Best Techniques For Winterizing Your Water Pipes
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Best Techniques For Winterizing Your Water Pipes

Imagine my surprise when I came home from work one freezing cold evening and found water flooding my basement. I ran to turn off the water and then I called the plumber. Even though it was late in the evening, the plumber immediately came to my house and fixed the busted water line. The plumber told me that I could have prevented my water line from freezing and busting if I had winterized the pipes. After researching various methods, I insulated the pipes so they won't freeze again. My name is Joel Hampton and this blog is about the different ways to winterize your plumbing pipes to keep them from freezing. Coming home to a basement filled with water is a nightmare and I hope that after reading the information in my blog, it won't happen to you.

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Best Techniques For Winterizing Your Water Pipes

  • Three Ways To Prepare Your Home's Plumbing System For Spring

    3 February 2016

    Although the snow on the ground may cause you to think otherwise, the reality is that winter won't last forever. Spring will be here before you know it. Why not start your spring cleaning efforts with your plumbing system? This time of the year represents a great time to pay special attention to your home's plumbing system to ensure it's ready for warmer weather. Water Heater Flush With normal use, minerals naturally found in water can collect at the base of the water heater tank.

  • Four Tips To Help With The Most Common Plumbing Problems And Save On Repairs

    27 January 2016

    If you have simple plumbing problems, a call to the plumber for emergency repairs can be costly. This is why you may want to take care of some of the smallest repairs like clogged drains yourself. With the right tools and a little bit of knowledge, you can save yourself from unnecessary repair costs.  Here are some of the most common plumbing problems you may face and what you need to do to fix them:

  • Ewww — Your Bathroom Smells Like An Outhouse

    19 January 2016

    When your bathroom smells more like an outhouse than it does a bathroom in a house, there is a problem. What could be causing your bathroom to smell so bad? Below, you will find a few things that could be causing your bathroom to smell dreadful.   Cracked Wax Seal Hidden under your toilet is a wax ring that seals the drain pipe to the base of the toilet. This seal will eventually dry and crack allowing the gasses and smells from the sewer pipe to seep into your bathroom.

  • Plumbing Issues That Should Be Handled By Professionals

    11 January 2016

    There are many minor plumbing problems that can be handled by the average homeowner. With home improvement stores scattered throughout major shopping areas and the ability to research nearly any plumbing project online, amateurs can get down and dirty just like plumbing professionals. However, there are some plumbing problems that require the services of an emergency plumber to avoid costly damages to the home as well as safety and health issues that may arise from plumbing emergencies.

  • Want A Unique Backyard Touch? Try An Outdoor Shower

    4 January 2016

    An outdoor shower is becoming a popular addition to many backyards. What used to be a simple functional part of pool areas or beach homes is now a luxury item for homeowners everywhere. Whether you just want to keep the sand and dirt out of the house or you want to bring a little bit of nature into your routine, an outdoor shower can be a fun and unique addition to your home.