DIY Tips From the Warner Service Blog

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

Heat Pump Maintenance 101

Posted by Warner Service on Nov 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Keeping your home warm in the winter doesn’t require a lot of work, Yet, certain maintenance steps should be taken throughout the year.

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Topics: HVAC, Maintenance, Heat, Appliances, Do-It-Yourself

The Best Winter Heating Tips To Save You Money

Posted by Warner Service on Nov 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM
 

Heating season brings a much higher energy bill than the rest of the year. Keeping your family warm is important, and it doesn’t have to break the bank.

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Topics: Energy Savings, Heat, Do-It-Yourself

How To Winterize Your Irrigation System

Posted by Warner Service on Oct 30, 2018 9:00:00 AM

 

Winter is coming, and now's the best time to prepare residential plumbing for the change in temperature. While most homeowners remember to handle basic plumbing tasks, such as cleaning out the gutters, many often forget about the outdoor sprinkler system.

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Topics: Maintenance, Plumbing, Do-It-Yourself

Plumbing Fixtures To Check Before Flying South For The Winter

Posted by Warner Service on Oct 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM

 

Did you know that a burst pipe could cost up to $50,000 in damages to your home? According to CostHelper, “Water damage is often the biggest cost associated with a burst pipe, especially if the flooding continues for any length of time.”

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Topics: Maintenance, Plumbing, Do-It-Yourself