Category: Plumbing Disaster Prevention

Prevent Water Damage from Frozen Pipes This Winter

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Prevent Water Damage from Frozen Pipes This Winter One of the primary causes of water damage in the winter is frozen pipes that burst and cause significant damage through rapid or hidden flooding of your home. Of course, the first line of defense is prevention (click here to learn how to prevent frozen pipes), but

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Clubhouse Winterizing Guide for Homeowners Associations

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Clubhouse Winterizing Guide for Homeowners Associations Every January we get hammered with calls from HOAs because of poor clubhouse winterizing. Pipes burst and water damage results, much of which could be avoided if proper precautions were taken in autumn. Share this article with your apartment complex or neighborhood HOA and prevent costly damage to your

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Fall Plumbing Maintenance Every Homeowner Should Do This Autumn

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Fall Plumbing Maintenance Tips Every homeowner knows that spring cleaning is a must. What you might not know is how much your plumbing system needs an annual deep cleaning, which we recommend you perform each fall. Combine winterizing efforts with this year’s fall plumbing maintenance and set yourself up for a great holiday season and

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Hurricane Preparedness for Charlotte Residents

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Hurricane Florence is on her way, so get ready! Track Hurricane Florence’s trajectory here or here, and get need-to-know tips from the National Hurricane Center here. Hurricanes bring high winds and heavy rainfall, causing threats to roofs, windows, and homes in flood-prone areas. Most likely Charlotte will experience high winds and heavy rainfall, leading to

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What Not to Do When Thawing Frozen Pipes

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No doubt about it: our country has experienced bitterly cold temperatures this year. Even here in the South we’ve had stretches of colder-than-usual weather, resulting in burst pipes. Frozen pipes are a problem in and of themselves, but improperly thawing pipes can lead to fires and/or serious water damage problems. Learn how to safely thaw

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How to Safely Thaw Frozen Pipes

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Say you had big plans to do everything we suggested in our blog post on avoiding frozen pipes, but things got a little busy. Household projects, Christmas preparations, football got in the way, and you never got around to getting things winter-ready. And now, thanks to colder-than-usual temps, you have frozen pipes. Yikes! Now

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The Ultimate Guide to Avoiding Frozen Pipes This Winter

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It’s getting cold enough to wear scarves and sweaters, but your pipes aren’t quite so weather-savvy. They need a little help getting through the winter. Pipes are at risk of freezing and bursting regardless of material; the real culprit is water, which expands as it freezes. With that expansion comes a great deal of pressure,

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Learn How to Thaw Frozen Pipes from a Charlotte Plumber

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Got Frozen Pipes? Fear not! We are here to help. Here in Charlotte, we are about to experience some dips in temperature. The current forecast includes a low of 8 degrees on Sunday, which is pretty dang cold for North Carolina. Unfortunately, most homes in the South are not built for the cold. That means

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Plumber in Charlotte NC: How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

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Learn How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing As a plumber in Charlotte NC, Dave Parker, owner of E.R. Services, knows a lot about frozen pipes. After all, houses in the South are not built to handle the cold temps that inevitably hit us for a few days each year. Homeowners typically don't know what how

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How to Prevent Pipes From Freezing (in Crawl Space)

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Charlotte Area Plumbers Advise Homeowners with Crawl Spaces How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing Welcome to winter. With it comes cold weather and with the cold weather come issues. One issue we experience in the South is freezing pipes. Many of our homes are built on crawl spaces which allow the cold in and around

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