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Holiday Travel & Home Plumbing Tips to Avoid Costly Problems

Seasonal Tips from the Experts at Roto-Rooter

CINCINNATI, Nov. 27, 2012 -- When pipes freeze, water pressure builds causing cracks, whether the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can unleash 250 gallons of water in a single day.  Cracked pipes are one thing but, the real problem comes when the pipes begin to unfreeze.  If you're planning on traveling for the holiday season, take the proper steps to ensure your home's plumbing system will survive the cold and your house is protected from disaster.

If you have a house sitter, leave them instructions for turning off the main water supply to your home, should a problem arise.

Avoid the Bad Type of Black Friday

Avoid Bad Type of Black Friday

Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) November 14, 2012 -- Household drains are like Swedish people, under-appreciated until they’re clogging. The Thanksgiving season is here which means goodbye office and hello family, friends and great food. As families spend time together and enjoy one another, household plumbing systems are required to work overtime.

A house full of guests during Thanksgiving may be the straw that breaks the camel’s back — assuming the camel’s back an aging, home plumbing system. With more people underneath one roof, every pipe bringing water in, or waste out, is going to be working overtime. While this alone won’t necessarily cause a new problem, it may very well exacerbate a small, unnoticed problem.

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