22 December Close up of a reduced pressure zone device backflow preventer

Types of Backflow Preventers

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Backflow preventers are devices installed in the pipes of your home or building to ensure that water flows in one direction and never the opposite. These kinds of devices protect potable water supplies against contamination from various kinds of cross-connections, thereby keeping drinking water safe and clean for everyone. Read More

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08 December Closeup of frozen pipes

How to Thaw Frozen Pipes in a Wall

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Frozen pipes are one of the most common plumbing problems that homeowners encounter during the winter season. Frozen pipes that are inside a wall are extra tricky because they cannot be thawed directly under normal circumstances. In this article, we’ll discuss safe thawing methods and a few fundamentals about the phenomenon of frozen pipes. Let’s get started! Read More

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13 November Exposed pipe and valve with a layer of frost over it, shown against a black background

How to Tell if Your Pipes Are Frozen

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There are many things to love about the winter season, however, from a plumbing perspective, it is a season for taking extra precaution against frozen pipes. Even with just one frozen pipe, this can cause immediate and long-term problems to your home’s plumbing. Read More

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06 November Overhead shot of a sump pump in the basement

Sump Pumps: What They Are and How They Work

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Sump pumps can be considered as the final defence against basement flooding. Once the water has gotten in, sump pumps will promptly expel it before it becomes problematic. You may have encountered this term as you search for ways to deal with water leaking into the basement and you’re probably wondering if this is the solution you’ve been looking for. Read More

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22 October Close up of frozen roof with icicles

How to Turn off Outside Water for Winter

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Winter can be a tough season for your pipes. This is due to the fact that water expands up to 10% more in volume when it freezes. So, if a pipe is full of water and the water inside of it freezes, the pipe can be subjected to pressure of about 3000psi, causing it to break or burst. The joints and valves can also break and overall, it can lead to costly repairs and replacements. Read More

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