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Frozen Pipes

Low winter temperatures can cause problems to the house water management systems, especially piping. Due to its unique property, water expands as it freezes. The expansion of water in pipes creates pressure and ice blockage which in turn creates tremendous pressure inside the pipes, eventually rupturing the piping material.

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Water Hammer

Water hammer is usually recognized by a banging or thumping in water lines. Although it might seem to be a smooth flow, the water inside the pipe actually churns and tumbles as it moves through.This impact can severely jar piping, equipment or machinery housing, possibly resulting in damage not only to gaskets in junctions, but also to valve flanges or the valves themselves.

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Backflow Prevention

Backflow is the reversal of the direction of non-potable water flow in to a potable water system. For example, backflow can occur through a cross-connection (cross-connection is any connection between the public water supply and a source of contamination)

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