How Frozen Pipes Burst

Everyone has heard that if their pipes freeze they can burst, but you may not know what actually causes them to burst. Here’s how it happens: Simply put, as the water inside of the pipes gets close to freezing, it begins to expand and take on a hexagonal form. This creates pressure inside of the… Continue reading How Frozen Pipes Burst

Ice Dams Causing Water Damage

This winter, homeowners should keep an eye on their roof. Giant icicles hanging from the roof might set the scene for a winter wonderland, but they are also dangerous. These icicles can fall down and hurt someone, but they also signal that there’s a serious problem with the roof or attic, and possible water damage… Continue reading Ice Dams Causing Water Damage

Plumbing Maintenance Tips

With proper maintenance, plumbing can run perfectly for many years. Homeowners should know how to spot and resolve small issues before they turn into a larger mess. Use these tips to keep the home’s plumbing in top shape: Be on the Lookout Little signs such as leaky faucets or dripping fridges can lead to bigger… Continue reading Plumbing Maintenance Tips

The Dangers of Frozen Hose Bibs

Hose bibs are handy in the summer months, but during winter, if not taken care of properly, can become a nuisance. Temperatures are rapidly dropping in the Treasure Valley, and homeowners need to disconnect their hoses from hose bibs before everything freezes over. The hose bib valve is usually recessed inside the wall, with the… Continue reading The Dangers of Frozen Hose Bibs