Evans Plumbing Inc Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Thawing Frozen Pipes: What to Do and What You Absolutely Should Not

Monday, January 9th, 2017

We know that you want to thaw out your frozen pipes fast, but there is a right way and a wrong way to do so. We’re here to offer our experts’ advice, so that you can get water back to your faucets quickly and safely. Be sure there is insulation around exposed pipes and leave your heater on when you go on vacation—you don’t want to come home to frozen or burst pipes.

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What to Do about Burst Pipes in the Middle of the Night

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Of course, plumbing issues don’t typically wait until it is convenient for you to call a plumber. They can happen in the middle of a work day, late at night, or while you are on vacation. You can prevent pipes from bursting by shutting off the water while you go on vacation and making sure heat can reach the pipes when it is freezing outside.

But, overall, what’s important is that you know how to act fast in case a pipe does burst in your home at an inconvenient time. What would you do with burst pipes in the latest hours.

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How Our Team Can Help with Your New Year’s Resolutions

Monday, December 26th, 2016

This year, don’t miss an opportunity to make those New Year’s resolutions a reality. Call your local plumbers and heating technicians for even more ways to enjoy the new year, budget, and make the most of 2017. We are ready to help!

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Common Causes of Low Water Pressure

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Low water pressure may not stop you from doing certain tasks around the home, but it certainly is an annoyance. When you don’t have enough water pressure in your plumbing system, basic tasks like rinsing dishes suddenly become much more difficult, and a shower with low water pressure is certainly unpleasant.

If you have low water pressure in your home, you may need to do an investigation first. Ask yourself some questions, and be prepared to explain the answers to a plumber.

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What Should You Do If Your Pipes Freeze?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Recently, we wrote about what you can do to prevent pipes throughout the home from freezing. Still, you may be caught by surprise this season if your pipes still manage to freeze up, or if you’ve accidentally passed over a pipe while insulating and winterizing your plumbing.

This week, we want to talk about what you should do if your pipes do freeze. This is a very serious problem. Of course, there is the lack of access to water. But also, frozen pipes can expand and burst rather easily. You should act fast to get the pipes back to normal and, hopefully, prevent a plumbing emergency.

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Keep Home Systems from Failing During the Holidays

Monday, December 5th, 2016

This holiday season, as you’re decorating the home and gathering friends and family for a feast, don’t forget to take care of your home’s most important systems. The holidays are tough without a working garbage disposal, heating system, or piping system, and you should do everything in your power to keep these afloat for a joyous, stress-free season.

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Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing this Winter

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Here’s what you should know about pipes in the winter: water expands when it freezes. And that means the water in your pipes, which can freeze when temperatures plunge, may expand within the pipes—causing the pipe to expand as well. And since the pipes were made to contain a set volume of water, this is when pipes become likely to burst.

A burst pipe is something that no homeowner wants to deal with. They also don’t want to deal with the lack of water pressure that results from a set of frozen pipes. Learn how to prevent pipes from freezing where it matters the most in our helpful guide.

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Winterize Your Outdoor Faucets for an Easy Spring

Monday, October 31st, 2016

We know that spring is the furthest thing from your mind as temperatures take a plunge. But maintaining your home’s plumbing system now means a lot less stress in the months to come. When plumbing components freeze, you can end up with some costly repairs in the spring. But you can take action right now to prevent that hassle later on—and it’s easy!

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3 Things You Should Never Put Down the Kitchen Drains

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Protect your drain and sewer system by making sure everyone in the family knows what can and cannot go into your kitchen drains. Many people treat the kitchen garbage disposal as something that can process just about anything they feed into it. But that’s the reason we get so many calls for broken disposal units, and it’s often the source of major drain and sewer clogs.

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How to Detect a Slab Leak Early

Monday, July 25th, 2016

A slab leak is a troubling issue, because it’s so tough to get to. You need to get through the concrete slab foundation of your home to get to the affected pipe, and that often requires heavy duty tools and a lot of your plumbers’ time. It may be covered by insurance—but then again, it might not.

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