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5 Common Trenching Safety Hazards To Be Aware Of

By Henry | January 10, 2022
5 Common Trenching Safety Hazards To Be Aware Of

Repairing sewer lines can involve trenching and excavating, and as contractors begin specific tasks, they must take safety measures. Read about five common trenching safety hazards to be aware of to keep your workers safe. Slips and Falls Slips are common, especially if the ground is wet or unsteady. Additionally, workers could easily trip and fall into the trench, resulting in serious injury. You can easily prevent this by putting up signs around the trench to warn individuals. Signs and safety fencing also keep any pedestrians aware of any possible danger they may face, which is especially important when your worksite is in a residential area. No one should be able to wander into the trench. Atmospheric Changes Oxygen levels may be lower in the trench, and workers may even encounter toxic gasses. This often depends on the work area, and if this is an issue in your location, keep your…

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Can High Water Pressure Cause Pipe Damage in Your Home?

By Henry | December 28, 2021
Can High Water Pressure Cause Pipe Damage in Your Home?

Not much is more frustrating than low water pressure—that slow trickle of water dripping out as you try washing dishes or showering. But can high water pressure cause pipe damage in your home? It can! High water pressure can be as concerning as low water pressure in your home since it causes more wear on your pipes. Keep reading to learn more about the impact, causes, and how to deal with this issue. Its Impact on Your Pipes High water pressure can cause pipes to leak because the higher pressure applies a lot more force on your pipes, and this could cause them to leak or burst. In turn, this also raises your water bill and could damage your water systems. Contact Complete Trenchless for pipe bursting contractors if you need a plumber in the Seattle Washington area. How does this affect other areas of your home? All that excess pressure means…

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4 Helpful Tips To Prevent Your Water Pipes From Freezing

By Henry | December 27, 2021
4 Helpful Tips To Prevent Your Water Pipes From Freezing

Winter can bring freezing temperatures, and some locations even experience well-below-freezing winds. When forecasters predict extremely cold temperatures, they usually advise you to stay indoors. And as plumbing experts, we also recommend you tend to your plumbing. Use these helpful tips to prevent your water pipes from freezing so that you don’t have to worry about water damage in the dead of winter. Open Cabinets If you live in an area that experiences extreme cold, you should open cabinets with any plumbing fixtures, such as sinks. This allows for more airflow and lessens the chances of water freezing in any uninsulated pipes. Pro-Tip Many of us keep tissue products or cleaning chemicals in our cabinets, and if you’re one of these individuals, remember to temporarily move these items if you have pets or young kids. Insulate Pipes Many experts advise keeping the pipes in your crawl space and attic insulated to protect…

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What To Ask When Hiring a Directional Boring Contractor

By Henry | December 10, 2021
What To Ask When Hiring a Directional Boring Contractor

When you hire a company for directional drilling or trenchless trilling, there are a few factors to consider before deciding on a contractor. By asking the right questions, you can better understand the type of work to expect and how much it’ll cost. Find out what to ask when hiring a directional boring contractor to ensure you hire the best company for the job. What’s the Cost? Since you have to work around an established budget, discuss the price as early as possible. Every company has different fees, and the workload will impact what you pay. Luckily, directional drilling often costs less than traditional trench methods. Ask about any possible hidden fees. Sometimes the base price only accounts for labor fees, but this isn’t the only thing that goes into directional drilling. Now’s also the time to determine whether the company charges for an inspection. Pro Tip Establish a budget before asking…

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Step-by-Step Guide on How To Test for a Water Leak

By Henry | December 6, 2021
Step-by-Step Guide on How To Test for a Water Leak

When your water bills seem far higher than average, you may have a leaky pipe, which is problematic because leaks waste your money and water, all while damaging your home. Water damage can leave stains and ruin your flooring and even the ceiling if the pipe bursts. Reduce the risk of a burst pipe altogether by noting the signs of wear in your home with this step-by-step guide on how to test for a water leak. Signs of a Leak Your water bill could be high for various reasons, so one higher bill doesn’t always indicate a problem with your line. However, if this spike occurs or continues on future bills, you should call a plumber. Other signs of a leaky pipe include: Sound of running water Sewage smells Lush patches on the lawn Water damage along walls or ceilings If you notice any of these signs alongside a higher water…

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