Recent Posts in Seasonal Tips Category

  • Preventing & Thawing Frozen Water Lines

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    5 Jan. 2017

    One or more frozen pipes is an unfortunate possibility in areas that get very cold during the winter months. Since water expands when it freezes, metal or plastic pipes may burst when the water inside turns to ice. Typically, pipes most susceptible to freezing are those that are exposed to extreme cold, such as pipes in unheated interior areas and uninsulated outdoor pipes. If a pipe freezes, it ...
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  • 6 Steps to Prepare Your Home for Winter

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    7 Dec. 2016

    With winter comes the cold weather and frosty nights! While the season may be perfect for the way it enhances the holiday vibes, it can also cause various problems in the home, some of which relate to plumbing. Because our team at The Eco Plumbers would like to help you protect your home before problems arise, we have listed 6 steps you to prepare your plumbing for the winter season. 1. Fix Leaks ...
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  • Plumbing Spring Checklist: Hose Bibs

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    18 May. 2016

    Hose bibs are outdoor faucets that carry water from your indoor systems outside. Commonly found on the side of your home, a hose bib allows you to attach a hose to direct water where you need it most, often for such activities as watering plants and washing cars. Like all water faucets, hose bibs can have problems when not properly cared for. Because they are typically exposed to harsh elements, ...
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  • Tips to Prevent Plumbing Problems This Thanksgiving

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    19 Nov. 2015

    This November, Eco Plumbers is collecting cans from the homes that we service to donate to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Service with us will help your local community in need! Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends to cook, eat and be thankful. Everyone spends Thursday enjoying the holiday festivities. And some people spend Friday working through plumbing issues. Thanksgiving is the ...
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  • Fall Plumbing Prep Guide: Get Your Plumbing Ready for the Cold

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    7 Oct. 2015

    Fall is upon us, and many of us are busy unpacking warmer clothes, sending the kids off to school, and bracing ourselves for winter heating bills. Are you ready? You may have started raking leaves and doing yard maintenance already, but what about getting your house ready? Preparing your plumbing for the cold months now will help you avoid problems when the winter chill hits. Here’s how to ...
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  • Is Your Water Heater Ready for Back to School?

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    5 Aug. 2015

    Waking up to a cold shower before school or work isn't very fun. If you're getting the kids back into their fall school routines in anticipation of the 2015-2016 academic year, you might want to put a water heater inspection on your to-do list. What the School Year Does to a Water Heater You may not have given it much thought, but the school year can put a lot of pressure on your old water ...
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  • Keep Your Taps in Tip-Top Shape in Summer!

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    3 Jun. 2015

    New houses, old houses, condominiums, and even stately mansions deal with plumbing clogs. Inexperienced homeowners may fret and worry about a clogged drain, but clearing drains is actually a simple task. Before you pick up the phone and call your plumber, try employing some of these techniques. You will save big time and develop the confidence to make other home repairs. Drain Cleaning Columbus, ...
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  • Hug a Plumber Day!

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    22 Apr. 2015

    April 25 is National Plumber's Day! If you happen to come across a plumber today, give him or her a hug to show your appreciation. Plumbers help keep homes, offices, schools, and hospitals running smoothly so that you have access to the water supply you need throughout the year. Maybe you've even learned a few things about plumbing along the way. If you follow the tips and tricks from your ...
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  • How to Check if Your Pipes Are in Good Shape for Spring

    Posted By Eco Plumbers

    9 Apr. 2015

    It's always a good idea to check your pipes before and after winter. Colder weather can damage pipes and lead to water damage that is costly to repair. There are a few simple tips homeowners can include in spring cleaning activities to ensure pipes are working well for the season ahead. Give your plumbing a little TLC this spring by following these tips from Eco Plumbers : Look around the ...
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  • 5 Steps to Prepare Your Lawn for Spring

    Posted By Eco Plumbers

    6 Apr. 2015

    The winter snow may provide a natural blanket for the ground, but once it melts, lawns tend to be soggy, brown, and aesthetically displeasing. Fortunately, there are a few steps homeowner’s can take to liven up their lawns and prepare them for the approaching warm weather. Aerate the Soil Homeowners can rent a core soil aerator from any local hardware store. Relatively inexpensive, the cost ...
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  • 7 Ways to Prepare Your Plumbing for Spring

