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

  • Prepping Your Plumbing For A Summer Vacation

    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.

  • When Your Pipes Go Bad

    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

  • 4 Myths About Air Conditioners You Need To Know

    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.

  • Your Bathroom May Be Hiding Dirty Secrets That Are Putting You At Risk For Water Damage

    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.

  • DIY Garbage Disposal Replacement

    3 June 2016

    When your garbage disposal makes so much noise that you're reluctant to use it, it's time to replace it with a new, quieter unit. If you replace it with the same brand and model, you can use the existing mounting hardware, making this an easy DIY project. With a few simple tools and a couple hours of your time, you'll have a new garbage disposal in place. Once completed, you'll wonder why you put up with that racket from the old unit for so long.