preventative care

Preventative Care For Your Home’s Plumbing

Did you know that the overwhelming majority of plumbing issues could have been easily prevented with a little TLC and attention to detail? Most people figure that plumbing simply isn’t built to last, but that’s wrong. When cared for, plumbing can literally last for hundreds of years. Just look at some of the older homes around that have never needed to be re-plumbed. So if you’re willing to put in the time for preventative maintenance, you can avoid a lot of issues.

Tip: To avoid frozen pipes in your home, never allow the temperature in your house to drop below freezing and insulate any pipes that are exposed to the elements….

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Steps To Take To Prevent Serious Plumbing Issues

One of the best things you could ever do for your health is to eat right and exercise; it’s all about preventative care. Well, the same also holds true for something like your home’s plumbing. The best way to avoid having issues with your pipes, drains and faucets is to exercise preventative care and to treat your plumbing correctly. Here are some preventative steps you can take to avoid larger issues.

Tip: If you have a water pipe that freezes, have the tap closest to it turned on so the water can exit while the pipe thaws. This helps to relieve the pressure in the pipe and may prevent bursting, which can prevent further damage to your home….

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