14 January Close up of an exposed frozen pipe

Will Frozen Pipes Thaw on their Own?

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Frozen pipes are one of the most common problems that homeowners face during the winter season. In the U.S. alone, more than 250,000 homes suffer damage from frozen pipes each year, causing damages estimated at around $400-500 million. In fact, studies conducted by the insurance industry state that the amount of water damage caused by frozen pipes (that burst) ranks second only to hurricanes. Read More

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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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