How can I prevent my water pipes from freezing in the winter?

Cincinnati-based Roto-Rooter, which operates a location in Springettsbury Township, recommends the following tips to protect plumbing systems during freezing temperatures: Disconnect outside water hoses. If left connected during freezing temperatures, water in hoses will freeze and expand, causing connecting faucets and pipes to freeze and break. Inspect outside faucets.  If …

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How can I check for Water Leaks in my home?

A sudden increase in your water charges could indicate a water leak. Water leaks are often silent and unnoticeable until you get a high water bill. To check for a leak: Turn off all faucets in and around the house. Make sure the dishwasher and washing machine are not on. …

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How can I reduce water usage in my home?

Water Usage Facts: An average person uses 69 gallons of water per day A household of 4 persons uses an average of 276 gallons per day Biggest contributor of water use- Toilet Flushing accounts for more than ¼ of home water usage Clothes washer accounts for about 1/5 of home …

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How do I know if my water is and why is it hard?

Many industrial and domestic water users are concerned about the hardness of their water. Hard water requires more soap and synthetic detergents for home laundry and washing, and contributes to scaling in boilers and industrial equipment. Hardness is caused by compounds of calcium and magnesium, and by a variety of …

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