Monthly Archives: July 2017

What Causes Pipes to Burst in the Summer and How to Prevent Them

Burst pipes are typically a concern in the winter, due to freezing temperatures. Unfortunately, your pipes are not safe just because it is summer. Here are some reasons your pipes can burst during the warmer months and what you can do to stop it from happening!Burst

Older Pipes
Pipes will degrade and deteriorate over time, like most things. Metal pipes are especially susceptible to corrosion, while plastic pipes break down naturally over time. When the pipes in your home age, they slowly lose their ability to handle the pressures they are constantly subjected to. As your pipes deteriorate, they become more and more likely to burst. Your best defense against aging pipes is to replace them before they fail you. 

Pipe Erosion and Corrosion
When your pipes erode or corrode, they create weak spots in your piping. These weak spots are vulnerable and more likely to leak and burst because they can no longer withstand the water pressure. Stay ahead of erosion and corrosion by having your pipes inspected annually.

Also, keep in mind that hot water has the potential of causing the soil around your outdoor pipes to move, which can damage and even break the pipes. This is especially true when the weather is dryer. While this typically is a larger concern for water mains found in the street, the pipes leading up to your home is also vulnerable. If you are concerned about your outdoor pipes, you can have one of our expert plumbers come to your home and assess your risks.

Clogged Pipes
A burst pipe is just one of the concerns caused by a clogged pipe. If your water happens to have a high mineral content, you may have extra reasons to be concerned. Over time, mineral deposits will build up in your pipes. This build up reduces the area in your pipes, restricting water flow and increasing pressure. In cases when the pressure exceeds the pipe’s threshold, it can cause the pipe to burst. If you happen to live in an area where the water has a higher mineral count, also known as hard water, having a water softener installed by one of our expert plumbers is an effective method to protect your pipes. Water softeners are designed to remove most of the minerals in your water and help prevent your pipes from clogging.

Poorly Installed Pipes
Unfortunately, not every plumber has as high standards as we do and poorly installed pipes are at a greater risk of failure, leaks and bursting. Whether they are improperly soldered, poorly insulated or inadequately supported, if your pipes were not installed correctly, you could be in for some unpleasant surprises. If you have any concerns about how your pipes were installed, call us at 
(866) 844-3770, to have your plumbing system inspected by a true plumbing professional. 

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Ready for a New Career? Then Join Us for Our Job Fair on August 10th!

Want to know what it is like to work for one of the fastest growing companies in the St. Louis Metro East area? Are you looking for a long-term career with a company that values teamwork and promotes a fun working atmosphere? Well, look no further! We are Tiger Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical Services and we are having a job fair this August 10th at 5:30 p.m.

About Us:

We have been in business since 1993 and we are a growing and stable company. We were named as a Best Place to work in Illinois and a Top Work Place in the St. Louis area two years in a row.

-We offer

  • Top pay
  • Paid vacation, holidays and sick time
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Retirement package
  • Company vehicle with fuel provided
  • Year-round work
  • On-going training 
  • An employee retention program, where after six years of being with Tiger, you will receive a bonus check worth 3.5% of your average annual salary.

Event Information:

Want to join our growing team? Then join us for our job fair, on August 10th, at our Collinsville location. This event is perfect for anyone looking for a long-term career. We have a variety of opportunities available and we need people like you!

So whether you’re unemployed, underemployed or you’re just looking for a change, join us at 5:30 p.m. sharp on August 10th, and learn about the benefits that come with being a member of Team Tiger!

Job Fair Details:

Date: August 10th

Time: 5:30 p.m. sharp!

Location: 1902 Vandalia St. Suite 100

Collinsville, IL 62234

Bring your resume and any questions you may have for our management team.

If you have any questions contact Amber Jackson at amber.jackson@trusttiger.com or
call 618-578-5944

 Job Fair

If you have any plumbing, heating, cooling or electrical needs, simply call us at:

(866) 844-3770

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We Are Accepting Submissions for July’s Bumper Sticker Drawing!

Sabrina H. won June’s Bumper Sticker Drawing! Congratulations!

July's Bumper Sticker Drawing

Submissions for July’s Bumper Sticker Drawing are now being accepted. Continue reading to learn how you can enter!

Place a TrustTiger.com bumper sticker on your vehicle and receive $50 off your next service call.

Plus, you can enter a monthly drawing to win $200 cash! Each month submit a new photo of our bumper sticker on your vehicle with a different background to our Facebook Page and be entered to win. You can enter to win multiple times throughout the year!

Contest Rules:

-The sticker must be attached to your bumper.

-To enter the monthly drawing you must submit a new photo of our bumper sticker on your vehicle with a different background each month.

-Submissions can be sent to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TrustTiger/) via private message or you can email them to Amber Jackson at amber.jackson@trusttiger.com.

-Photos must be submitted by the 28th of each month and winners will be announced by the first Friday of each month.

-Only original photos are eligible to enter the drawing. Photos cannot be duplicated.

Call (866)844-3770 to learn how you can receive your own Bumper Sticker, or you can send an email inquiry to amber.jackson@trusttiger.com

Thank You and Good Luck on This Month’s Bumper Sticker Drawing!

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