regular residential unit loses 2,000 to 20,000 gallons of water every year. But while leaks from water heaters and faucets are plainly obvious, many other sources of leaks are undetected (and can go undetected for months or even years) simply because the leak cannot be seen, such as in the case of a cracked water supply line or a broken toilet flapper valve; these cause water to continue getting wasted without detection, except through surprisingly high water bills.

Water leak is a serious matter as this can eventually lead to the development of mold which, in turn, can cause immense damage to a residential structure. Thus, to help ensure that leaks can be avoided, it would help to know its common causes or sources. These include:

  • Corrosion in the plumbing fixture;
  • Rust, which is common in older galvanized steel pipes;
  • Cracks in newer plumbing fixtures, which may be rare, but possible;
  • Leaky pipe joints;
  • Too much pressure in the pipes;
  • A leaky pipe;
  • Toilet; and,
  • Faucets

There are usually four types of faucets used in residential homes: ceramic discs, cartridge types, ball types (also called “delta), and compression valves. Though each type has a unique method of repair, repair is usually simple and easy. A dripping faucet should be repaired immediately, though, not just because it can be annoying (especially during the dead silence of the night), but also because it can really result to lots of clean water wasted.

Besides faucets, another most common source of leaks is the toilet. Toilet leaks often go unnoticed because these are usually silent and hidden or out of view. As explained by Fort Worth residential leak detection experts with American Leak Detection, however, a water bill that suddenly skyrockets can only be explained by an undetected leak, which can easily be electronically located by a trained technician. Thus, rather than resorting to the traditional search-and-destroy method, where you tear up your property to search for that annoying leak, you can instead call in an expert who will find and repair the leak with minimal disruption to your property and which will also save you time and money.

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Drunk Driving Accidents

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Auto Accidents | 0 comments

Thousands of people are killed each year due to a drunk driver, and many more are severely injured. According to the website of the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser, falling victim to an accident caused by a drunk driver can leave you with serious injuries or the loss of a loved one. While convicted drunk drivers face fines and jail time, they are often found liable for the injury or death of those involved in the accident as well. If you or a loved one have been injured or killed by a drunk driver, you may deserve compensation for your losses.

Such losses are incurred by things such as medical bills and lost wages, which are needed during the recovery period.

Types of Drunk Driving Accidents

In California, there are two major types of drunk driving accidents in which a party may be found liable, but victims have a limited amount of time to file a claim. Liable parties may be found in the following two cases:

  • DUI/DWI
  • Dram Shop

Proceeding with a civil lawsuit against a drunk driver in addition to the criminal charges they are already likely facing, or a wrongful death lawsuit in the case that a loved one was killed due to a drunk driver can help you recover from the catastrophic consequences of being the victim of a drunk driving accident.

The Dangers of Drinking and Driving

Drinking and driving is illegal for good reason. Many believe that quick fixes such as taking a cold shower or consuming caffeine will eliminate the effects of alcohol, but this is simply untrue. Drinking causes the following problems that prevent safe driving:

  • Slowed reaction times
  • Vision impairment
  • Decreased rational decision making
  • Lack of hand-eye-foot coordination

The above circumstances caused by alcohol consumption make driving unsafe, and significantly increase the risk of an accident.

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