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

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

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

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

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?

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

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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4 Things to Do for a Safe and Healthy Winter

November 28th, 2016

This winter, don’t forget to do whatever you can to make your home a safe and healthy place. When you run your heating system, there’s a possibility of a carbon monoxide leak or another dangerous issue that could affect your family members, and that’s something you want to avoid at all costs. Here are our tips for making sure your home is safe and healthy all season long.

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Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing this Winter

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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The Earlier the Better: It’s Not Too Late for Heating Service

November 14th, 2016

If you haven’t already scheduled fall maintenance for your heating system, it’s not too late. We strongly recommend that you do this ASAP, and the earlier you get it done, the better.

The most important thing is that you don’t skip this service altogether. If you have not already had a trained heating and air conditioning technician check out your heating system and give it a complete tune-up, now is the time.

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Call a Tech ASAP for These 3 Furnace Issues

November 7th, 2016

Sometimes, it’s tough to tell if that issue you’re having with your heating system is truly urgent—or if you can wait a while to schedule service.

We know that you’re a busy homeowner and that it can be difficult to find the time of day to schedule in home services. But we want you to know that even those little issues that seem like no big deal can indicate a pretty big problem. Here are 3 types of issues we always recommend calling in a technician for—as soon as possible.

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