No one really wants to deal with home plumbing repairs during the winter months. Keep your plumbing system in good condition this winter by implementing the tips below.
#1 Insulate Your Pipes
One of the biggest challenges your pipes will face during the winter is the cold weather. Freezing temperatures outside can lead to freezing pipes inside of your house. The easiest way to prevent your pipes from freezing is to make sure that they are properly insulated.
Flat commercial roofs are especially vulnerable to leaks in the winter. This is because, unlike sloped roofs, the water from snow and rain is more likely to stay trapped on the roof. By maintaining good drainage, repairing the caulk as necessary and by removing snow build up, you can prevent leaks on your flat roof.
Clean and Recaulk
This is a good activity to complete before the roof is covered in snow for the season.
A water heater is one of those household appliances that many people tend to take for granted--until they run into a problem. Your home's water heater ensures that you always have warm water for a steamy shower/bath, a load of laundry, or even to wash the dishes. If poorly maintained, however, a residential water heater is not only going to need premature repair, but could even be a safety hazard to you and your loved ones.
Whether you're a construction site manager, contractor, or construction worker, the fact remains that there are some basic safety guidelines you need to follow every day while on the job. Unfortunately, many accidents occur each year on construction sites due to simple safety mistakes made by workers. By taking a moment to educate yourself on the most common causes of construction accidents and sharing them with those you work with, you just might be able to prevent a disaster.
In order to complete a pipeline installation, it is often necessary to dig up a work site. This excavation process plays a vital role in the success of a pipeline installation, but it can also create hazards for workers in the area. In order to prevent serious injury, it's essential that you ensure you are taking some safety precautions during excavation.
Here are three tips you can use to stay safe during your next excavation project.