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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 weather man in the white coat has just said that it will be 15 degrees overnight. He said it’ll be 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,” said John, 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’ll get calls. After all, it’s the season for furnace repairs and replacements. That goes for kettles 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 work out and also fail. “
“What about frozen pipes?” Asked Crystal. “Will it 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 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 tell 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 really is a blockage 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 weigh on the household budget. Because of this, we are always informed in advance of the cost of orders 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 boil. “I’m just confirming 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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