28 Nov

How To Prevent Flooding In Your Home

Floods can cause costly damage to your home; you may lose a lot of sentimental items. While floods can certainly be devastating, the good news is that they can be entirely prevented or at least have their damaging potential reduced by simply taking a few precautions that may only take a few hours or days to complete. In addition to ensuring that your home will be covered by insurance in the event of a flood, here are some additional tips to prevent flooding in your home. Protect Your Pipes in the Winter Exposed pipes can freeze during the winter months if not protected. Read More

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21 Nov

4 Common Plumbing Problems In High-Rises

Those who live in high-rises or apartment buildings may experience more plumbing problems than those who live in houses due to the cumulative burden that is placed on the plumbing system. While those who live in high-rises should follow similar guidelines to prevent plumbing problems (such as not treating your drains as garbage cans), here are some common plumbing problems that often occur in high-rises. Read More

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14 Nov

4 Signs Your Water Heater Needs To Be Replaced

On average, most water heaters last between 10 and 15 years before they need to be replaced. Once parts inside of the water heater begin to corrode or the water heater experiences a buildup of minerals, it may begin to wear down and need to be replaced. Although this is only a general guideline, and some water heaters may last a longer or shorter period of time, here are some signs that may indicate it is time to replace your water heater. Keep in mind that regularly flushing your water heater can lengthen its lifespan. Read More

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7 Nov

Tips To Prepare Your Home’s Plumbing For Winter

When it comes to keeping your pipes in good working order and preventing bursting pipes (and repair costs) due to cold weather, winterizing your home’s plumbing is the way to go. By this, we mean taking steps to protect your plumbing from the winter weather. Here are some tips. Insulated Pipes In Unheated Areas Insulating your pipes will help to prevent your pipes from freezing. Using heat tape or pipe insulation, wrap all exposed pipes in any unheated areas of your home. Read More

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