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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Preparing Your Home For Winter

So there you are. Pipe wrench in one hand, flashlight in the other hand, and 2” of standing water soaking into your brand new loafer shoes. You’ve just had a frozen pipe burst in your home!  Chances are, it may be due to lack of a proper winterization of your plumbing system. 

Every spring we see homes with damaged plumbing, floors and ceilings due to lack of, or improper winterization. But don’t worry, Seaside has you covered! See our list of simple items you can do yourself to help protect that beach-home investment. If you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself, please contact a local licensed plumber to help you. A small amount spent protecting your home will save you in the long run!

Year-round residents:
  • Unhook outside hoses from the spigot. Leaving hoses connected can cause water to freeze back into the piping of your home (this is one of the most common causes of frozen pipes!)
  • Have water piping in any exposed areas insulated.
  • Have any outdoor plumbing items (including outside showers) turned off and drained down. Depending on your piping layout, this may not prohibit a frozen pipe….. but it will prohibit a flood!

Vacation Homes:
  • If the home is vacant during the winter months, contact a licensed plumber to have it winterized. Turning off the water main and leaving the heat on is unfortunately not enough! A licensed plumber using non-toxic antifreeze pumped through your water piping system is a sure way to ensure you are protected.

Seaside Plumbing Inc. offers winterization agreements for all types/sizes of homes, and of course we would love the opportunity to earn your business. Give us a call today at 410-641-1368.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Believe in Tomorrow 5k - Sept 30th

Don't forget to sign up for the Believe in Tomorrow 5k on Sat Sept 30th.  Can't make it to the race?  You can still donate by clicking here.  

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Why You Should Flush Your Water Heater

Flushing your water heater once a year can greatly increase the life and efficiency of your water heater.  Over time, mineral deposits can build up which can not only damage your water heater, but also affect your water quality.  Many manufacturers will not cover damage caused by sediment or mineral build up, and in some cases it can void your warranty.  A little preventative maintenance can save you lots of money in the long run, whether you have a tanked water heater or tank-less water heater - both should be routinely flushed and inspected by a licensed professional.  

Click here for more information on the importance of flushing your water heater.  Or as always, you can contact us with any questions!  

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Garbage Disposal Troubleshooting

Garbage disposal problems can be either plumbing or electrical.  First things first, never attempt to reach your hand into a garbage disposal for any reason!! Serious injury can occur.

If you turn on your garbage disposal, and no sound occurs at all (no "hum" or any sound of the cutter wheels turning), your problem could be electrical.

Try pushing the red reset button on the bottom of the garbage disposal.  If you still get no results, check your electric breaker in your electrical panel to make sure that it is not "tripped."  If this doesn't resolve the issue, then there may be a physical clog of debris preventing your flywheel from turning.  Most units provide you with a wrench that you can insert into the bottom of the garbage disposal to manually "unstick" it.  Keep in mind that the electric needs to be turned off to the garbage disposal before you try this step.  If your unit does not respond to these actions, then it is likely that it needs to be replaced.