Insulating Your Pipes For Winter: How Plumbing Services Handle It

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If you are heading away from the arctic winds and the blowing snow this year, do not leave without insulating your pipes. Check first to make sure your plumbing has adequate insulation. If you are not sure what to look for, hire a plumber. These types of plumbing services will be handled in the following way. Examining the Pipes All of your pipes that run close to the foundation or run out of the house need to be closely examined.

15 December 2016

Water Heater Issues: How To Know When There Are Problems

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Over time, your water heater may require some maintenance. There are some tell tale signs that your water heater could be broken or in need of attention. The following are some symptoms to look for that can indicate a problem with your water heater and how to know when it is time to repair or replace your unit: Issues With Temperature If there are major fluctuations with your water temperature and you did not manually adjust it yourself, chances are there is a problem with the thermostat.

14 December 2016

Just Bought A Home? What You Need To Know About The HVAC System

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First of all, congratulations on your purchase! It's a huge and exciting step in your life. You are going to be very busy with unpacking, exploring the new neighborhood and maybe even throwing housewarming parties; however, it is important that you take the time to look at an important component of your new home: the heating and cooling system. This feature may seem to run fine, but it is one that needs regular maintenance in order to continue to run efficiently.

14 December 2016

How To Do An Emergency Repair On A Burst Water Pipe Going To The Sink

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Subfreezing temperatures can easily freeze water pipes and cause them to break. Eventually, the pipes will thaw either because the temperature warms up a little or you have placed a space heater in the area where the pipes have become frozen. Once the water starts to run, you may find that ice in a pipe has broken it. You'll have to shut the water off again until you can get a plumber over to fix the pipe.

13 December 2016

Why Your Toilet Is Leaking—And What You Can Do To Fix It

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If you constantly find moisture around your toilet, you probably have a leaky toilet on your hands. Check out some of the most common reasons your toilet is leaking and what you can do to fix them. 1. Your Wax Ring Needs to Be Replaced The wax ring seals the connection between your toilet and its drain; it also prevents the formation of mold around the drain and the accumulation of bacteria.

12 December 2016

The Guests Will Be Arriving Soon: 4 Steps To Avoid Plumbing Emergencies During The Holidays

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The holidays are stressful enough without tossing plumbing problems into the mix. The last thing you want to deal with is a plumbing emergency while you have a house full of guests. Unfortunately, if you prepare in advance, that's exactly what you might end up with. Don't let plumbing emergencies ruin your holiday festivities. Here are four steps you should take to get plumbing ready for the holidays. Clean the Drains

9 December 2016

Noisy Water Heater: A Possible Sign Of Problems

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Although not always the case, a noisy water heater can be a sign that there's a problem. While improper maintenance and the age of the heater often are at the root of the problem, it helps to know why water heaters make different noises, as well as when you may need a plumber's help to fix what's wrong. High Water Pressure If your water heater makes a high-pitched noise, it's not something to ignore as the water pressure inside the tank may be too high.

8 December 2016