December 2015

Protect your Home from Holiday Plumbing Disasters

December 18, 2015

The holidays are a time for togetherness. But during the holiday season, visiting family and friends may put more strain on your home’s plumbing than it’s ready to handle. Don’t spend the season dealing with a plumbing emergency. Learn how to protect your home from a holiday plumbing disaster. 

Weatherize Your Windows and Save Big This Winter

December 17, 2015

Your home’s windows are a source of ventilation, heat and light during the winter. But they can also waste 10% to 25% of your energy bill by letting heat out of the house. You don’t have to compromise on comfort to reduce your heating costs. And while major weatherization projects should be handled by an HVAC professional, you can use the below window winterization tips to help you waste less energy in the cold winter months.

Plumbing History Timeline

December 8, 2015

The evolution of modern plumbing is credited with wiping out many diseases, extending lifespans and providing convenience for billions over thousands of years. Read more below about some important events in the history of plumbing. 

Help! My Pipes are Freezing!

December 1, 2015

Winter is coming, and the next unexpected cold spell or deep freeze could bring homeowners a host of plumbing problems, like pipe bursts. And pipes located along poorly-insulated exterior walls, under sinks and in unheated crawlspaces are especially vulnerable. How can you know when your pipes are freezing? Can you prevent a burst? How can you protect your plumbing? Find the answers below.