DIY Tips From the Warner Service Blog

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: Plumbing, Maintenance, 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: Do-It-Yourself, Plumbing, Maintenance

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: Plumbing, Maintenance, 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: Plumbing, Maintenance, Do-It-Yourself

5 Benefits Of Seasonal Preventative Maintenance

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

The maintenance you do today impacts the future of your home, whether you realize it or not. This is especially true when it comes to your home’s heating systems.

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Topics: Maintenance, HVAC, Heat

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

What’s The Value Of Preventative HVAC Maintenance?

Posted by Warner Service on Nov 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

When you jump in the shower each morning, you expect hot water. You also anticipate the HVAC unit keeping your home warm in the winter. Yet, that isn’t always the case, and residential HVAC problems happen.

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Topics: Heat, Maintenance, HVAC

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: Do-It-Yourself, Plumbing, Maintenance

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: Do-It-Yourself, Plumbing, Maintenance

5 Tips To Avoid Costly Winter Plumbing Leaks

Posted by Warner Service on Oct 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

 

Winter is one of the most expensive times of the year for many homeowners in Maryland. Colder temperatures make plumbing more susceptible to cracks and leaks, causing even the tiniest of issues to turn into a major inconvenience - just in time for the holidays.

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Topics: Do-It-Yourself, Plumbing, Maintenance