|Tips & Money Saving Ideas!!!
On an average do you know that
we use 50 gallons of water each
Toilet -19 gallons
Bathing and Hygiene -15 gallons
Laundry -8 gallons
Kitchen -7 gallons
Housekeeping -1 gallon
Just a leaking toilet alone can
waste up to 299 gallons of water
each day. When you have a hot
water leak, not only are you
wasting water, but the energy
that it takes to heat it. By
repairing these problems right
away, not only are you being
friendly, but keeping your
money in your pocket.
If you are like the rest of us, you
probably never think about your
plumbing system, right? It's really
not an exciting subject. Not
thinking about your plumbing
system does not maintain it. Do you
drive your car without changing
your oil? Probably not!
Understanding a few basic facts
about how your plumbing system
works, and what to do in case of a
pipe break or system back-up can
prevent the damage getting worse,
including major property loss in the
You should know.....
The location of the main water
shut-off is very important to know. If
a pipe breaks, and is flooding your
house, the main water supply is the
fastest way to stop the water. Where
the plumbing system enters your
home, you will usually find this
shut-off valve. You should also
find the rest of the shut-off valves in
your home. Newer homes will have
emergency shut-off valves for every
fixture and appliance, however, in
some cases older homes does not
have these conveniences, and
home-owners should consider
having them installed. If you need a
shut-off valve tagged or installed,
call Assured Service today!
One of the most common causes
of water damage to a home is
broken washing machine
hoses. Most rubber supply hoses
are not made to withstand constant
water pressure, and burst. So the
emergency shut-off valves to your
machine should be shut-off when
the machine is not in use.
Especially when you`re not going
to be home for an extended period
oftime. Assured Service suggests
having these standard hoses
replaced with braided stainless
steel, non-burst hoses.
BIO-CLEAN is... a blend of bacteria and enzymes. The bacteria are natural, not genetically-
engineered. The enzyme concentration is the most powerful on the market.
Bio-Clean is non-poisonous. It creates no heat, no fumes, no boiling. It does not attack live
tissue nor inorganic materials, only organic wastes like grease, hair, food particles, paper,
cotton & sewage. This makes BIO-CLEAN safe for people, plumbing and the environment.
BIO-CLEAN changes the waste particles into water, carbon dioxide and mineral ash which
run harmlessly out of your waste system. These elements are then available for plant life.
Within an hour after pouring the bacteria into the drain, the bacteria begin to eat their way
into the waste that has accumulated on the sides and top of the drain pipe. This is their
natural food. They digest the waste and spread throughout your system, cleaning it
• Residential and commercial applications
• All drain and sewer pipes, including: Kitchen Sinks
When you look for a plumber, aren't you really looking for
someone you can trust? It's hard to know who to trust
because there are many "handymen" who haven't had the
training or experience required by law to perform some of
the simplest plumbing tasks.
Trust starts with a contractor who has training, experience,
and licenses to prove it. The Plumbing Code is very
important to Assured Service Plumbing & Heating. If
plumbing codes weren't used, contaminated water would
back up into your plumbing, sewer gas would leak into your
house, and disease would spread through your plumbing
system. Well running plumbing is critical to the health of our
society. If you use a plumber who's not licensed you may be
putting the safety and health of you and your family at stake.
Preventing Frozen Pipes
An average of a quarter-million families have their homes ruined and their lives disrupted each winter,
all because of water pipes that freeze and burst.
And recovering from frozen pipes is not as simple as calling a plumber. An eighth-inch (three
millimeter) crack in a pipe can spew up to 250 gallons (946 liters) of water a day. Both plastic (PVC)
and copper pipes can burst.
By taking a few simple precautions, you can save yourself the mess, money and aggravation frozen
Before the cold hits
Insulate pipes in your home's crawl spaces and attic. These exposed pipes are most susceptible to
freezing. Remember - the more insulation you use, the better protected your pipes will be.
Heat tape or thermostatically-controlled heat cables can be used to wrap pipes. Be sure to use
products approved by an independent testing organization, such as Underwriters Laboratories Inc.,
and only for the use intended (exterior or interior). Closely follow all manufacturers' installation and
Seal leaks that allow cold air inside near where pipes are located. Look for air leaks around electrical
wiring, dryer vents and pipes. Use caulk or insulation to keep the cold out and the heat in. With severe
cold, even a tiny opening can let in enough cold air to cause a pipe to freeze.
Disconnect garden hoses and, if practical, use an indoor valve to shut off and drain water from pipes
leading to outside faucets. This reduces the chance of freezing in the short span of pipe just inside the
When the mercury drops
A trickle of hot and cold water might be all it takes to keep your pipes from freezing. Let warm water drip
overnight, preferably from a faucet on an outside wall.
Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to uninsulated pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior
Before you go away
Set the thermostat in your house no lower than 55°F
Ask a friend or neighbor to check your house daily to make sure it's warm enough to prevent freezing or
Shut off and drain the water system. Be aware that if you have a fire protection sprinkler system in your
house, it will be deactivated when you shut off the water.
If your pipes freeze
Don't take chances. If you turn on your faucets and nothing comes out, leave the faucets turned on and
call a plumber. If you detect that your water pipes have frozen and burst, turn off the water at the main
shut-off valve in the house; leave the water faucets turned on. (Make sure everyone in your family
knows where the water shut-off valve is and how to open and close it.)
Never try to thaw a pipe with a torch or other open flame. Water damage is preferable to burning down
your house. You may be able to thaw a frozen pipe with the warm air from a hair dryer. Start by warming
the pipe as close to the faucet as possible, working toward the coldest section of pipe. Do not use
electrical appliances in areas of standing water because you could be electrocuted.
|We don't just talk quality service, we ASSURE it!