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

  • 2 Ways To Handle A Clogged Toilet

    8 April 2021

    When you have a toilet emergency, you are going to have to figure out how to get rid of the clog. If you can't get rid of it, you may have to call a plumber to handle the problem. However, there are some things that you can do on your own.  Wire Hanger One of the things that you can do is use a wire hanger. Push together the sides of the hanger so that you can use it as a handle, while still keeping the hook at the end.

  • 3 Planning Tips For Retrofitting A New Heating System

    10 March 2021

    HVAC upgrades are one of the best things you can do to improve an old home. Upgrades make your home more comfortable all year long while also saving you significant money on your utility bills. However, HVAC tends to be pricy, so going into the process blind can end up costing you more money than you might expect. While an experienced heating contractor can help you realize your goals, a little research beforehand will ensure your project stays on-budget and meets your expectations.

  • Troubleshooting And Repairing Broken Hose Bibs

    5 February 2021

    The hose bib is nothing more than an outdoor faucet. On most suburban homes, hose bibs are on the outside walls of your home so that they provide a handy spot to attach a garden hose or sprinkler for use in the yard. Just like the plumbing inside your home, the hose bibs require periodic maintenance and repairs. Signs of a Broken Hose Bib You may not notice a broken hose bib as quickly as you would spot damage to an inside tap, simply because you likely use the hose bib much less.

  • Five Signs That You Need A New Garbage Disposal

    13 January 2021

    Garbage disposals are supposed to provide convenience, so it's frustrating when they fail to work properly. Know the signs that it is time to replace your disposal so you can avoid frustration. 1. Leaks Leaks beneath the sink aren't something to be ignored, especially since the moisture in the closed environs of an under-sink cabinet is a recipe for mold and wood rot. If the leak is coming from the top or base of your garbage disposal, it is not the drainpipe you should blame.