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Avoiding Frozen Water Lines in Richardson Texas

The worst thing that could happen to you this winter could be a plumbing nightmare. Frozen busted water lines in Richardson Texas. I have been in some houses that have suffered this problem and it isn’t a pretty site. What happens is when the water isn’t moving and the temperature gets low enough, the water will freeze. When water does freezes in a pipe it expands and can create pressure over 2,000 pounds per square inch. Normal water pressure is under 100 pounds per square inch. At 2,000 pounds it is enough pressure to rupture any pipe that is filled with water and has no place for the ice to expand to. When the water line bursts it can spill hundreds of gallons of water an hour. That equates to thousands of dollars in damage to your home. This is completely unnecessary when you know how easy it is to prevent a water pipe from freezing.

First, if you have lines on an exterior wall that are under a cabinet, open the cabinet doors. This lets the warmer air in and closer to the water lines and lessens the chance of frozen water lines and the necessary plumbing repairs. Second, let the water drip – This will help avoid Frozen Water Line in Richardson Texas.   I know that we are in a drought and I never recommend wasting water, but this is a very slow drip and could save you thousands in repairs. I let both hot and cold drip. This will also avoid plumbing repairs.

Some other things that you can do to avoid frozen water lines in Richardson Texas  and plumbing repairs would be to seal up cracks and holes outside that might let the cold in. Adding wall insulation or actual pipe insulation could add an extra layer of protection that keep the lines from freezing. Last applying electrical heating tape to lines that are easily accessible can be good. There are two types of heat tape, thermostatically controlled and the kind that you just plug in to get it hot. Be careful with these, like a space heater they can be very dangerous.

Don’t get me wrong. I want you to call Texas Green Plumbing for all your Richardson Plumbing Repairs. I just don’t want you to call me for repairs that could have been avoided by following a few simple steps.

How Do I Conserve Water in Plano Texas?

I am passionate about helping people understand water conservation and what the effects will be on our children and grand-children. We live in the greatest state there is. God Bless Texas! The problem is that everyone else is realizing how great Texas is and they are coming as fast as they can get here. We have suffered through droughts recently. Recent heavy rains have helped with the drought, but remember when we couldn’t water our lawns? At one point we were asked to only water once per week.

We have well over a thousand people a day moving to Texas. Hundreds of people move into Plano Texas daily. What is the water situation going to be like when the rains stop again? Not that they will completely stop, but it will slow down again. Let’s say that it does that again in about 10 years. That’s another 3.65 million mouths to water every day. And then we have to have the industry to keep them alive and well and working. More water…
We have to start thinking about a real water conservation plan. Plumbers are the people in people’s houses every day looking at all the water using appliances. If we can get plumbers doing everything that they can to make these appliances and fixtures use less water, we can address this issue every day. I have 4 grand-children and I want them to have water abundantly like I did, I just want to make sure that they know how to conserve it!

RBW

How do fix a Slab Leak in Dallas?

Slab leaks can be costly and can cause major damage to your Dallas home.

The most common causes for slab leaks are shifting in the foundation, the corrosion of pipes, and foundation work.

You should call a Dallas plumber and have them check for a slab leak if you have one or more of the following signs.

1. Higher water bill than normal
2. Sound of running water coming from your floors or walls
3. Water standing in your yard
4. Hot or cold spots on your floors or walls

The cost associated with your slab leak may be covered by your insurance depending on your coverage and the insurance company.

Need a Plumbing Inspection in Plano Texas?

You think you have found the perfect new home in Plano Texas! But before you place an offer on the home, it is important to have a plumber come out and inspect for a couple of things, especially in older homes.

Water Heater Plumbing Inspection – Water heaters usually last about 10 years depending on their usage and maintenance. Replacing a water heater is costly.

Drain Plumbing Inspection  –  To have the drains checked is a simple way to make sure there is no blockage or back up between the home and the main sewer line. Also by having the drains checked you will be able to detect any leaks the home may have.

By having a plumber inspect these things, you can save anywhere from $300-$3000 depending how the severity of the issue.  When buying a new home  in Plano Texas its always better to be safe now rather than sorry later!