Do you need a plumbing project completed - like installing a new faucet or sink? Or do you have an urgent problem that needs to be resolved, like a leaky pipe or a malfunctioning water heater? You need expert help. Call Hancock & Son Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning for 24-hour plumbing services in Seaford, DE. A locally owned and operated company, we are the Eastern Shore’s preferred plumbing and HVAC company.
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We offer complete plumbing services to the Seaford area, including:
- Water heater services
- Tankless water heater services
- Emergency services
- Drain cleaning services
- Water leak detection
- Gas leak detection
- Sump pump services
- Backflow protection services
- Toilet repair services
How To Avoid Burst Pipes
Burst pipes can quickly cause major water damage to your house. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent these from occurring:
- Ensure that your pipes are properly insulated during colder weather. If they’re not, use a heat wrap.
- Run water at a trickle in your sinks during colder weather to promote a constant flow.
- If you notice reduced water pressure in your property, call a professional.
- Look for signs of leaks inside your property.
- Have your pipes inspected by a plumber.
- Have aging pipes replaced.
- Any buildup in your pipes could cause the system to burst. Schedule routine drain cleanings.
Life Expectancy of Water Heaters
When you buy a new appliance for your home, you are unlikely to get a guarantee from the store or manufacturer as to exactly how long your unit will last. That’s because there are many variables that can impact the life expectancy of a unit. However, experts can provide some estimates. Most electric water heaters will last from 10 to 20 years, assuming that they receive proper care and maintenance. Gas-powered water heaters may expire a bit sooner.
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How To Avoid Clogged Drains
Clogged drains can force you to shower in standing water and cause foul odors. Avoid these by preventing blockages from forming in your drains. Some ways to do this are:
- Keep food scraps out of kitchen drains. Even if you have a garbage disposal, first scrape food into the trash before doing dishes.
- Don’t pour liquid grease down the drain. Instead, put it in a sealable container and then throw it in the garbage after it cools.
- Prevent hair from going down the bathroom drains. Install screens over drains in showers and tubs, and pull out what hair you can every few weeks to prevent buildups.
- Only flush sewage and toilet paper in the toilet.
- Schedule regular professional drain cleanings.