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Category: Emergency Plumbing Repairs

How to Prepare Your Plumbing for the Maine Winter

207HeatingAdmin 28th December 2020
Our plumbing is tucked nicely indoors, so why consider it something to winterize? Even though most plumbing is an interior system, preparing it for freezing temperatures outdoors can protect you from malfunctions and burst pipes. Taking the time to winterize your plumbing pipes and fixtures for winter’s chill can save you a huge hassle and lots of expense if you avoid expensive repairs and replacements. Use our handy checklist to get your pipes ready for the cold this winter in Maine: Insulate Pipes Plumbing pipes running through unheated areas like your basement, attic, scrawl spaces, or garage are susceptible to…

8 Sneaky Plumbing Dangers to Avoid

207HeatingAdmin 30th June 2020
One of the worst things that can happen is to have serious plumbing issues! When it works well we don’t think much about it, but when it doesn’t, it can wreak havoc on every facet of life. There are actually a lot of things that can go wrong with plumbing. Some things are our fault, and some are not. Plumbing is more delicate than you may think, so be sure you are avoiding some of these sneaky plumbing factors that can cause serious damage: NEVER Pour Grease Down the Sink Kitchen sinks are the spot of most clogs in the…

Important COVID-19 Update

207HeatingAdmin 23rd March 2020
To Our Valued Customers and Community: First off, we hope everyone is being safe and staying healthy during this unprecedented time. We realize everyone is overwhelmed with information and updates regarding COVID-19, but we wanted to update everyone on the specific steps and precautions we are taking here at 207 Plumbing & Heating. We are committed to providing the same valuable services to our customers despite the spread of COVID-19.  Because we provide essential services to the community, we want to assure you that we are still working in the field and performing necessary plumbing and heating repairs and services…

Tips for Avoiding Frozen Pipes this Winter

207HeatingAdmin 20th January 2020
When temperatures plummet in winter, the risk of your pipes freezing skyrockets. Frozen pipes can cause tremendous damage to buildings, and represent one of the most common, and expensive, causes of property damage to homes in Maine. Costing easily $5,000 or more on average according to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, it’s a no-brainer to do everything you can to prevent frozen pipes! Luckily, there are some very simple efforts you can make to prevent frigid temperatures from reaching your pipes and causing them to burst. Cold winter temperatures can cause even indoor frozen pipes. The pipes…

8 Tips to Avoid Emergency Plumbing Repairs

207HeatingAdmin 5th September 2019
Most of us have experienced an emergency plumbing repair at some point. A bad water leak, flooded basement, burst pipes, sewage backups. These are just a few of the plumbing emergencies that can crop up at any time, and each of them are very unpleasant and costly! Fortunately, with a bit of basic preventive maintenance, many plumbing issues can be avoided. Check out these tips for preventing a costly emergency plumbing repair in your home: #1 - Always Fix Small Leaks Immediately Typically, a small leak will become a big leak. Tackling it early on is the best preventative maintenance you…