Prevent freezing pipes and outdoor faucets

Frozen Water Pipes Beware the unexpected cold snap or a deep freeze. Frozen water pipes are a serious risk during very cold winter weather. When water freezes in a pipe it expands and can exert pressure over 2,000 pounds per square inch. This pressure is enough to rupture most any pipe filled with water which […]

How to Repair a Frost Proof Faucet

Leaking Packing Nut The packing nut is located at the end of the faucet, underneath the handle. A loose packing nut will allow water to leak from the end of the faucet. Remove the retaining screw from the handle of the faucet. Pull the handle off the faucet. The packing nut is exposed. Hold the […]

Frost Proof and Freeze Proof Plumbing

Frost-proofing your outdoor faucets will help keep water insulated and help shield from freezing temperatures outside. Using a long valve stem, you’ll keep the water from being exposed to the elements. Repairing a frost-proof outdoor faucet involves disassembling the parts so they can be examined and replaced if necessary. The main thing to remember when […]

Broken Water Line

A broken water line is one of the most dreaded repairs for many homeowners in Waxahachie, Red Oak, Midlothian and Ellis County. The reason is because water lines are normally buried in the ground under your home. The process for fixing the break is inconvenient and can be expensive. Compounding the problem further is the […]

Prevent Busted Pipes & Broken Water Lines

Why do water pipes sometimes burst in the winter time? Answer When water freezes it expands. This is why ice fortunately forms on the TOP of ponds and lakes. The expansion causes pressure to build up that could eventually burst the pipe. However, most water pipes burst because as the ice builds up in the […]