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

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    4 June 2015

    If you have a garbage disposal in your sink, you want to make sure you learn about its proper use. There are things you want to do in order to keep it working the way it should. Certain foods should not be put down the garbage disposal. You can learn about the dos and don'ts of your garbage disposal in this article. Foods you never want to put down your garbage disposal

  • How To Extend You Water Heater's Lifespan

    10 April 2015

    Many homeowners ignore their water heater until something happens where it needs to be replaced. While nobody wants to replace their water heater, it's easy to make the mistake of not doing regular maintenance that keeps it working in great condition. Follow these simple tips, and your water heater's lifespan will be extended for some additional years. Flush The Tank To Clear Out Sediment You may not realize it, but the water coming into your home contains all kinds of sediments that can clog your plumbing.

  • Simple Steps To Unclog Your Kitchen Sink's Drain

    8 April 2015

    If your kitchen sink isn't draining, try the following tips to remove the clog. Very few tools are required and you don't need any plumbing experience in order to complete the repair.   Use The Following Materials commercial drain opener cooking pot baking soda vinegar hot water rag wrench bucket flashlight tube scrub brush mild detergent water hose Try A Drain Opener Pour a commercial drain opener directly over the drain.

  • Electric Water Heaters: 3 Common Problems And Solutions

    3 April 2015

    Electric water heaters are among the most modern and effective heaters for warming up the water in your home. However, there are some problems you might experience over time. The following three problems are the most common that tend to occur. It helps to know not only what causes them, but the potential repairs you might need. No Hot Water There may come a time when you turn on a faucet or the shower in your home, and no hot water comes out.

  • 4 Problems You Might Have With High Efficiency Furnaces: And How To Fix Them

    24 March 2015

    One of the newer HVAC options available is the high-efficiency condensing furnace. These options are able to convert almost all of the fuel used by the furnace into heat, while conventional furnaces, in contrast, are only able to convert 90% or less. The heat is extracted efficiently enough that the furnace is usually warm to the touch rather than being hot: 1. Ventilation Problems Even though there are many benefits to high-efficiency condensing furnace, they can still have problems just like with almost every other appliance.