The U.S. Department of Energy has created the ultimate heating cheat sheet. This pdf is a keeper!
Check it out!
As the chillier seasons approach Gayson Plumbing & Heating recommends seasonal maintenance on your heating equipment. Here are a few things you can do to avoid feeling bitter in the bitter cold!
In extremely cold conditions your pipes can freeze just like a bottle of water in your freezer! Frozen pipes have the potential to burst leading to leaks and possible flooding once they defrost. To prevent this from happening here are some things you can try:
If you find yourself with a pipe already frozen use water pressure to your advantage by opening the faucet or spout. In some cases this will help the ice to break up allowing the water to rush through. If this does not work you may want to use a hairdryer or space heater to try and defrost the pipe that is frozen. It is extremely important to always know where your main shut-off valve is in case you happen to have a water emergency in your home.
If you’ve tried it all and still no luck
you can always call Gayson Plumbing!
We carry necessary equipment to thaw frozen pipes!
*This is not recommended for septic/cesspool systems.
Tired of trying to navigate blindly to your
toilet in the middle of the night?
Check out Kohler’s new Nighlight toilet seats!
March 11th is World Plumbing Day!
Try making a conscious effort to limit water use to benefit the environment and your health! Here are a few small things you can do that will make a big difference!
Go ahead and compare your current water bill with your last bill. The difference will absolutely amaze you! As a goal, try to aim for a lower meter reading each time!
To find out more information about World Plumbing Day visit http://www.worldplumbingday.org/
‘Flushable’ wipes could pose a potential
threat to your plumbing system!
“Toilet paper dissolves fully in water after only a few minutes. Some brands of wipes, however, are resilient and don’t break down, even after being saturated for hours.” –Brian Shane of delmarvanow.com.
Save yourself energy and money this summer by turning down the temperature of your hot water heater! You’re going to be hot enough having fun in the sun, so enjoy a few months with a lower temperature. While you’re checking on your water heater, take a quick look for any leaks and/or rust. Spotting problems early will save you money in the long run!
As the weather is getting warmer, now is a good time to make sure your central Air Conditioning is in good working condition. The best time to check your unit is when it is above 60 degrees outside and above 70 degrees in your home.
Here are a few tips you can try to make sure your AC is in good working condition: