Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for November, 2016

2 Ways to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Frozen pipes are one of the most frustrating and damaging problems that can afflict your plumbing system in winter. They happen when water inside the pipes freezes and expands, preventing the pipe from functioning. Depending on the amount of water in the pipe when it freezes, it can even rupture due to the expansion of the ice. Fortunately, there are a couple of things that you can do to protect your home’s pipes from freezing over.

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Get Your Ducts Sealed This Winter

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Right around this time of year, everyone starts to make preparations to keep their homes warm over the next few months. That’s a good idea, to be sure, but it’s not the only thing that you need to be worried about. A heater needs the cooperation of a number of other parts in order to properly heat your home. In many cases, the ducts are a part of that equation. Duct sealing is one of the best ways to make sure your heating system is ready for the coming cold.

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Why You Should Install an Automatic Shutoff Valve

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Do you happen to know where your water shutoff valve is? It may not seem like that big of a deal to know where it is, or not. However, you will really wish that you did know if a plumbing emergency occurs and you can’t find it. Or, you could do yourself a favor and install an automatic shutoff valve. Read on to find out why that might be a good idea.

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How Ignoring a Leaky Faucet can Cost You

Monday, November 7th, 2016

We’ve all had it happen: that one tiny leak in the bathroom or kitchen faucet that keeps dripping, day and night. It may seem like just a minor annoyance, but trust us when we say that it has the potential to cause some major headaches. If you don’t have the faucet professionally fixed, you’re going to end up paying quite a bit more than you would think. Read on to find out how ignoring a leaky faucet can cost you.

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