Friday, September 19, 2014

More Plumbing Tips!

Here are a few more plumbing tips that could save you a bundle!

1.Inspect your home for slow leaks by taking a reading on your water meter before bedtime. The next morning, without using any water overnight, take another reading. If the reading has changed you have a leak that should be repaired. Call us right away.

2..Install flood alarms. Like a smoke alarm, a flood alarm is a battery-operated device that sounds an alarm when it comes into contact with water. It alerts you to potential flooding or leaks.

3. Check your sprinkler system to make sure there are no errant water discharges. Your lawn and wallet will benefit from repairing a leaky irrigation system.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Are You Ready For Fall? We Are!

Fall is here and we have a few tips to help you prepare your home's plumbing for the change in weather.

First, drain your hot water heater: This is especially necessary if you happen to live in an area that uses hard water. When your hot water heater isn't drained enough, extra amounts of sediments could build up in the tank, and rust could begin to develop in the tank.

Autumn is the best time to drain your hot water heater. If you find that your hot water heater is too old or is rusty, you should probably consider getting a new one. You don't want to go throughout winter taking cold showers. Tankless water heaters are also an option to consider.

Second, Disconnect water hoses: Gone are the days when you used to go outside to fill up the pool or wash your car thanks to your trusty water hose. Well, now is the time to disconnect your beloved water hose and put it away until springtime. If you leave your outdoor hose connected to the faucet, the water that's still left in the hose can freeze and expand during the fall and winter months, which can cause your faucets and the connecting pipes inside your home to freeze. Not only will you be hindered from your future summer outdoor activities in the coming year, but you will also have to foot a hefty repair bill if you neglect to disconnect the hose.

Third, Give us a call! We are more than willing to inspect and certify your home's readiness. Our professionals are standing by. We're ready for Fall, are you?