Earthwise Home Services Blog: Archive for January, 2018

Avoid Frozen Pipes This Winter

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

frozen-pipes-winterWinters tend to be fairly mild in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but we still get our share of chilly days and freezing cold nights. That can catch a number of homeowners by surprise, especially when it comes to frozen pipes. They’re not as common here as they are further north, but they do happen. And because we don’t use as much insulation in our homes as communities to the north do, pipes in our homes tend to be more vulnerable. When it comes to frozen pipes, an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure, and the more you can do to avoid the issue, the better off you’ll be.

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Why Are Power Levels So Important in a New Heater?

Monday, January 15th, 2018

heater-maintenance-serviceNo one likes to think about having to install a new heating system in the middle of the winter, but it does happen sometimes. When it does, you need to move quickly and get the new system installed before the cold weather turns your home into an icebox. Having said that, there are still some very important steps you need to take, most notably the power levels of the new system. Believe it or not, they can play a huge role in how effective your heater can be.

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Signs of a Slab Leak in Your Home

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

slab-leak-detectionSlab leaks rank among the most serious plumbing issues that a homeowner may face. In and of themselves, they’re not that extraordinary: just a leak in a pipe similar to the kind that plumbers deal with every day. The only problem is that the leak takes place in a pipe located beneath the foundation of your home, or sometimes buried in the concrete itself. (Slab leaks can also take place under cement porches, pools, and the like.)

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