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Ways to Save: Home Protection

Leaky plumbing or broken water lines can cause expensive and frustrating water damage. That’s why we offer home protection programs and helpful plumbing tips to save you money and protect your home from potential water damage.

Protect Your Pipes During Severe Winter Weather

The single-digit temperatures and negative wind chills forecasted for next week can cause all sorts of problems—your plumbing included.

How to Thaw a Frozen Water Pipe

The low temperatures and cold winds of winter can make your water pipes susceptible to freezing, especially ones located in unheated or exterior areas of your home. And if a frozen pipes bursts, it can cause flooding and serious damage.

Avoid Costly Winter Plumbing Leaks

Winter’s cold temperatures can make your home’s plumbing more prone to leaks. And an average household leak can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted per year!

How to Winterize Your Plumbing

Winter weather will be here before you know it. And once temperatures drop, your water pipes and meter can be susceptible to freezing. Frozen pipes cause expensive, frustrating, and unnecessary damage.

What You Can Do About Lead: Flush, Clean, Consume Cold

Cleveland Water takes several steps to reduce lead in our system and keep your water safe, including treatment optimizationregular monitoring, and engineering controls. These efforts have been successful at reducing the potential for exposure to lead from water.

There are also actions that our customers can take to reduce the risk of exposure if lead is found in service lines, plumbing, or fixtures. These will ensure the highest quality drinking water comes out of your tap.

What You Can Do About Lead: Check, Test, Date

Like many older water systems, some homes and businesses in the Cleveland Water System may have lead service lines or connections. To know the potential for lead in your home’s plumbing system, follow these steps.

New Name, Same Great Service for Home Protection Programs

On October 27, Cleveland Water’s home protection programs currently administered by Dominion Products and Services, Inc. will be transferred to HomeServe USA Repair Management Corp. The transition will be seamless to customers enrolled in these programs, who will continue to receive great customer service and access to prompt and reliable repair services with HomeServe.

What is Hard Water and Should You Worry About It?

One of the many properties of water is hardness. Hardness is a measure of the amount of minerals, primarily calcium and magnesium, dissolved in water. The term hardness was originally applied to water that was hard to wash in, referring to how easy or hard it was for soap to create a lather. In short, the more calcium and magnesium in the water, the harder it is to make suds.

Going on Vacation? Do This for the Best Quality Water When You Return

Going on vacation? We bet you’ll miss the taste of Cleveland Water. When you return there is an important step that you should take to ensure the water you love is the best possible quality: flushing your plumbing.

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