Fixing A Freeze-proof Sillcock

posted on October 29, 2014

Freeze-proof faucets By installing a freeze-proof sillcock, you will prevent pipe damage in cold climates, says the most referred Littleton plumber.  By turning off the water inside the wall where the temperature is above freezing, the pipe to the outside never has water in it and can’t break when the temperature falls below freezing. The … Continue reading “Fixing A Freeze-proof Sillcock”

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Cleaning Clogged Drains

posted on October 20, 2014

Obstructed plumbing drains Drains may become clogged by objects dropped into them or by accumulations of grease, dirt, or other matter, says the plumber of Littleton experts. If the obstruction is in a fixture trap, usually the trap can be removed and cleared.  If the obstruction is elsewhere in the pipe, other means must be … Continue reading “Cleaning Clogged Drains”

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Pumpkin Guts Will Clog Your Sink

posted on October 1, 2014

Clogged kitchen sink:  pumpkin guts Clogged Kitchen drains and disposals are common in the fall during pumpkin carving season, says the Littleton plumbing experts.  Carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns is an age-old Halloween tradition. However, it can turn into a plumbing nightmare if the pumpkin pulp and seeds go down the garbage disposal.  Pumpkin guts will … Continue reading “Pumpkin Guts Will Clog Your Sink”

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How To Frost-Proof Your Plumbing

posted on August 28, 2014

Prevent frozen pipes The thermal envelope – the sometimes-murky boundary that divides heated from unheated spaces – is the area in and around your home that is generally responsible for unprotected pipes to freeze.  Inside spaces that may be outside the thermal envelope include crawl spaces, attics, garages, basements, and three-season rooms.  Pipes that may … Continue reading “How To Frost-Proof Your Plumbing”

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Are Your Kids Drinking Lead from the Garden Hose?

posted on August 21, 2014

Drinking water safety Most garden hoses are made of one of three different materials (or a combination of two): rubber, PVC (polyvinyl chloride), or polyurethane. The material least likely to be drinking water safe is PVC as most vinyls use lead (among other metals) and plasticizers containing phthalates in their production. recommends PVC-free hoses, and your Littleton plumbing specialists agree with … Continue reading “Are Your Kids Drinking Lead from the Garden Hose?”

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