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 […]

Leaky Faucets

A drip here. A drip there. It doesn’t seem like much.  But those small, intermittent drips add up. A dripping faucet will corrode fixtures, cause damage and unsightly staining.  A leaky faucet will waste hundreds of gallons of water in a year. You can get a handle on your dripping faucet and your wallet by […]

When is it Time for a New Water Heater?

Hey, we get it.  Water heaters can be expensive.  They’re not necessarily at the top of everyone’s shopping spree list.  I mean I’d rather buy just about anything!  That’s why at Duncan Plumbing Solutions; we try to make plumbing and the process of purchasing water heaters, toilets and new plumbing fixtures as easy and painless and possible. […]