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How To Prevent Frozen Pipes

Every winter, temperatures are bound to get below freezing. So far you may have been lucky enough to not have frozen pipes. However, what if you went on a trip? Many homeowners don't think about the possibility of frozen pipes and will totally shut off the heat to the house while they're gone. They also won't think about the fact that any remaining water in the pipes could possibly freeze. If you do happen to forget to take precautions such as leaving the water tricking in the faucets and leaving your heat on, you can expect your pipes to freeze [...]

Replacing Old Plumbing – Do Your Old Pipes Need to Go?

Plumbing is usually relatively sturdy, but it does not last forever. If you find yourself making small repairs over and over again, it may mean that your plumbing system needs to be replaced. Of course, replacing old plumbing is no small undertaking. The construction work that goes into such a job is not only disruptive – you may have to leave your home as walls are torn out and your water is disconnected - but it is also hugely expensive. So, how do you decide when repair jobs are enough and when it is time to bite the bullet and [...]