Clearwater Plumbers- January/ February 2020

Meet Nick Who’s Your Plumber Nick has been an apprentice in the plumbing field for four years. He was

inspired by a mentor who encouraged him to pursue plumbing, and he has expanded his skill set by earning his drain cleaner and residential utilities installer endorsements. He is a skilled apprentice with a high level of knowledge in the field.

Inspired by The New York Times

INGREDIENTS •

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2 eggs

2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder

1 3/4 cups milk

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Unsalted butter or canola oil, to grease skillet

Colder weather can bring warm fires and cozy socks, but it can also bring high plumbing bills if you aren’t ahead of the freezing temperatures. Winterizing your home is the best way to keep those high bills at bay. Start with your water flow. Make sure your roof, gutters, and downspouts are clear of water. You want to minimize the areas where water can freeze and expand, which can result in leaks. Next, you want to make sure your outside water supply is shut off. Freezing water that expands in your pipes will result in bursting pipes. Make sure the water lines are turned off to your outdoor faucets. Then, insulate hose bibs. Start by draining the hose bib and insulate with covers. Hose bibs left to the elements can end in them bursting. Don’t let bursting pipes ruin your winter. Take these precautionary steps and enjoy your evening by the fire. Winterize Your Home Nick also has a unique and impressive skill outside of plumbing. He is an artist, and he illustrated the cartoon, “Adventures of Otterman,” in this edition of our newsletter. He started drawing in the first grade and has been featured in an art gallery in Fort Worth. The piece that was featured in the gallery was a surrealist-style portrait. While he enjoys using a pen and sketching in black and white, his talent crosses beyond surrealist portraits and into landscapes, as well. Keep a look out for the continuing stories of Otterman from our in-house ClearWater artist!

1/4 tsp salt

1 tbsp sugar, optional

DIRECTIONS: 1. Heat a griddle or skillet to medium-low.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients (including sugar if you like a sweeter pancake). In a separate bowl, beat eggs into milk. Gently stir the liquid ingredients into the dry ones. Mix only until flour is moistened. Clumps are fine. 3. Add some butter or oil to the skillet. If the butter foams or oil shimmers, the temperature is correct. Pour in a pancake of any size, cooking until bubbles form, about 2–4 minutes.

4. Flip and cook other side for 2–4 minutes. Serve warm.

Did you know we have a quarterly raffle for the people who refer ClearWater? Every time you refer What Would You Do With an Extra $500?

us, your name gets added into the raffle. Each quarter, we draw a name, and the winner takes home $500 in cash! We will continue to add your name with every referral, so keep on referring us and give yourself the best odds. Pictured is our latest quarterly winner, Dan. He was very grateful for the extra $500 right before the holidays! What would you do with an extra $500?

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