How Prevent and Thaw Frozen Pipes?

January 1, 2020

Frozen pipes are a potential problem every winter. When you know how to prevent and thaw frozen pipes, you can ease your worries on cold nights. If you follow the tips below, it’s very unlikely you’ll ever have frozen pipes. Keep the Bathroom and Kitchen Sink Cabinets Open on Cold Nights When it drops below 21 degrees outside, your pipes are at risk of freezing. You can help prevent them from freezing by opening the cabinet doors under your bathroom and kitchen sink. This allows warm air inside to keep the pipes warmer. Drip Cold Water From the Faucet on...

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3 Tips to Avoid Costly Winter Plumbing Leaks

November 15, 2019

The winter can be harsh, especially on your plumbing. The cold can cause water to freeze and even possibly break the pipes when it expands. Don’t let this happen to you. Here are three tips to avoid costly winter plumbing leaks. 1. Insulate Pipes You insulate your home to keep it from getting too cold in the winter. You should do this to your pipes, too. There is special insulation made specifically for pipes. It covers the pipes, stopping the cold from affecting the water inside. This will help prevent the water in the pipes from freezing, even in the...

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How to Protect Your Water Heater This Winter

November 3, 2019

The frigid temperatures of winter along the western seaboard can put many of your home’s plumbing components in jeopardy. When water freezes, it expands and destroys pipes. Burst pipes can cause a plumbing emergency, but there is yet another component that you have to be mindful of — your home’s water heater. Take Added Precautions to Protect Your Water Heater in the Winter Just like freezing water can wreak havoc on your home’s pipes, it can do the exact same thing with your water heater. If your water heater is not properly insulated from the freezing cold temperatures of the...

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Why Is My Water Pressure Low?

June 11, 2016

Low water pressure can be an annoying inconvenience – washing the dishes or taking a shower can sometimes take way too long when you are dealing with a low water flow situation. Water pressure problems have a tendency to present themselves in different ways. So what causes low water pressure? There can be many culprits. Diagnosing the root cause is the first step to understanding why the water pressure in your home might be low. Causes Of Low Water Pressure If only one fixture is affected, like a showerhead or kitchen faucet, a clogged aerator can likely cause low water...

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