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Prevent Clogged Pipes And Drains With These Care Tips

Drains in kitchen and bathroom sinks are bound to get clogged eventually. Even with a strainer in place, there can be a lot of accidental pieces of food and other debris that make it through and become lodged. Chemical drain cleaners are filled with powerful toxins that are bad for the environment, bad to breathe in, and bad for your drainage pipes.

The best way to care for your home’s drains is to be diligent with preventing clogs in the first place and calling in expert plumbing services to care for them when needed. Here are a few tips for preventing clogs and caring for your kitchen, bathroom, and basement sinks, as well as the shower and bath tub drains.

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Insulate Your Pipes To Prevent Freezing

When pipes freeze, the first thing you'll notice is low or no flow. If they stay frozen for too long, or if too much water gets frozen, you'll end up with burst or weakened pipes. Insulation slows down the flow of heat from the water in the pipe to the cold air around it. Keep in mind that it doesn't stop it entirely and depending on how long the water in the pipe remains stagnant, it will loses heat. For the most part, however, insulated pipes keep the water temperature above freezing. The colder the winter temperature where you live, the more insulation you need.

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Now Is A Great Time To Install A New Water Heater

New water heater regulations go in to effect on April 16th in the United States and Canada is not far behind. The regulations will be similar to what the United States is calling for. The regulations apply to manufacturers and sellers of the water heaters, but home owners might be the ones really feeling the pinch........... 

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