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.
3 November 2016
As summer gets into full swing, the hottest days of summer for most of the country lies ahead in the next few weeks. Here are a few things you can do to ensure that your HVAC system is ready to handle the heat of the dog-days of summer. Clean Your AC Unit The first thing that you need to do is clean your air conditioning unit. Since your air conditioning unit is outside, it can get covered with debris throughout the year.
5 August 2016
Summer is synonymous with vacations for many people. While leaving your home to explore a new area for a few weeks might be relaxing, coming home to a plumbing disaster can quickly negate any fun you may have on a vacation. If you are planning to get away this summer, here are three things that you can do to avoid a potential plumbing disaster while you are gone. 1. Use appliance shut-off valves.
27 July 2016
From time to time, you have undoubtedly had to call your friendly neighborhood plumber to fix leaks or unclog your pipes. At most, these are annoying problems that cost you a bit of money and time. The truly big project will come when your home's pipes need to be replaced. You won't be taken by surprise by this expense if you watch for certain signs of pipe failure. Life Span
19 July 2016
If you are thinking about installing an air conditioner in your home or replacing your old one, there are many myths that you must discount first. This will ensure that you definitely choose the right air conditioner for your home. Here are four myths to know: A Bigger AC Unit Cools the House Quickly: The size of your air conditioner does matter, but not how big it is. The size needs to be the right fit for your home.
6 July 2016
There are a number of property owners who mistakenly think that if there are leaks or other plumbing issues that put them at risk for water damage, the risks will be obvious. The issue with this type of thinking is that by the time water damage is obvious, extensive restoration and plumbing efforts may be needed. Your bathroom is a high-risk area that you should routinely observe for potential water damage cues.