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

Wasteful Plumbing Issues

Nobody likes wasting money, especially when it comes to their home. However, small plumbing issues can quickly add up and waste quite a bit of your hard-earned money. Neglecting these specific plumbing issues could be a costly mistake: High Water Pressure High water pressure might not seem like a problem to some people, but it… Continue reading Wasteful Plumbing Issues

Reducing Water Consumption During Spring and Summer

With the weather getting warmer, the water bill might soon be on the rise. Water usage generally peaks in summer, so getting it under control in spring could help homeowners save money. Here are some tips to reduce water usage: Check for Leaks According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average household can leak more… Continue reading Reducing Water Consumption During Spring and Summer

The Importance of Detecting Leaks

Water leaks might seem like a small thing until they start to add up into a bigger problem that can cost a lot of money to fix. It’s important to be aware of possible leaks, how to spot them, where they are found and what to do when one is spotted. Signs a leak is… Continue reading The Importance of Detecting Leaks

5 Appliances That Can Cause Flooding

Water damage can cause thousands of dollars in repairs for homeowners. Unfortunately, appliances are some of the most common perpetrators of flooding and water damage in the home. Keep an eye on these five appliances for wear and tear that could lead to flooding: Refrigerator Since refrigerators have to cool items in a generally warm… Continue reading 5 Appliances That Can Cause Flooding

Preventing Summer Plumbing Mishaps

Summer can bring a lot of common plumbing problems with it. However, there are some tricks to preventing plumbing issues during the summer months. Here are some tips: Washing Machine Since the washing machine will be getting extra use due to an increase in dirty clothes, check it frequently for problems. This means looking for… Continue reading Preventing Summer Plumbing Mishaps