DIY Tips From the Warner Service Blog

5 Tips for Cleaning Your Water System

Posted by Warner Service on Mar 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

It doesn’t matter if you’re depending on a whole house water filtration system or something as small as an in-door refrigerator unit. Providing clean water for the health and happiness of your family is important — and keeping that system maintained is vital. Here are five tips for cleaning your water system.

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Topics: Maintenance, Plumbing, Do-It-Yourself

What’s Causing Uneven Home Heating?

Posted by Warner Service on Feb 12, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Uneven heating in your home costs hundreds of dollars annually in energy bills. It also affects the comfort level of your family and can lead to sickness.

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Topics: Indoor Air, HVAC, Heat, Do-It-Yourself

What to Do in an Emergency Plumbing Situation

Posted by Warner Service on Feb 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM

You're likely familiar with emergency plumbing situations, from burst pipes to county water line meltdowns. To help you avoid crisis mode during your next emergency, here’s how to handle any plumbing catastrophe.

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Topics: Maintenance, Plumbing, Do-It-Yourself

5 Key Tools For Every Emergency Plumbing Kit

Posted by Warner Service on Jan 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Forget common plumbing mishaps. Plumbing emergencies are a costly disaster. To start, you never see a plumbing emergency coming, and you have to pay for a professional's help. 

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Topics: Plumbing, Do-It-Yourself

How Cold Weather Can Cause Plumbing Problems

Posted by Warner Service on Jan 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

According to the Maryland government, the average winter temperature is hardly above freezing at 34.1 degrees Fahrenheit. The state averages 20.6 inches in snowfall per year, a bit less than the national average at 28.2 inches.

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Topics: Maintenance, Plumbing, Do-It-Yourself

When Should You Drip Your Home Faucets?

Posted by Warner Service on Jan 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

One of the easiest ways to prevent frozen pipes this winter is by leaving the drainage system on a slow drip. This means keeping one or more faucets on at around five to ten droplets per minute to alleviate pressure in the plumbing system.

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Topics: Maintenance, Plumbing, Do-It-Yourself

Why Your Hot Water Doesn't Last Long Enough

Posted by Warner Service on Dec 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Have you ever been in the warm shower then it suddenly turns ice-cold? It's the worst, whether it's your morning wake-up call or your nighttime routine.

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Topics: Maintenance, Plumbing, Do-It-Yourself

5 Steps To Thaw Frozen Pipes

Posted by Warner Service on Dec 25, 2018 9:00:00 AM

East Coast winters are brutal, and subzero temperatures create big problems for residential plumbing. While you can perform cold-weather plumbing maintenance to reduce the chance of a plumbing problem, frozen pipes can still happen.

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Topics: Plumbing, Do-It-Yourself

7 Ways To Protect Pipes From Freezing

Posted by Warner Service on Dec 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM

It’s no secret that winter weather on the East Coast gets ugly. Subzero temperatures, snowstorms, and ice storms create a lot of residential plumbing problems and damage. However, a few plumbing maintenance steps can help avoid disaster in your home.

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Topics: Plumbing, Do-It-Yourself

How To Cope With Winter Drafts In Your Home

Posted by Warner Service on Nov 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM
 
Drafts are detrimental to your family’s comfort during cold nights . They allow heat to escape through cracks around your home during the winter. Drafts account for an average of up to 10 percent on energy bills in the winter or 20 percent annually .
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Topics: HVAC, Heat, Do-It-Yourself