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WEST JORDAN, Utah, December 31, 2020 (Gephardt Daily / Bill’s Marketplace / sponsored) – John Holland, owner and operator of All Utah Plumbing, Heating and Air, checked the weather forecast and shook his head.
“Time to get a new set of long johns,” said John with a smile. “The weatherman in the white coat has just said that it will be 15 degrees overnight. He said it gets colder than a well builder’s knowledge! “
“He didn’t say that,” Ms. Crystal exclaimed, snapping at John with her tea towel as he walked over to a pot of chili that was boiling on the stove.
“OK, maybe he didn’t say that in so many words, but believe me,” John said, breaking off a piece of French bread as he “checked the chilli” on the spot. Something he said was his “duty” as a man: “It’s going to be lively and we’re going to get calls. It’s the season for furnace repairs and replacements, after all. That goes for boilers too, ”said John.
“You see, when the winter weather comes, your whole household gets stressed. Oven and boiler systems obviously work harder when people turn up the heat. People tend to shower longer and hotter, so the water heaters can get a workout and also fail. “
“What about frozen pipes?” Asked Crystal. “Is it going to get that cold?”
“Frozen pipes can be a problem, but we don’t have the problems with them that we used to have. Most of the houses are now adequately insulated. People generally know that if it gets very, very cold for a day or two, they will run a drop of water. They also know that they need to open the door under the sink so that some warm air can circulate and the pipes don’t freeze. “
John Holland, owner / operator of All Utah Plumbing, Heating & Air
“What other repair calls are you expecting?” Asked Crystal. “Do people have more drainage and sewer blockages when the weather turns cold?”
“Yes, they do. And I’m telling you it can cost a lot if you can’t pinpoint the blockage. The last thing you want to do is dig a trench in frozen ground to replace a sewer line. Only to find out that it was actually a clog that could have been fixed beforehand by cleaning sewer or drain, which my team is really good at. Speaking of which.
“That’s why we invested in our HD color camera system so that we can visually check drains and sewers from a house to the street. That way, we kind of know what we’re getting into … and we can maybe save the homeowner a lot. So from money.
“We also know that large repair and replacement costs, especially unexpected ones, can put a strain on the household budget. Because of this, we are always informed in advance of the cost of jobs and always strive for repairs before suggesting a replacement. If we have to go this way and the customer needs help, we can almost always sort everything out. “
“By the way,” said John, grabbing another piece of bread as the chilli fluttered to the boil. “I only confirm the results of my first taste test because I take my husband’s duties in this regard very, very seriously. ”
“You have duties, don’t you?” Replied Crystal, “I think it’s time for the towel.”
“I think it’s time to go,” said John, walking to the door.
“I think you might be right,” replied Crystal, eyeing the chili itself.
“Don’t let the door hit you if you know what,” she laughed. “I’ll see you when you get home!”
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