Expert Tips

What to Do If a Pipe Freezes

Having a frozen pipe is a worst nightmare situation for many homeowners. If this describes you and you’ve found out that something has frozen, don’t panic. Instead, try the options below or give us a call at Larry & Sons for help unfreezing that pipe. Turn Up Your Heat Try turning up the heat in your home and waiting a few hours. The increase in temperature may be exactly what your pipes need to thaw on their own. This works...
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How to Protect Your Pipes This Winter

Are you worried about your pipes this winter? At Larry & Sons, we hear from a lot of homeowners who either end up with frozen pipes or who are afraid that they will. Here’s what you can do to give yourself peace of mind this winter and protect your pipes. Check their Location Pipes that are up against outside walls or in an uninsulated garage, attic, or basement are more likely to freeze than those inside heated parts of your...
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Thinking Ahead: A Spring Checklist for Your Home

Did you know that it’s already time to start thinking about what you need to do to get your house ready for spring and summer? Sure, there may be snow on the ground or a cold breeze in the air, but thinking about these things will help make sure your home gets the TLC it needs this spring. Here’s a partial checklist of the things you should make sure get done around your house by spring: Test your sprinkler lines....
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Using Winter Wisely as a Homeowner

We talk to many homeowners who relish winter as a time when they can sit back, relax, and stop worrying about their homes. As long as they have prepared well, they feel like they can hibernate from home care all winter long. While there are fewer things that need doing around a house in the winter, it is the prime time to take care of a few things. That way, you’ll be all set to continue caring for your home...
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How to Stay Warm While Your Heater Gets Fixed

Finding out that you need heating repairs in the dead of winter isn’t just stressful. It can also be dangerous. If you and your family get too cold, it might be hard to get warm again or you might get ill. Here’s what you can do to stay warm while we are in the process of fixing your heater. Space Heaters If you have space heaters, now is the time to turn them on. You can also turn on your...
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