plumbing maintenance tips for winter

Plumbing Maintenance You Need To Do Before Winter

Performing plumbing maintenance before winter can help avoid frozen pipes that cause significant problems. Not only are freezing pipes a concern, but the last thing you want to happen is to have your water heater go out. Before the harsh weather hits, consider the following plumbing maintenance actions you need to take. Read more »

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What To Do If Your Pipes Freeze

The days are finally longer and spring bulbs are showing signs that warmer weather is almost here. It’s a common time for year for homeowners to hook up their hoses again, believing the hard freezes have been left behind in winter’s past. Spring weather can be unpredictable. A cold snap can suddenly follow a warm one. Pipes can freeze because water is compressible and inside a pipe, as the water expands, it has nowhere to go except out through the pipe’s weakest point which is often at a fitting or a hairline crack. If you are one of these hopeful homeowners, here’s what you can do to prevent your pipes from freezing and some simple steps you can take if you think they have frozen. Click through to read more on this topic. Read more »