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

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    12 March 2015

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  • Tips For Getting Your Home Ready For The Hot Weather

    10 March 2015

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  • Banging Water Pipes? What You Need To Do

    6 March 2015

    The banging of pipes in your home can drive you insane if it goes on long enough. The problem can be caused from any number of things. The most common trouble being high water pressure or what is known of as a water hammer.   Don't Ignore The Problem Regardless of why your water pipes make your home sound like it is haunted, you need to get them fixed as soon as possible.

  • Sump Pump 101: Two Commonly Asked Questions

    5 March 2015

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  • New Homeowner? 3 Skills You Should Learn

    4 March 2015

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