Burst pipes are certainly nothing you want to tangle with. For the uninformed, check out our plumbing work blog “First Aid for a Burst Pipe” to get an idea of what the chaos and home damage can look like! As a preventative measure, many homeowners take to insulating their pipes with commercial products. While this does work, not every pipe needs the extra support—so how can you go about the job smartly?
If you’re like many people, the thought of a nice hot shower at the end of a long day is what gets you through some laggy workday afternoons. But when your shower can’t perform reliably, or otherwise to a high standard, well—few things are more aggravating!
Well-cared-for plumbing work doesn’t often harbor mold, but when it does, watch out for your water piping—things can get gross!
Needing plumbing work isn’t always pretty, but when you’re waiting on water piping help, you need to learn how to take charge.
Plumbing work and water piping won’t last forever, even with the best maintenance around—and neglecting to replace it can be disastrous.
The holidays are a joyous time for many of us. Family, gifts, and good spirits abound, even during 2020! However, as happy as this season may be for you, your plumbing work might think differently. All that extra cooking, cleaning, and relatives staying over adds up to a whole lot more usage of and strain on your water piping, drastically increasing the potential for breakages, and you don’t want to deal with water piping woes during this busy time of year!
A little leakage in your plumbing work is annoying, and it certainly racks up water bills, but a burst pipe is a whole other kettle of fish! This water piping emergency can soak your carpeting, leaving it ruined and in need of replacement, and your furniture looking and feeling like it’s been pulled straight out of Lake Superior.
If you take care of your plumbing work and water piping, they work like an old pair of favorite boots: reliably, efficiently, and comfortably. Your plumbing will last years if properly maintained, too, just like the aforementioned footwear! However, none of these items hold up to any kind of strain if illy taken care of; leather boots will crack and tear without oiling, and your pipes can shake from your walls and burst open.
As we head towards winter and with colder temperatures on the horizon, this plumbing-work disaster becomes all the more common. Ice builds up inside your water piping, putting increased strain on it and eventually leading to leaks of massive proportions. While ice buildup isn’t the only cause of burst pipes, given the wrath of Minnesotan winters, it certainly is a common one.
Fall is so atmospheric, isn’t it? Warm-toned leaves and that nip in the air can sometimes make you feel as though you’re in a painting come to life. But that aforementioned nip shouldn’t just be enjoyed; it should also be a signal that it’s time to winterize your home—namely, your plumbing work.