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How Do I Keep My Pipes from Freezing This Winter?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Nov 3, 2016 1:02:57 PM

Whether you’re heading south for the winter or leaving for an extended vacation, make sure to take precautions to prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting before you go. Frozen pipes can end up costing you a lot of money, potentially destroying parts of your home if they burst. So, before you leave your home in the cold this winter, follow these safety tips and precautions.

 

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Is It Time to Replace Your Plumbing?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Aug 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Replacing your plumbing system is probably something you’d rather avoid, but trust us when we say it will be much less painful now than after disaster strikes. If you don’t replace your plumbing on time, you’ll start getting leaks. Soon after, you could have a flood on your hands. So, before you have water or raw sewage pouring into your home, replace your plumbing system, and save yourself thousands of dollars and countless headaches in the process.

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There's a Leak Somewhere in My House! What Should I Do?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Aug 1, 2016 1:19:25 PM

If your water bills are higher than normal, you may have a water leak somewhere in your home. Follow these tips to determine if you truly have a leak, and learn how to locate the source of the leak so you can stop it before it causes serious damage to your home.

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What do I do if a pipe freezes or bursts this winter?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jan 22, 2016 11:39:29 AM

In our last blog post, we covered how to prevent pipes in your home from freezing and bursting. Today, we’ll talk about what to do in case your pipes do freeze or burst. Hopefully you'll never have to experience this kind of plumbing emergency, but it’s always good to be prepared in case you do.

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes in the Winter

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jan 12, 2016 4:18:33 PM

Frozen pipes should be prevented at all costs. Learning how to keep your pipes from freezing will enable you to prevent a serious, costly plumbing disaster in your home. Today, we’ll be walking through how to prevent your pipes from freezing (and then bursting) during cold, harsh winters.

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Brace Yourself – Brown Friday Is Coming.

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Nov 20, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Brown Friday? You have your colors mixed up!” Unfortunately, we don’t. While the day after Thanksgiving marks the start of some serious holiday shopping for millions of people, you most likely won’t see your plumber at the mall at 4 o’clock in the morning. Black Friday, known as “Brown Friday” to the plumbing community, is the single busiest day of the entire year for plumbers nationwide. With all of the extra people packed into homes and the loads of food being prepared in the kitchens, catastrophe is lurking around every corner.

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How to Be Prepared at All Times for a Plumbing Emergency

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Oct 22, 2015 1:02:37 PM

Have you ever experienced a plumbing mishap in your home? Most of us have, and it’s not fun. Water can cause extensive damage to our homes, especially for unprepared residents.

Here are several tips everyone should know in case a plumbing emergency arises. Knowing this information ahead of time could save you thousands of dollars. Recognizing early signs of a plumbing problem and acting to remedy the problem quickly is the best way to avoid the heartache of extensive water damage.

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Avoid a Plumbing Emergency This Thanksgiving

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Nov 21, 2014 12:47:00 PM

It’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Along with it comes a whole lot more than family, food, and fun for your local plumbers. The day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for plumbers who tend to see the same few problems every year. Most homeowners will be able fix some of these problems on their own, but other jobs are best left to the professionals. By being attentive to frequent causes of holiday plumbing problems, you can prevent many of these common plumbing emergencies from occurring.

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Leaving Your Home This Winter? Not Until You Read This!

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Oct 9, 2014 2:03:00 PM

Are you heading south for the winter or taking a vacation over the holiday season? If so, this blog is especially for YOU! Many Iowans head out of the state as the snow, wind, and bitter temperatures come our way.

Performing some simple tasks before you leave will help you to avoid a long list of problems that can occur at home while you’re off enjoying the warm sunshine. You don’t want to come back from a relaxing vacation to face an expensive and stressful mess at home. Follow these simple guidelines to prepare your home so you can have peace of mind while you’re away.

 

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Topics: ames plumbing, ames heating and cooling, ames emergency plumber, home automation

Are Your Pipes Ready for Fall and Winter?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Sep 25, 2014 11:25:07 AM

In order for your pipes to be safe during freezing temperatures, they need to be protected. Pipes are protected by one or a combination of a building’s insulation, insulation placed around the pipes, and the heat produced by a building. It is important to prepare your pipes for the cold as you carry out your fall home maintenance.

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