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How To: Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing This Winter

The freezing point for water? 32 degrees! Water left in pipes in an ill heated area can cause your pipes to freeze.  For this very reason it’s important for you to be educated on how to prevent your pipes from freezing in the first place.  Follow the 7 recommendations below to avoid a plumbing catastrophe! Insulate all water pipes: insulating all pipes is a good idea because it helps to slow down the transfer rate of heat to cold. It’s also a good idea to locate your main water shut off just in case. Use heater tape: heater tape works
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Prepare your plumbing for the upcoming winter

If you live somewhere where it’s warm all year round, this blog entry probably won’t apply very much to you because warm temperatures don’t cause pipes to freeze.  However, if you’re in the Midwest or anywhere more north or east, this post will save you a lot of frustrations with your plumbing when it starts getting colder.  There are a few simple steps you can take to prevent damage to your water lines that you can do yourself.  Forget to do the below steps and we’ll be expecting a call within the next couple of months, telling us your pipes
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Winterproofing your Air Conditioner- What you need to know

It’s officially September and you know what that means?  There’s a slight chill in the air in the mornings and pumpkin spice lattes are back at Starbucks.  We still have at least a few weeks (hopefully…you never know with Belleville weather though…) of hot days before we’ll have to think about switching from the air conditioner to the furnace.  When that time does stumble upon us, your air conditioner will have to be prepared for the winter, much like Spartans prepared for war.  Okay, so the process isn’t quite that intense, but you get the picture. 1. Turn off power
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