Protecting Your Pipes

What You Should Know About Plumbing Emergencies

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You should familiarize yourself with the things you should do in the midst of plumbing emergencies and/or other plumbing issues. This way, you can act quickly and appropriately when something happens with the plumbing around your house. Here is a short guide to dealing with some of the more common plumbing emergencies you may face: Important – Keep the phone number of a 247 emergency plumber handy at all times, so you know right where it is if you need it. Read More»

Ready For Your Holiday Guests? 4 Ways To Make Sure That Your Plumbing Is Too

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If you’re expecting out-of-town guests during the holidays, don’t forget to get your plumbing ready. You don’t want your visit to be interrupted by unexpected plumbing problems. The most important thing you can do is have your septic system serviced, especially if it’s been a while since you had it emptied. Beyond that step, there are a few other things you can do to prevent plumbing troubles during the holidays. Here are four of the simple steps you can take to prep your plumbing for holiday guests. Read More»

Teflon Tape For Plumbing – What Beginners Need To Know

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If you have some plumbing repairs to make, there is one thing that you should have on hand – Teflon tape. Teflon tape is a thin tape that is wrapped around the threading on pipe connections. It is meant to seal the gaps between the threads and prevent leaks. Here’s what you need to know about using Teflon tape in your plumbing repairs. Select the Teflon Tape for the Job When you are shopping for the Teflon tape, you will notice two different colors – white and yellow. Read More»

Backflow Prevention Basics For Business Owners

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One of the things that differentiates commercial plumbing from residential systems is the need for backflow prevention. Sure, you can put backflow prevention on a residential system, but it’s really not necessary because there aren’t as many connections and areas where backflow could even happen. With commercial plumbing, the intricate, elaborate system has multiple areas where backflow could occur, so you need to have a prevention device in the system to keep that from happening. Read More»

Why Isn't Your Tankless Water Heating Working?

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You probably got a tankless hot water heater so you could have a continuous supply of hot water. So, when the water starts flowing cold, you’re right to be alarmed! The good news is, many issues with tankless hot water heaters are easier to solve than you might imagine. Here’s a look at the four most common reasons tankless water heaters stop heating. A Tripped Breaker If you have an electric tankless heater, check the breaker box to make sure the circuit to which the water heater is connected has not tripped. Read More»