Winterize the Plumbing in Your Home
As temperatures begin to drop, homeowners in Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and northeastern Maryland must begin to prepare their home for plumbing problems associated with cold weather. To help prepare your home for the harsh winter months ahead and to ensure that you don’t experience any unwanted plumbing nightmares, our experts at Horizon Services have prepared these fall maintenance tips.
Disconnect Water Hoses
Make sure to disconnect all outside water hoses. If the hoses are left connected, the water in the hoses can freeze and expand, causing faucets and connecting pipes inside your home to potentially freeze and break. Those of you with the FROST Proof hose bibbs are especially prone to damage because the breaks always occur inside the home but doesn’t show up until the spring or summer.
Make sure to check that outside faucets are not dripping or leaking.
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Eliminate Odd Odors
The easiest way to keep your garbage cans smelling fresh is to line your trash bags with old newspapers. Toss a few crumpled-up printed periodicals into your new trash bag and they will work to absorb unwanted leaks and prevent odors that often invade your space as a result of garbage grime.
Horizon Helps — a division of Horizon Services, Inc. — is a non-profit, community services organization formed by and comprised of Horizon Services employees volunteering their time to assist, support and raise awareness for charitable causes and community events throughout Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland.
As the region’s premier plumbing, heating and air conditioning company, Horizon Services, Inc. has long been an active partner, sponsor and contributor to numerous charitable and civic organizations in the Delaware Valley. Horizon Helps was established to take that commitment to community service to a new and higher level.
The mission of Horizon Helps is to positively contribute to the growth and development of our community through charitable giving, volunteer outreach, personal development and leadership. We look forward to partnering with your organization…and making a difference in YOUR community!
2014 West Chester Chili Cook-Off
Horizon Services returned as the presenting sponsor of one of the year’s best-tasting events – the West Chester Rotary Chili Cook-off! The Horizon Helps team offered free caricaturist drawings to all attendees who stopped by our bright orange tent.
Each year, the West Chester Rotary Chili Cook-Off raises money to provide grants to many worthy local organizations including the Care Center Foundation, Friends Association, and the West Chester Public Library. We are thankful to be part of such a great event and look forward to it for many years to come.
View Photos from the 2014 West Chester Chili Cook-Off
To view photos from the 2014 West Chester Chili Cook-Off, visit the Horizon Services’ Facebook page.
Established in 2010, Horizon Helps is a non-profit, community services organization formed by and comprised of Horizon Services employees volunteering their time to assist, support
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Discover 5 Common Drain Problems
Visit any hardware store across the country and you’ll see plenty of chemical drain cleaners and other similar products on the shelf that make it seem as if drain cleaning is a simple DYI (do-it-yourself) job. While it’s true that minor clogs can be cleared simply by using a plunger, often home-based drainage issues indicate a larger problem that needs professional attention.
If you notice the following 5 warning signs with a drain or drains in your home, you need to contact a professional right away for drain repair services.
As a homeowner, you should never underestimate the seriousness of drainage problems. A clogged or slow-moving drain might seem like a small problem, but it can quickly escalate into a much bigger issue Slow drains can indicate a variety of problems, including the early stages of a clog, pipes that have been narrowed due to mineral or grease buildup, or even improper
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