We all understand basic science, which tells us that when water freezes, it expands. If water freezes in your pipes, can you imagine what a disaster that would cause? Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, and with Minnesota approaching its coldest month of the year, it’s time to review tips to ensure your pipes don’t freeze this January and cause
A sewage backup is a nightmare for homeowners. More than just a mess, sewage backing up into your home or yard will end up causing thousands of dollars in repairs, potentially damaging floors, walls, electrical systems, furniture, and other belongings. Summer is a common time when sewer systems experience failures. Get to know the common causes of sewer backups
With the rising temps of summer, it might not be in your mind, but water damage threatens your home year-round. In the summer, water damage most often threatens a home that is ill-prepared for a severe storm or flood. Other culprits can be leaky pipes, outdated appliances, or faulty HVAC systems. Check out some of the DIY home improvements you
It’s not something homeowners typically worry about once the cold weather subsides, but your plumbing may be in danger in the summer just as it is during the winter. Sure, it’s important to take special precautions in the winter to prevent our pipes from freezing and busting, but what could possibly cause a major plumbing issue in the summer?
Amidst all this Coronavirus madness, there’s one thing you may not have thought about: your plumbing. Even if you don’t have a delicate or outdated system in your home, these last few weeks (and who knows how many more are to come) have no doubt been rough on your home’s plumbing. Everyone’s at Home at the Same Time You
You’ve heard all the tips to prep your pipes for potential damage in the winter–clean out excess water, insulate where needed, turn off exterior faucets– but did you know that you should also go through a checklist when transitioning to the warmer weather? Check for any Winter Damage It’s always a relief to get through a cold snap without
Temperatures start to plummet during the winter months, leaving your water pipes a hazard if left unattended. This can prove to be catastrophic if you are away for the holidays or on a vacation. Luckily, there are some precautions you can take while away to make sure your pipes do not freeze and burst in the sub-zero temperatures winter brings.
Last month we talked about pipes bursting in the winter and how to prevent that cold weather nightmare. Sewer leaks can also be a problem in the frigid temperatures. You may associate sewer leaks with warmer spring and summer seasons because flooding is more common then, but winter is not exempt. The causes are numerous, from tree root blockages and
Just like there are many causes of water damage—a flooded basement or the result of putting out a fire—there are specific water categories and classes. Knowing the source of the damage and when it occurred will help the experts determine what steps need to happen to make sure damage is cleaned up properly, leaving you with fully restored, good-as-new items.
It’s inevitable, the cold hits hard every winter and sometimes, despite all efforts, the cold wins and something breaks or bursts. Your pipes can take a beating in the winter. Prevent and protect your pipes from freezing and breaking, so a spring flood doesn’t hit you early. Your water pipes are at risk for freezing anytime it is below 32