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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 »

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How To Prepare Your Plumbing For Winter

Winter is a cold, and somewhat inconvenient, time of the year. To get through winter, you need an efficient heating system, winter clothes and a well-insulated home. You must also fill up the oil tank to ensure you have enough heating fuel to get you through winter. Other items on the winter preparation checklist include; heater maintenance and plumbing service. Click through to learn what you need to know to help you prepare your plumbing for winter. Read more »