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Make Sure Your Plumbing is Prepared for Hurricane Season

When it comes to hurricane preparedness do not forget your plumbing which can be at risk when a major storm hits.

Houston area residents that lived through Hurricane Harvey in 2017 certainly understand the catastrophic damage that these storms can wreak.

Harvey, a Category 4 hurricane, caused an estimated $125 billion in damage with 30,000 people displaced by flooding and more than 17,000 rescues made.

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Building Materials in Texas Face Increased Demand, Supply Shortages

Historic low mortgage rates, a rush of first-time home buyers, out-of-state relocations, and trend towards remodel projects during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a squeeze on building materials in Texas with increased demand and supply shortages.

“The supply channels cannot handle the demand,” Mike Dishberger, CEO of Sandcastle Homes based in Houston and former president of the Greater Houston Builders Association told the Community Impact Newspaper.

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PEX Pipes vs. Copper: Everything You Need to Know

For many Texan homeowners, the devastating February cold snap and subsequent Texas power grid failure left them with a plumbing Armageddon on their hands as frozen pipes burst across the Lonestar State.

State Farm alone received nearly 19,000 property claims within days of the frigid storm, most of them related to broken water pipes. The largest home insurer in Texas, State Farm said it had received more claims due to frozen pipes in the state than it has from across the entire U.S. in all of 2020.

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