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

  • What Types Of Water Lines Are Used For Installing An Icemaker?

    3 August 2015

    Having an automatic ice maker in your refrigerator is very convenient. This is especially true during those hot summer months when everyone wants icy cold drinks throughout the day. When having your icemaker connected to your water source, it is important to know which type of water lines can be used. Choosing the best type of water line will ensure that you have many years of fresh, cold ice available at any time.

  • Quick Fixes For Leaks In Your Outdoor Water Supply

    13 July 2015

    If your outdoor water supply has developed a leak in some component of the system, you can either fix the problem or  bypass the source until plumbing repairs can be done. Either option will you to keep access to water for your garden.    Replacing a leaking water bib  Water bibs (faucets) are simple to replace, requiring just a few tools and supplies including: The water bib. They are usually universal in size and function, so you don't need to find a particular model.

  • 3 Ways To Prevent And Protect Constantly Freezing Pipes

    25 June 2015

    The harsh freezes in winter can take their toll on your home's plumbing. Pipes that are located outside your home or in outward walls can sometimes freeze up, which interrupts service and risks the pipe bursting. If a water pipe only freezes once a winter, it's easy enough to run some hot water through and point a heater at the pipe until it loosens up. But if you have a pipe or pipes that frequently freeze you're going to wear yourself out trying to constantly manually unfreeze them -- or go broke hiring a plumber every week.

  • What To Do If Your Air Conditioner Stops Blowing Cold Air

    19 June 2015

    When your air conditioner stops blowing cold air there's a problem, but it doesn't necessarily mean that you need an entirely new air conditioning unit. There are numerous things that could cause your AC to stop blowing cold air, so before you panic or purchase a new unit, take some time to check a few of the easiest solutions. Thermostat Before you assume there is a major problem with your air conditioning unit, take a second to make sure your thermostat is programmed correctly.

  • Seven Tips for Keeping Your Cool While Waiting on the A/C to Be Fixed

    16 June 2015

    Summer is the absolute worst time for your air conditioning to stop working. The heat outside makes it hard to get any relief from stuffy, inside air. Unfortunately, summer is also the most likely time for your air conditioner to go out. This is because your system is working harder to keep up with cooling your home despite warm outdoor temperatures. Here are seven tips for keeping your cool when your A/C is broken in hot weather.