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How To Avoid Plumbing Disaster This Winter Season

Jan. 09, 2015
Farmington Hills, MI (Jan. 2015) – No one wants to deal with frozen, bursting pipes or backing up drains in addition to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We’ve created a preventative maintenance list to keep your home plumbing system in good shape this winter so you DON’T have to call us. Thornton & Grooms has been setting the standard for professional heating, cooling, and plumbing service in the Metro Detroit area since 1937. We are continuously looking for ways to solve our customers’ problems in a timely manner.

1. DON'T USE 'DRANO"
It is natural for drains to back up over time. Products like DRANO and LIQUID PLUMR eat through the walls of your pipes resulting in the pipes deteriorating and having to be replaced. Drano is the most common of these caustic drain opening products.

2. DON'T FLUSH HAND WIPES, PAPER TOWELS, OR FEMININE PRODUCTS DOWN THE TOILET
This is similar to the issues mentioned in the first two points. A toilet has a large drain opening that tempts and allows people to flush almost anything down it. While the toilet will flush just about anything, drain systems are only designed to carry water and human waste. Flushable is not equal to biodegradable and will eventually clog your piping.

3. DON'T LEAVE YOUR HOSE CONNECTED OVER THE WINTER
A connected hose over the winter seems innocent enough. However, most exterior hose faucets or spigots are now "frost free" which most people believe to be "issue free," which is not the case. During the winter months, the residual water in the spigot freezes and causes the pipe to split.

To learn more and steer clear of plumbing problems this season, read our blog Five Ways To Avoid Plumbing Disaster at http://ow.ly/HjZLU

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Thornton & Grooms has been serving homeowners for more than 75 years with experience and a local reputation for superior technical skills in heating, air conditioning, plumbing, and indoor air quality systems. With products that are the best in the industry, ranging from furnaces and heat pumps to air purifiers and thermostats, you can rely on Thornton & Grooms to deliver high-quality service that is worth every penny.
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