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Don’t Leave For the Holidays Until You Do This!

Posted by admin on Dec 17, 2017 in Maintenance, Water Lines

If you plan on going out of town for the holidays, remember to make sure you don’t turn off your heat before you go!  Often people try to save a little money by turning off their heat when they leave, but this can cost you big bucks when your pipes freeze.  Make sure your foundation vents are closed and your home is warm enough to keep your pipes from freezing, so water damage repair isn’t the first item on your to do list for the new year!

 
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An Ounce of Prevention….

Posted by admin on Dec 6, 2015 in Troubleshooting, Water Lines

Winter is in full force here in Central Oregon, and your plumbing is at risk. If your pipes freeze and break, the repairs can be very costly. There are some things that you can do, though, to help protect your home before any damage happens. First, make sure that your home’s exterior foundation vent covers are on. This will hold in the heat and help protect the pipes under your home. Second, remove all hoses from your hose bibs. This will help keep your hose bibs from freezing and breaking. Finally, and most importantly, never turn the heat off to your home. If the pipes in your walls freeze in addition to the pipes under your home, your home could flood when the pipes thaw out which will be expensive and messy. Take some precautions this winter. You know what they say, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”!

 
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Is Your Water Bill Too High?

Posted by admin on Jun 28, 2015 in Troubleshooting, Water Lines

Between filling the kid’s pool and watering the lawn, your water bill is going to be higher through the summer months.  Does it still seem a little too high?  You may have an issue with your plumbing system.  It could be anything from a broken flapper in your toilet to a broken water main.  Don’t pay for water you aren’t using!

 
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Locate Your Water Main Shut-off

Posted by admin on Aug 9, 2014 in Troubleshooting, Water Lines

Do you know where your water main shut-off is located?  While you are still outside working in your yard, it is a perfect time to find it and learn how to turn it off.  Educate yourself before it starts to freeze.  If your pipes break when your yard is covered in snow, you can lose valuable time trying to find it.

 
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Problems With Your Water or Sewer Line?

Posted by admin on Sep 14, 2013 in Water Lines

Are you having problems with your water or sewer line?  Do you have an old failing line or have roots growing through it?  Now is the time to repair it before the rain and snow come.  A soggy yard can add pressure to the line and give you a surprise you don’t want to deal with at the holidays.  If the line breaks from the meter to the street, it is the city’s responsibility.  If it breaks from the meter to your home, though, it is up to you to have it repaired.  No one wants to deal with a broken sewer on Thanksgiving!  Give us a call now!  We have the equipment and expertise to inspect your line, so you can avoid any unpleasant surprises!

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