Rocket Plumbing has announced with pride that they have been featured as plumbing expert by the nationally televised Today Show on how to prevent damage to Chicago homes during the recent dramatic freezing conditions experienced in the area. Brian McMahon, proprietor of Rocket Plumbing, was interviewed on the Today Show. He provided details on how to prevent homes from having a busted frozen pipe.
The plumber in Downer's Grove, IL, explained that the water hoses on the lawns could be the cause of a plumbing emergency when there is a big freeze like the one experienced in Chicago recently. If there is still water inside the hoses and these are connected to the house, they can freeze and the ice can conduct more cold up into the faucet and into the closest pipe and this pipe can burst as the water in it freezes.
Brian McMahon said, "Another concern regarding the recent freezing conditions that Chicago homeowners can prepare for is what happens when warmer conditions arrive. All this snow melts, and then goes where gravity takes it. Often, that means our basements. We have an easy prevention tip on our website on how anyone can simply check their ejector sump pumps to make sure this water will be rerouted and not create major property water damage."
Rocket Plumbing has been expanding rapidly in the Chicago area, developing the reputation of being the plumber to go to when there is a plumbing emergency. That they are really concerned about the potential plumbing problems that homes may experience is evident from the presence of a blog page on their website. Here, they provide advice to homeowners on how to avoid plumbing emergencies as much as possible. For example, in the situation where temperatures reach freezing conditions, they advice homeowners to disconnect any water hoses that are attached to a faucet. While the water hose itself may burst, the homeowner would be able to avoid having a burst pipe, which would be more expensive in terms of effort, time and expenses.
In fact, Rocket Plumbing has posted a video on its website that shows what can happen to a pipe during freezing conditions. They have also suggested a number of things that homeowners can do to avoid burst pipes during extreme cold conditions. First, they need to keep the garage doors closed if there are any water supply lines in the garage. Second, they should open bathroom and kitchen cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. They just need to remember to move any household chemicals and cleaning chemicals to a place where children cannot reach them.
Another thing that homeowners can do when the weather is extremely cold outside is to allow the cold water to drip from the faucet that is served by pipes exposed to the cold. Running water through those pipes, even at a trickle, will help prevent the pipes from freezing. Next, it is advisable to set the thermostat at the same temperature during day and at night. This may result in a higher heating bill but it will help the homeowner avoid costly repair of pipes that freeze and burst. And finally, it is advisable to leave the heat in the home to a temperature not lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit if homeowners have to leave home during cold weather.
Rocket Plumbing was established by Brian McMahon in 2012 and in the more than six years of its existence, it has been getting many positive reviews. They provide fast and professional repairs that include drain service, hydro jet cleaning service, sewer line clean outs, sump pump installation and repair, water leak repair, faucet repair, gas pipe leak repair, broken toilet repair, installation and repair of tankless water heaters, and many more. They also offer inspection of the sewer and drain line plumbing with the use of a small video camera that is run through the sewer or drain pipes to check if there are any damages, leaks or blockages.
Those who require the services of a Chicago plumber can visit their website or contact them by phone or email.
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Rocket Plumbing Chicago is trusted for its professional emergency plumbing services. The team of highly trained, attentive, certified plumbers is ready to listen to any situation and duly schedule an appointment for immediate assistance.
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