Make Sure You Have Your Air Conditioner Tuned-Up This Season!

May 21st, 2018

air-conditioner-technicianHey, know what’s a really horrible feeling? Having your air conditioner break down on you in the middle of a heatwave. Want to stop that from happening to you? The best way to guard against it is by scheduling preventive maintenance for your system. Read on to find out more about why it’s so important to schedule a tune-up for your air conditioner this season.

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Careful of These Threats to Your Water Line

May 7th, 2018

water-lineOf all the various parts of your plumbing system, the most important is the water line. All water that flows into your home, whether from a well or from a city water main, flows through this pipe first. So, if you want your plumbing system to continue operating as smoothly as possible, it’s a good idea to make sure that your water line stays healthy. Part of doing that is familiarizing yourself with the signs that your water line is in trouble, and knowing when to call for repairs. Below are some of the more typical issues that your water line may run into, and what you should do about them.

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Keep Your Indoor Air Quality High This Summer With These Tips

May 7th, 2018

clean-air-filterWhen summer arrives, you’re probably going to be spending time and effort making sure that the inside of your home is cool and comfortable. While you’re cranking your air conditioner and enjoying the cool air, though, you should also be aware that there are other factors you should consider. The quality of the air in your home absolutely has an effect on your health and comfort, so it’s in your best interest to make sure it’s as high as possible. Follow the tips below to keep your indoor air quality high this summer.

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Ominous Indications That You Need Drain Cleaning

April 23rd, 2018

drainYou may not think about the drains in your home too often. However, that doesn’t mean they’re unimportant. Just like every part of your plumbing system, your drains serve a crucial role in making sure that everything runs smoothly. Fortunately, drains don’t have a long list of things that can go wrong with them. You really only have clogs and corrosion to worry about when it comes to drain issues, and clogs are by far the more common of the two. Still, neglecting signs that your drain is clogging is not a good idea. Make sure that you call for professional drain cleaning services right away if you notice the following signs that you need drain cleaning services.

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Indications That Your Air Conditioner is in Trouble

April 11th, 2018

air-conditionerBefore too long, you’re going to be using your air conditioner on a regular basis to keep your home comfortable. Along with that added usage is going to come added strain on the system, which will make it more likely for problems of various kinds to develop with it. Hopefully, you have already scheduled preventive maintenance for your air conditioner to resolve any preexisting problems with the system. Even if you have, though, you still need to keep an eye out for signs that your air conditioner is malfunctioning in some way.

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Why is My Furnace Making Weird Noises?

April 9th, 2018

Furnace-TechHopefully, you’ve been staying vigilant for any signs that your furnace is having trouble over the last few months. The faster you can identify signs that your furnace is malfunctioning in some way, the faster you can have it fixed. One of the more obvious warning signs that something isn’t quite right with your furnace is if the system is making strange noises while it’s operating. If your furnace is doing this, you should call for repairs as soon as you can. The following are some of the more common noises that indicate a problem with the system.

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How to Tell if You Have a Leak in Your Plumbing

March 26th, 2018

Frozen-PipeThe plumbing system is one of the most difficult systems in the average home to keep in good condition. This is mainly because the majority of the system is located out of sight, making it difficult to diagnose issues with it without professional equipment and training. By the time you do notice that something is wrong with your plumbing system, it is often too late to prevent the damage the problem has caused.

The best way to make sure that your plumbing system stays in good condition is to schedule preventive maintenance for it at least once a year. In-between those appointments, though, there are still things you can do to make sure that your system stays healthy. Read on to find out more about how to detect plumbing leaks between maintenance appointments.

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Replace Your Water Heater if It’s Having These Issues

March 19th, 2018

water-heater-installationWater heaters are built to last quite a long time, but they don’t last indefinitely. No matter how well you take care of your system, at some point you’re going to need a new one. If you know the signs that your water heater is on its last legs, you can replace it before it has the chance to fail completely. Have a look at the symptoms below to help determine whether or not your water heater is in need of replacement.

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Now Might Be a Good Time to Upgrade to a New Thermostat

March 14th, 2018

ThermostatHopefully, you’re already getting your home ready for cooling season. If not, then now would be a good time to start doing things like scheduling preventive maintenance for your air conditioning system. Aside from that, though, now might also be a good time to upgrade your thermostat. Let’s have a look at some of the options for thermostats that you can install in your home, and the advantages that each can offer you.

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2 Surefire Ways to Destroy Your Water Heater

February 26th, 2018

water-heater-repairNormally, we write about ways to protect your various home systems on this blog. We’re in a more whimsical mood today, though. Since it’s a Monday, and you’re reading a plumbing blog, we figured we’d spice things up a bit by telling you the two best ways to make sure that your water heater lives as short and ineffective a life as possible. In short: DON’T DO THESE THINGS! Let’s get started.

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