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During the winter months, you must take preventative measures to ensure that your hot water continues to flow throughout the season. This video explains a few different tips that will keep your pipes working.
Keep the cabinet doors beneath your sinks open to allow heat to move more freely around your pipes. For pipes located in garages or crawlspaces, it helps to wrap them in insulation or hang a utility lamp near them. A 100-watt bulb should heat the pipes enough to keep them warm during the winter.
For more winter plumbing tips, call A Tool Shed at (831) 359-4769 or visit our website. Since 1945, we have provided northern Californians with sales and rentals of new and used equipment. Stop by one of our six convenient locations to learn more about us today.
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During the winter, roofs can leak, heaters can break, and numerous other problems can occur around the house. To avoid these issues, it’s essential to know how to properly winterize your home. For some helpful home winterization tips, read through the brief guide below or contact your nearby equipment rental company in San Jose:
Change Furnace Filter
Your furnace has the important job of providing warmth to your home when the weather is cold. To stay comfortable, you have to make sure that you keep your furnace running properly by changing out the filter often. All you have to do is locate the filter compartment in your HVAC system, take the old filter out, and put the new one in. For the best results, it’s recommended that you replace the filter at least once a month during the winter.
Protect Outside Pipes
In colder weather, pipes and faucets located on the outside of the house can freeze and burst, causing property damage. Though this issue is rare in the San Jose area, you can bring the risk down to zero by insulating your exterior pipes. To do this, simply clean off any grime from pipes and wrap them with fiberglass insulation or a thick towel. If the temperature is expected to drop significantly, turn on outside faucets slightly to prevent freezing.
Insulate the Attic
Attics are often poorly insulated, allowing cold air to come into the house and heated air to escape during the winter months. To prevent this from happening in your home, install more insulation in the attic. Ask a home insulation expert to evaluate your existing insulation and help you install more.
Whether you are installing insulation or wrapping your house’s pipes, A Tool Shed of San Jose has all the equipment you need. To browse our large inventory of rental tools, stop by one of our six locations or visit our website. If you are looking for a specific tool and want to know if we have it in stock, call us today at (831) 359-4769.
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Air compressors are tools that can power many different types of equipment, including nail guns and sanders. In general, there are two basic types of air compressors: piston compressors and screw compressors. The first type has a piston that moves up and down. When the piston is in the down position, air comes into the chamber through an intake valve. When the piston is in the up position, the intake valve closes and the air is compressed, creating pressure. The second type of compressor, the screw variety, is slightly different and consists of two screws that move next to one another in different directions. This motion causes outside air to get sucked into the chamber and become compressed by the two screws, creating pressurized air.
If you need to rent an air compressor or other tool for a project, visit one of A Tool Shed’s six San Jose locations today. We have a large selection of air compressors, automotive tools, and other equipment available for rent or purchase. Talk to one of friendly employees by calling (831) 359-4769.
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Failing to winterize a home can cause a number of serious problems, including considerable water damage. If you are not sure how to properly winterize your home, you should watch this short video.
A home improvement professional talks about the importance of home winterization and gives viewers some helpful tips on protecting their homes in the winter. By cleaning leaves and debris from your gutters, you can prevent water from damaging your roof during the winter months. For more helpful ideas, check out the video.
In the San Jose area, there is no equipment rental company better than A Tool Shed. We have all the tools you need for winterizing your home at our six convenient locations. Call our main office at (831) 359-4769 for more information today.