    Posted By Eco Plumbers

    11 Mar. 2015

    Home maintenance is a continual task. Even though preparing your plumbing for the next season may be one of the last things on your mind, it can save you from costly repairs and damage in the future. We've highlighted some of the main tasks to have in mind as you get back to enjoying the sunny days and warmer weather. 1. Check your faucets. Check inside and outside to make sure all faucets ...
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  • Preventing & Thawing Frozen Pipes

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    15 Jan. 2015

    Whether you're away from home when freezing temperatures hit or you've forgotten to leave the faucets dripping, a frozen pipe can lead to it bursting and flooding your home. Preventing frozen pipes in Columbus, Ohio, is a fairly simple maintenance routine that should be part of your home winterization. Knowing how to thaw a pipe that's accidentally been left exposed to the elements can ...
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  • Visitors During the Holiday: Keep Your Water Heater in Top Shape with These Tips

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    10 Dec. 2014

    The holidays are a great time to host friends and family for extended stays. However, a fun gathering can quickly turn into an unenjoyable situation if the water heater is on the fritz. Being without hot water is hard at any point in the year, but even more so when cold weather arrives. If a water heater is well maintained, it can have a lifespan of about 8-12 years. Here are some ways to make ...
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  • Steps to Protect Your Plumbing This Winter

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    25 Nov. 2014

    During winter, keeping your pipes from freezing can save your home and plumbing system from ice damage. When winter temperatures plummet, the risk of water freezing in pipes can cause all sorts of problems that are much harder to fix than to prevent. When this happens, water expands and can cause pipes to burst. If temperatures start to dip down to about 20 degrees Fahrenheit, it's time to ...
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  • 7 Smart Ways to Prepare Your Plumbing for the Holidays

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    19 Nov. 2014

    With the holiday season nearing full swing, we often expect to spend time entertaining and cooking. What many people fail to consider is that they may also be overworking their plumbing system. Though visits from friends and family are welcome during the season, an unexpected plumbing repair is not. Prepare your plumbing to meet the demands of the holidays by implementing these useful tips. Clean ...
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  • Fall is Drain Cleaning Season

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    12 Nov. 2014

    Fall is an exciting part of the year for many reasons. However, it's also the time of year when drains become sticky with leaves and built up debris, which has become embedded in sewer lines. As such, it's also time for the county to begin cleaning up drains - and for you to take steps in your home to ensure your plumbing is working properly. It's easy to reach for that bottle of ...
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  • Spring Plumbing Tips

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    12 Mar. 2014

    With spring finally around the corner, it's time for some spring cleaning! Aside from cleaning your home, this is the perfect time to ensure your plumbing system is in top condition. Since leaks and other plumbing issues can result in hundreds of dollars wasted, it's critical to check the condition of your pipes at least once a year. For many homeowners, spring is the most opportune time ...
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  • Preventing Winter Plumbing Problems

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    5 Feb. 2014

    Winter can be a magical time of year, but unexpected plumbing problems can put a damper on your enjoyment of the season. Fortunately, homeowners can take steps to prevent winter plumbing problems. Let's take a look at the most effective ways to prevent a winter plumbing emergency. Evaluate Your Sump Pump Many homes have a sump pump that regulates the flow of water throughout the home and ...
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  • Most Common Holiday Plumbing Problems

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    11 Dec. 2013

    During the holiday season, your home is likely to be filled with guests. While family and friends are one of the best parts of the holidays, having a lot of people in your home can also lead to excess strain on your plumbing system. The festivities of the holidays often lead to a few common plumbing problems, including clogged garbage disposals and toilets and issues with your water heater. If you ...
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  • How the Holidays Can Wreak Havoc on Your Plumbing

    Posted By the Eco Plumbers

    27 Nov. 2013

    Everyone looks forward to friends and family visiting over the holidays. However, this is also when the most strain is put on your plumbing system. With so much involved in meal preparation, and with so many people using water in the house, it is no wonder that plumbing disasters frequently occur. Just knowing a few additional facts about protective measures can help avoid common plumbing problems ...
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  • The Eco Plumbers Mustache Up for Movember!

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    11 Nov. 2013

    During the month of October, The Eco Plumbers proudly swapped out our typical white polos for pink to show our support for women's health. It was one small way to help spread awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection and prevention. For the month of November we'll be back to white shirts, but we'll be raising awareness for something a little different. This ...
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