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.


Best Techniques For Winterizing Your Water Pipes

4 Reasons To Call A Professional Plumber

Carla Taylor

When it comes to making repairs in your home, you typically have two options, which would be to either repair it yourself or call a professional. This is true when it comes to making plumbing repairs, which can either be really easy to take on yourself or too complex, requiring the help of a professional. Here are four reasons to call a professional plumber to your home. 

  1. A Permit is Needed: For any bathroom remodel, permits are usually needed. You will also need a permit to move existing plumbing, add a new gas line, and more. The process of obtaining a permit can easily be done by a professional who knows how the process works. A professional will also be sure that all building codes are met so that you can pass inspection and receive a permit in a timely manner. 
  2. The Main Line is Blocked: If the water in the tubs and sinks of your home are backing up, this typically means there is a problem with the main line. This is going to require special equipment in order to remove the clog from the main line. Professional plumbers will have access to this special equipment, as well as enough experience to know how to effectively get rid of a clog in the main line. 
  3. The Shower Valve Needs Replacing: If the shower valve needs to be replaced, you will want to call in a professional plumber. This is because there are many options to choose from when it comes to replacing the shower valve. This can become really confusing since youfea don't want to end up choosing one that won't work for your shower. A professional will know what valve your shower needs and they will install it correctly, which can prevent damage to the shower wall. 
  4. The Tubs Needs Replacing: If you have to replace the tub in your bathroom, it's never a good idea to do it yourself. This is because the job is time consuming and complex. Not only does the old tub need to be taken out without causing damage to the surrounding walls, but the new tub also has to put in place and well finished. The professional plumber will be sure that the tub is set into place so that it appears as if it has always been there. 

By knowing some of the reasons to call a professional plumber to your home, you can be sure that you don't take the chance on attempting to do the work on your own. 

For professional plumbing services, contact a company such as Marcum Plumbing Services, Inc.