What to Do If a Pipe Freezes

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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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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Fall Plumbing Maintenance Checklist

Did you know that your home’s plumbing system accounts for approximately 15% of the property’s total value? It’s also probably one of the systems that you personally value the most. As such a vital component of your home, it only makes sense to take proper care of it. Keeping up with maintenance is one of the best ways to ensure that your home’s plumbing system will provide you and your family with fresh, clean water and remove waste and wastewater...
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How to Prepare Your Water Heater for Winter

Winter is coming! Are you ready? You may think that you are, but if you haven’t prepped your water heater for winter, you may not be as ready as you think you are. Here’s how you can make sure your water heater works as well as it can this winter. Flush the Tank Sediment can build up in the bottom of your tank over time. This can make it harder for your water heater to effectively heat and can shorten...
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