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Traps and Taps Tuesday Tip of the Week (#9)

Hello everyone!  The cold weather is starting to creep up on us.  Make sure you are prepared by winterizing your outside hose bibs.  Shutting them off and draining them properly.  Even a frost free hose bibb can burst during winter conditions.

It is also very important to make sure you have removed your garden hoses from the outside hose bibs because having the hose attached will stop the water from draining properly.

Feel free to call us at Traps and Taps plumbing if you have any questions,  I am here to help!

Frost free hose bibb
Frost free hose bibb

If you need assistance with this, or any other issues, please call us!

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Traps and Taps Tuesday Tip of the Week (#8)

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Traps and Taps Tuesday Tip of the Week (#8)

Thinking about Vacation time?    It is always a good idea to have someone drop by your house once a day to flush all the toilets and run the water at the faucets.  Having someone babysit your home is ideal but not always possible.  Alternatively, you can shut off the water at the main shut off and drain the house.  Do this by opening faucets on the top floor and draining through a faucet in the basement.  Look at your water meter to be sure that the water actually has been turned off.  If the meter is still showing flow your main shut off may need to be replaced. It is a good idea to test the main shut off the week before you leave to ensure it is working properly and can be dealt with before you go.

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If you need assistance with this, or any other issues, please call us!

Servicing Kanata, Stittsville, Barrhaven, Richmond, Nepean  and the Ottawa Area –

Call today for more details!

(613)798-3791