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5 Winter Plumbing Myths Every Homeowner Should Know

November 5, 2020
Category: Seasonal

Your home’s plumbing is a complex system. The winter season is notorious for being rough on your plumbing. However, there are some myths that are simply not true. With the winter quickly approaching, be sure to avoid these five common plumbing myths. Myth #1: Turn Your Heating Off When You Go Away to Save Money […]

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4 Summer Plumbing Mishaps to Avoid

July 24, 2020
Category: Seasonal

You might be thinking that since the winter is over, you don’t have to worry too much about your plumbing. However, summer activities can also wreak havoc on your plumbing system. Let’s take a look at some of the most common plumbing mishaps that occur during the summer months and how you can avoid them.  […]

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Should You Keep Faucets Dripping at Night?

December 20, 2019
Category: Seasonal

During the cold winter months, your exposed pipes are susceptible to freezing and bursting. A busted pipe can be very costly to repair and an inconvenience to you and your family. To avoid this, some homeowners turn their faucets to a slow drip at night. Let’s look further into this practice to see if it’s […]

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Avoid Frozen Pipes This Winter

December 11, 2019
Category: Seasonal

The cold temperatures of the winter months increase the likelihood of pipes freezing. Frozen pipes cause tremendous problems for homeowners including property damage and the inability to access running water. Fixing a frozen pipe can cost you hundreds of dollars, so it’s best to prevent it from happening in the first place. Here are some […]

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Can You Insulate Your Pipes Before Winter?

November 13, 2019
Category: Seasonal

We’re already in fall, and winter is just around the corner. That means it’s time to bust out the winter clothing, get the sleds out, and stock up on hot chocolate. Unfortunately, it also means your pipes are now at risk of freezing. If you’ve ever had a frozen pipe burst, then you know how […]

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