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Since 2000, Plumbing Now has been Windsor’s go-to plumbing contractor. Our experience has given us knowledge of a wide range of plumbing concerns. Here you can read our blog for plumbing advice and tips. Be sure to check back frequently to see what new blogs have been added. If you have a question about our plumbing services or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us.

PROTECTING YOUR HOME FROM FLOODING

In light of the unusual extreme winter weather we have been experiencing, along with the record setting amounts of snow fall & freezing temperatures Plumbing Now has experienced an increase in frozen pipe calls as well as flooding in the past few months. With spring around the corner, the melting snow and spring showers, all this excess water will need to go somewhere let’s hope it doesn’t end up in your basement! So here are few helpful ideas so that if it does, you’re prepared!

Question: Which Type of Piping Should You Use for Your Plumbing System?

We seem to get many questions regarding the various types of piping used in plumbing systems. For example, the recent use of “plastic” supply piping in modern homes and renovation work has prompted questions as to whether this type of piping is acceptable or desirable. In order to answer some of the questions we thought we would provide a brief explanation of the various types of residential supply and waste piping.

Preventing Pipes from Freezing

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of having a water pipe freeze and burst, you know that’s an experience you only want to have once in a lifetime. It’s not just the aggravation and cost of fixing the pipe itself, it’s the damage the burst pipe does to the rest of your home. Walls, ceilings, floors and personal possessions stored in the basement or crawl space can all be ruined. Damages are sometimes covered by insurance, but depending on circumstances, you might just be on your own. Plus, even if your home insurance does cover the damage, you’re still going to be living in a construction zone until the mess gets repaired. Obviously, making sure your pipes don’t freeze is a much better option.

Prevention & Solutions for Clogged Drain Issues

Drain Cleaning

Every homeowner at some point will inevitably run into issues with their sewer pipes and will no doubt find themselves with a clogged drain on multiple occasions. Opening clogged drains calls for tough equipment.

Not Good Under Pressure

One of the most common complaints people have with their residential plumbing systems is a lack of water pressure, as water travels from your city or water tower supply down through the vast network of water mains into your home a whole host of factors can contribute to low water pressure.

Advantages & Disadvantages of Conventional Hot Water & Tankless Heaters

Imagine cutting your water heating cost by 50 to 70 percent and having an endless supply of hot water for lengthy guilt free showers. Sound too good to be true? Not if a tankless water heater is at work in your home. But whether it will work for you depends on how you & your family use hot water.

10 Reasons to Winterize Your Home

The cold winter months can wreak havoc on your home’s plumbing system if you aren’t prepared for the temperature drop. Frozen water in pipes can be inconvenient at best and destructive at worst. As a good preventive measure get ready for winter with this winterize plumbing checklist.

BioOne® - Your Secret Weapon against Clogged Drains

Plumbing and pumping professionals have long known the difficulties to drain lines and treatment systems caused by fat, oil and grease. Buildups of these substances obstruct, and eventually clog drainage systems. BioOne is made of naturally occurring cultures that can be introduced directly into plumbing and septic systems.

Plumbing Now Tips

Tip #1

Learn where your Main Water Shut Off is and how to use it. Make sure you have a quick closing valve installed. It can help in a panic!