Summertime Plumbing Tips

Summertime Plumbing Tips

Summertime is typically seen as a time to relax and enjoy the sun. While we do encourage relaxation and family vacations, the season can also give you that extra time to check in on your summertime plumbing and make sure that everything is up to par. By following these summer tips this season, you’ll be well on your way to saving money and avoiding unnecessary emergency plumbing repairs. Read more

How to Unclog a Bathtub - DIY

How to Unclog a Bathtub – DIY

The most effective way to unclog a bathtub drain is to use a cup plunger to force the blockage out. Remove your tub’s strainer and stopper, fill the tub with a few inches of water, and plunge forcefully and continuously until the blockage comes up out of the drain.

There are several effective means of unclogging bathtub clogs. You may even be able to unclog some small tub problems simply by cleaning the strainer or stopper! For deep, significant clogs, however, we recommend applying a cup plunger. This is the process our experts follow to plunge clogged bathtubs, step by step: Read more

Plumbing March Hints Tips & Reminders

Plumbing March Hints Tips & Reminders

Hints: How to Spot Common Heating Repair Problems Before They Turn into Nightmares

There many various reasons that your home furnace or heating system will need to be serviced or replaced, but most of these problems can be avoided with proper preventative maintenance. This will not only save you money in the long run from avoiding costly repair bills but will keep your home running smoothly and efficiently saving you additional money. Read more

What To Do About Frozen Pipes

What To Do About Frozen Pipes

Frozen water pipes can wreak havoc on your home. One burst pipe can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage in a matter of minutes. That is not even mentioning the possibility of mold mitigation that may follow a burst pipe. For a burst pipe to happen, the water must first freeze and then expand, putting tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it. Pipes that freeze the most often are usually ones that are exposed frequently to severe cold, like outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, water sprinkler lines, and water supply pipes in unheated interior areas in basements, crawl spaces, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets. Here are some ways to prevent your pipes from freezing:

Prevention

The first action you should take in frozen pipes prevention is to locate and identify all valves in your home and to make sure they work correctly. Next, you should identify any potential problem areas, such as any place where your pipes might be vulnerable to the cold. Seal any gaps around your house where freezing air may find its way in and come into contact with your pipes. In severe cold, even the tiniest opening can let in enough cold air to cause a pipe to freeze. You should also make sure to turn off and drain any outside hose bibs.

Be Aware When The Temperature Drops

Make sure you keep watch over those problem areas! Open your kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Whenever the temperature outside dips dangerously below freezing, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through pipes, even at the smallest amount, helps prevent pipes from freezing. You should also keep the thermostat set to the same temperature during the day and at night. If you are going away during colder weather, leave the heat on in your home set to a temperature no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

What To Do If You Have a Frozen Pipe

If you’re experiencing a ‘no flow’ situation, immediately turn off the main water valve to your home and leave the faucets open. Never use any type of flame to try and thaw the pipe. Apply heat in the form of an electric heating pad or towels soaked in hot water until water pressure is restored.

If you cannot thaw the frozen pipe, call a licensed plumber immediately.

Contact I&C Mechanical if you need help with Frozen Pipes

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Plumbing Tips to Save Your Holiday

Plumbing Tips to Save Your Holiday

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s inevitable that someone will have a plumbing emergency with the entire family over and a feast is freshly prepared. It happens around this time every year. It’s probably the busiest season for plumbers because drains are clogged, toilets are over-flowing and garbage disposals are breaking left and right. Read more

Tankless Water Heater Maintenance

Tankless Water Heater Maintenance

Your water heater provides you with important things like clean dishes and hot showers. However, without proper maintenance, your water heater may not provide those warm showers you’ve come to love and expect.

Tankless water heaters are durable and designed to give you years of quality performance, but you can’t neglect them and expect hot water without hiccups. Use this guide to learn more about why it’s so important to keep up with your tankless water heater maintenance. Read more