One Call Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Hillsborough’

What to Do When Cold Weather Strikes Your Pipes

Icicles Hanging From A Brown Pipe. Frozen Water And Metal Surface, Winter Time Concept. Selective Focus Shallow Depth Of Field Photo

Cooler temperatures are right around the corner for us. With your
water heater having been checked already you feel prepared for the drop
in temperature. There is nothing a warm shower and an extra cozy sweater
can’t handle.

But are your pipes prepared?

The plumbing that takes water to and from your home is vital to your
everyday life. Unfortunately, these pipes can’t throw on a coat when the
air turns chillier than normal. What’s more, cold weather can have a
negative impact on your plumbing that can bring that warm shower to a
screeching halt.

The question is, are you prepared to handle the issues that cold weather can cause for your pipes?

We are in the midst of fall with winter and the cold weather that
comes with it fast approaching. This climate change can have a big
impact on your plumbing so it helps to be prepared by knowing what cold
weather can do and how to prevent plumbing problems when you need …

Signs of Sewer Line Problems

Split Drainage Pipe With Roots

Your home’s sewer line is its method of removing waste and wastewater from your plumbing and moving it to the civic sewer system. This is something we all know but may take for granted.

Sewer lines are typically buried under the ground in your yard, keeping them safe from damage and from inclement weather. Due to being out sight, though, they’re often out of mind. This means that when trouble arises, it may not be immediately obvious.

This means it’s important that you know how to spot the signs of trouble with your sewer line, so you can call for help from a professional plumber right away. What are these signs, though? Read on to find out!

Puddles in Your Yard

A leak from your sewer line can, understandably, produce puddles in your yard. If it hasn’t been raining recently and you don’t have a broken sprinkler system head, then there’s a good chance you’re looking at the product of a sewer line or main water line leak—both of which require a call to the pros.

Excess Greenery

The plants and landscaping in your yard will use a leaking sewer line as …

How to Avoid Plumbing Emergencies

Woman looking under sink at plumbing leak

The plumbing system within your home is vast, with a complex network of pipes connecting to the various appliances in your home. It’s one of those systems that you depend on daily, but probably don’t give much thought to, until something goes wrong. Fortunately, you can turn to our team for 24-hour plumbing in Hillsborough, NC, when something does go wrong. But we’d like to help you avoid plumbing emergencies, if possible!

There are a number of things you can do in order to ensure that your plumbing system serves you well throughout your homeownership. Keep reading to learn more.

Have Your System Professionally Maintained

Many of the issues that could affect your plumbing system won’t even give off a warning sign early in their development. Most of the time, in fact, homeowners don’t notice that their systems are experiencing problems until they notice the damage those problems have caused.

Naturally, you want to be able to stop plumbing issues long before they reach this point, and the best way to do this is by scheduling preventive maintenance on a routine (annually) basis. This will allow our plumbing professionals to closely inspect each component of your plumbing system …