Nobody was prepared for the
Big Texas Freeze of 2021!
Take action now to be ready this winter.
Don’t let the winter weather put the chill on your plumbing or irrigation business.
Winter is Here! That means seasonal preparation for your plumbing or irrigation business and helping your customers plan and protect their pipes and systems in advance, or fixing them when they fail. Either way, Sims has all the supplies and expert support you need to get your jobs done quickly and successfully.
The right heat tape and pipe insulation can make a difference this winter. Some of our recommended products include:
Pipe Wrap Insulation Kit: Frost King’s Pipe Wrap Insulation Kit is a fiberglass and plastic insulation kit that can keep your pipes warm all winter long. It’s a simple and effective way to insulate pipes of all diameters. You also get overwrapping electric heat cables to prevent water pipe freezing. Each kit includes a roll of ½” thick fiberglass plus a length of plastic vapor barrier overwrap.
Part# SP41X/12 – 1/2X3X25′ FIBERGLASS INSULATION
Part #SP46 – 1/2X6X25′ FIBERGLASS INSULATION
Water Pipe Heat Cable: Designed for use on plastic or metal cold water lines, FrostKing’s Water Pipe Heat Cable helps keep pipes from freezing. It’s effective to -38 degrees Fahrenheit. It can also help thaw frozen pipes. A power indicator light lets you know its working.
Part# HC6A – 6′ HEAT TAPE FROST KING
Part #HC12A – 12′ HEAT TAPE FROST KING
Part #HC18A – 18′ HEAT TAPE FROST KING
Part #HC24A – 24′ HEAT TAPE FROST KING
Part #HC30A – 30′ HEAT TAPE FROST KING
Pipe Wrap Insulation Tape: Made by FrostKing, this Pipe Wrap Insulation Tape is a simple, one-stop way to insulate both hot and cold pipes. Stop wasteful heat loss and avoid sweaty pipes that cause mold. The tape can also dampen sounds and vibrations throughout the home.
Part# FV15H – 2″X1/8″X15′ FOIL PIPE INSULATION
Part #FV30 – 2″X1/8″X30′ FOIL PIPE INSULATION
Split Insulation Tube: Simple and effective, this 2” split insulation tube is a quick and easy way to insulate your pipes.
Part #118BT – 3/4″ SPLIT INSULATION 3/8″ WALL
Part #138BT – 1″ SPLIT INSULATION 3/8″ WALL
Part #158BT – 1-1/4″ SPLIT INSULATION 3/8 WALL
Part#238 BT – 2″ SPLIT INSULATION 3/8″ WALL
Part #278CT – 2-1/2″ SPLIT INSULATION 1/2 WALL
Part #2BT – 1-1/2″ SPLIT INSULATION 3/8 WALL
Part #312CT – 3″ SPLIT INSULATION 1/2″ WALL
Part #412CT – 4″ SPLIT INSULATION 1/2″ WALL
Part #78BT – 1/2″ SPLIT INSULATION 3/8″ WALL
Frost King is the most trusted name in home insulation. The company’s products protect your home from your basement to your roof, from your doors to your windows, and everywhere in between.
Popular Frost King products include weather-stripping, window kits, pipe and duct insulation, heat cables and roof cables, garage accessories, air conditioner accessories, and gutter accessories, among others.
Armacell is a German industrial foam and insulation material manufacturer. They sell insulation, component foam, structural foam, and other specialized insulation materials.
If you need insulation with 25/50 fire ratings, antimicrobial protection, and other unique characteristics, then Armacell is one of the world’s most trusted suppliers.
All contractors are licensed septic and irrigation contractors.
If you would like to be added to our Contractor Spotlight List – please contact Sims Plastics and let us know! We will be rotating the companies on this list in future Focal*Points Issues.
Bulls Septic – 432-202-9177 – Odessa/Midland
J&B services – 432-260-0092 – Odessa/Midland
Terrett Septic – 432-684-6427 – Odessa/Midland
Bobby Stalvey – 432-684-7143 – Odessa/Midland
Quality Construction – 254-829-0001 – Waco
Brookshire Septic – 254-744-0194 – Waco
Jernan Construction – 254-848-4848 – Waco
Petra Services – 432-634-0439 – Odessa/Midland
Hart Irrigation – 432-238-2310 – Odessa/Midland
RRAM Scapes – 432-638-9400 – Odessa/Midland
CLS Clements – 432-520-4657 – Odessa/Midland
CGW Lawn Sprinkler – 254-723-8278 – Waco
Rain on Demand – 254-855-7106 – Waco
Talbert Irrigation – 254-218-3517 – Waco
TIPS & TRICKS
Below are some tips that you can use with your customers to help them prepare for the colder winter weather. Here are a few ideas on how you can use these tips to add value to your customers or as a prospecting tool for your business:
1. Print out the preformatted tips page and give it to your customers when you show up to give an estimate, to provide services, or mail it along with your invoice if you’ve already finished a job.
2. Email the preformatted tips page to any of your existing customers as a reminder on winterization along with a message that you would be happy to handle their winterization for them, or offer the tips alongside a pre-packaged winterization service where you offer to handle these things for them for a set cost.
3. Offer these tips to local HOA or neighborhood associations for use in their newsletter or to post on their message boards along with your contact information in case residents need help with their plumbing or irrigation projects.
Protect Home Plumbing & Irrigation with 8 Simple Tips
Nobody was prepared for the Texas freeze of 2021. There’s no better time than now to prepare for the next big freeze.
• Frozen water causes pipes to expand. Even if pipes don’t burst, the ice can cause significant
• Water in pipes sticks and freezes in tight spaces. This ice causes pipes to burst, leading to water
damage and forcing replacement. Replacements and repairs are expensive.
• By being proactive, you can avoid these issues.
Here are our top 8 recommended ways to protect your irrigation systems this winter:
Tip #1: Disconnect hoses and drain water lines.
Tip #2: Dress up faucets and outdoor pipes using insulation.
Tip #3: Flush toilets in your home, and continue flushing until the water in the tank of the toilet is completely gone. Turn on the faucets in sinks, showers, and bathtubs to completely drain the water.
Tip #4: Circulate warm air. Open cabinet doors beneath the kitchen and bathroom sinks to allow warm air to reach the pipes.
Tip #5: Prevent cold from entering your home in the first place! Keep the garage door closed. It prevents cold air from affecting plumbing on bordering walls.
Tip #6: Insulate pipes. If plumbing runs through exterior walls, crawlspaces, attics, and other uninsulated spaces, then it needs extra protection. Wrap pipes in foam insulation (ideally with a layer of electrical tape underneath).
Tip #7: Use heat cable along pipes before covering with pipe insulation. It provides extra protection in unheated spaces (like a crawlspace, garage, or attic). Insulation isn’t designed to withstand long-term cold temperatures on its own. In fact, insulation could prevent warm air from reaching the pipes if not partnered with heat cable.
Tip #8: Before winter, inspect your home’s exterior. Look for cracks or holes. Fill those imperfections with spray foam insulation and caulking. It helps stop cold air from reaching your pipes.