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Home Winterizing Tips

Home Winterizing Tips

Every winter we receive hundreds of emails about broken or frozen pipes. To help you prevent some of these problems within your own plumbing we have provided a few home winterizing tips to assist you in winterizing your home. Although no plumber can give you a clear guarantee against frozen or broken pipes, it is still useful and even important that you take some preventive winterizing steps.

If you are not comfortable with DIY plumbing repairs, then you may prefer to contact a registered master plumber to do the work for you instead.

The main idea behind home winterization is the removal of most of the water which can freeze from within the pipelines and other areas of your plumbing.

How to Improve the Efficiency of Hot Water Heaters

Water Heaters Efficiency

Did you know that in an average American household up to 40% of the energy bill is caused by by water heaters that supply your home of hot water? In this Plumbing How To we will show you that the type of hot water heating system you choose for your hot water supply will have a big impact on your energy costs, but there are also some simple things you can do improve the efficiency of hot water heaters and that will reduce the running costs of your existing hot water system.

How to Flush a Gas or Electric Water Heater

Flushing Water Heater Sediment

Manufacturers of gas and electric water heaters recommend flushing the sediment from your water heater periodically. How frequent your heater needs flushing depends upon the quality of the water in your area. If the water in your area has a high mineral content you will have to flush more frequent.

WARNING: When you flush your water heater there is always the danger of being scalded. Be very careful and keep children and pets away during the flushing.

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