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

  • Troubleshooting And Repairing Broken Hose Bibs

    5 February 2021

    The hose bib is nothing more than an outdoor faucet. On most suburban homes, hose bibs are on the outside walls of your home so that they provide a handy spot to attach a garden hose or sprinkler for use in the yard. Just like the plumbing inside your home, the hose bibs require periodic maintenance and repairs. Signs of a Broken Hose Bib You may not notice a broken hose bib as quickly as you would spot damage to an inside tap, simply because you likely use the hose bib much less.

  • Five Signs That You Need A New Garbage Disposal

    13 January 2021

    Garbage disposals are supposed to provide convenience, so it's frustrating when they fail to work properly. Know the signs that it is time to replace your disposal so you can avoid frustration. 1. Leaks Leaks beneath the sink aren't something to be ignored, especially since the moisture in the closed environs of an under-sink cabinet is a recipe for mold and wood rot. If the leak is coming from the top or base of your garbage disposal, it is not the drainpipe you should blame.