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

  • When A Pipe Bursts, Spring Into Action

    18 September 2020

    Having a pipe burst is quite a scary experience. In the heat of the moment, it is easy to lose your senses and freeze, unsure of what to do first. That's why this guide is so important. You can read it when everything is fine and your pipes are in good shape, and then keep the information stored away in your brain so that if you ever do face a burst pipe, you know exactly what to do.

  • Replacing Your Water Heater? 3 Questions to Keep in Mind

    18 August 2020

    While water heaters will typically last for around a decade, replacement is something that you should eventually consider. If you have noticed rising energy bills, leaks, or strange sounds or smells coming from your water heater, replacement is likely on the horizon. Also, if you are faced with expensive repair bills, replacement is something to consider. Traditional water heaters tend to last between eight and 12 years before they need replacement.

  • Eight Reasons Why Your AC May Be Broken

    23 July 2020

    Many homeowners pay little attention to the AC beyond changing the filters periodically, which means they do little to prevent a possible breakdown. Knowing the main reasons why your AC can fail can help you plan service and maintenance visits to avoid these problems. 1. Faulty Thermostat Sometimes the AC is working just fine, but the thermostat has failed. Sometimes you can get the AC to fire on by adjusting the thermostat to the lowest setting.

  • 4 Problems A Clogged Drain Can Cause

    18 June 2020

    Does the water drain too slowly from your sink? Does your tub fill with water when you're taking a shower? If you've said yes to one or both of these questions, you may have a clogged drain. A clogged drain isn't just a small plumbing issue, it can cause serious problems in your home. Here are four problems a clogged drain can cause. 1. Water Leaks If your drain is clogged, water might start backing up into the drain pipes that are connected to your sinks and tubs.

  • Five Things To Never Put Down Your Drain

    18 May 2020

    Blocked pipes can lead to overflowing sinks or even a backflow of sewage into your home. By knowing what can cause a clog, you may be able to avoid the problem. 1: Flushable Wipes Generally, if it isn't toilet paper, then you need to ignore the word "flushable" on the box. Wipes, feminine hygiene products, and even items like flushable cat litter aren't really designed for home drainage systems regardless of the advertising copy.