Choosing the Right Water Heater

Bigger is not necessarily better when it comes to choosing the size of a water heater. If you install a tank that’s too small, you’ll run out of hot water before finishing the shower. And if you get a tank that’s too big, you’re wasting money on heating water they won’t use.  By following a […]

Thawing Frozen Pipes

We wrote a blog on preventing frozen pipes, but what if it is too late?  Here’s a few tips on what to do if you have frozen pipes. If you turn on a faucet and only a trickle comes out, suspect a frozen pipe. Likely places for frozen pipes include against exterior walls or where […]

Preventing Frozen PIpes

Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the “strength” of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break. Pipes that freeze most frequently are those that are exposed to severe cold, like […]

Fall Maintenance Tips

Fall foliage is beautiful, but not when it builds up in your gutters! Take these tips into account during the cool autumn months. Have your furnace cleaned and inspected annually by a qualified technician. Keep flammable materials, including all lawn and power equipment, away from water heaters and wiring in the basement. Insulate water pipes […]

6 Summer Plumbing Tips

Many people overlook the importance of plumbing maintenance in the summer because most of their focus is on pipes not freezing in the winter.  But water use is higher in the summer with outdoor activities, increased shower use, watering of plants, etc.  So here’s an important checklist of maintaining your plumbing in the summer months. […]

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    Even though we’re still in the midst of a brutal winter, preparing yourself for spring maintenance is essential.  This winter has most likely caused some damage to your home, and below is a checklist of some of the items you should be doing.  Remember to always to be safe and consult a contractor for […]

Preparing For A Frozen Pipe

Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing   Disconnect all gardening hoses and install covers on all outside faucets. Keep your house temperature at 68 degrees or higher, even if you’re leaving the house for an extended period of time. Open cabinet doors below sinks to allow heat from the home to circulate. Identify the location of […]

A Home Checklist When You’re Away

Pipes, water heaters and other appliances can break and leak. In freezing weather, pipes can freeze and both plastic (PVC) and copper pipes can burst, causing major damage in a home left unattended. Preventing Water Damage When Leaving Your Home Unattended Close and lock all doors, windows, skylights and vents to keep out wind and […]