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

  • Four Tips To Help With The Most Common Plumbing Problems And Save On Repairs

    27 January 2016

    If you have simple plumbing problems, a call to the plumber for emergency repairs can be costly. This is why you may want to take care of some of the smallest repairs like clogged drains yourself. With the right tools and a little bit of knowledge, you can save yourself from unnecessary repair costs.  Here are some of the most common plumbing problems you may face and what you need to do to fix them:

  • Ewww — Your Bathroom Smells Like An Outhouse

    19 January 2016

    When your bathroom smells more like an outhouse than it does a bathroom in a house, there is a problem. What could be causing your bathroom to smell so bad? Below, you will find a few things that could be causing your bathroom to smell dreadful.   Cracked Wax Seal Hidden under your toilet is a wax ring that seals the drain pipe to the base of the toilet. This seal will eventually dry and crack allowing the gasses and smells from the sewer pipe to seep into your bathroom.

  • Plumbing Issues That Should Be Handled By Professionals

    11 January 2016

    There are many minor plumbing problems that can be handled by the average homeowner. With home improvement stores scattered throughout major shopping areas and the ability to research nearly any plumbing project online, amateurs can get down and dirty just like plumbing professionals. However, there are some plumbing problems that require the services of an emergency plumber to avoid costly damages to the home as well as safety and health issues that may arise from plumbing emergencies.

  • Want A Unique Backyard Touch? Try An Outdoor Shower

    4 January 2016

    An outdoor shower is becoming a popular addition to many backyards. What used to be a simple functional part of pool areas or beach homes is now a luxury item for homeowners everywhere. Whether you just want to keep the sand and dirt out of the house or you want to bring a little bit of nature into your routine, an outdoor shower can be a fun and unique addition to your home.

  • Ask These Three Questions Before You Hire A Plumber

    22 December 2015

    The average homeowner is often able to handle small plumbing tasks such as fixing a clogged toilet or dealing with a dripping faucet. When it comes time to deal with a larger issue, such as a blocked pipe or a leak inside a wall, it's time to arrange a visit from a licensed plumber right away. Even if you're in a rush to hire someone, it's worthwhile to speak to at least a couple of plumbers to help determine who will best suit your needs.