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Winter Water Heater Tips

If there is ever a time for your water heater to remain in peak condition, it is certainly during the winter months. Just like your pipes, your water heater also needs to be winterized to ensure that it continues to function well throughout the winter season - especially since it has to work overtime during this time of the year. Here are some tips. Flush Out Your Water Heater It is important that your water heater is flushed out on an annual basis.

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Cabin Plumbing Tips

Here are some tips for closing your cabin for the winter season. Drain Your Pipes and Water Heater Assuming that you are not heating your cabin during the winter months, ensure that you drain the pipes and shut off the water supply. You can do this by attaching a hose to the lowest point in the plumbing and then use an air compressor to effectively blow out all of the water.

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Frozen Pipe Prevention

Frozen pipes can inflict serious damage on your home. Even the smallest crack can unleash 250 gallons of water every day, leaving flooding, water damage and structural damage in its wake. When it comes to winterizing your home this winter, preparing your pipes for the winter season should be one of your foremost priorities. What Causes Frozen Pipes?

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Plumbing Winterization

It is critical to winterize your home’s plumbing; doing so protects your pipes from freezing (and the flooding and the costly water and structural damage that could result). Winterizing your home’s plumbing keeps your system operational through the winter season. You’ve probably got the basics covered at this point.

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Backflow Prevention Inspection

Everybody must do their part to ensure that the public water supply is protected. That’s precisely why, under the Cross Connection Control Program, the city of Calgary now requires homeowners to have their cross connection control devices (i.e. backflow prevention devices) tested by a certified specialist.

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