Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Gaithersburg’

Plumbing Basics: How a Bathroom Toilet Works

Monday, February 25th, 2019

The toilet. It’s not a piece of equipment in a home people talk about much, but it’s also about as essential as home equipment gets. Few indoor plumbing inventions are better than the toilet, after all!

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Any plumber in Germantown, MD or the surrounding areas who’s worth hiring knows all about the design and workings of a toilet so they can repair them. But how much do you know about how a toilet works? If you’re interested—and knowing this can help you understand when it’s time to call for plumbing help—we’ve got a short rundown on the basics of the modern bathroom toilet and the different models.

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Be Aware of These Plumbing Issues This Season

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

house-on-snowy-nightThe end of the year is a busy time. There are joys and there are hassles. One common hassle in homes is with the plumbing. Extra guests and feasting can often mean plumbing fiascoes requiring the service of a professional plumber.

We’d like you to enjoy a fun and festive end of the year and a clean start to the next. Below we’ve put together a list of plumbing problems to watch out for at this time of year so you’ll know to call for service before things get any worse. Prompt repairs means easier and better repairs—and more free time to enjoy the season.

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How to Prepare Your Home for Heating Season

Monday, November 19th, 2018

calendar-scheduling-bookOutside temperatures are dropping and winter is ready to settle in. Now is the time to ensure your home is prepared for months of chilly and icy weather—the “heating season.” With the right home heating services in Gaithersburg, VA, you should be able to enjoy a trouble-free season with a heater that won’t let you down or run up your bills higher than they should be.

What Steps Do I Need to Take to Prep the Heater for Winter?

There are a few basic tasks to take care of for the best and safest performance from your heater in the coming winter, whether you use a furnace, boiler, or heat pump.

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How to Tell If You’ve Got Plumbing Problems

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Burst-PipePlumbing issues can be difficult to detect outside of professional maintenance appointments, since the system they’re affecting is mostly out of sight. Even if you schedule preventive maintenance for your plumbing system on a regular basis, though, you still need to keep an eye out for signs that there are problems developing between appointments. Have a look at the issues below to help determine whether or not your plumbing system is in trouble.

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How to Keep Your Plumbing System as Healthy as Possible

Monday, July 30th, 2018

plumbing-maintenancePlumbing systems can be pretty difficult to keep in good condition, considering most of them are hidden from sight. Most plumbing issues also develop pretty slowly over time, only becoming obvious once they’ve had plenty of time to cause damage to the surrounding area. Still, if you know what you’re doing there are ways that you can keep your plumbing system pretty healthy over the years. Have a look at the tips below that will help you keep your plumbing system healthy for as long as possible.

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Still Using Store Bought Drain Cleaners? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Drain-SnakingWhat do you do when you find that one of the drains in your home has clogged? Do you reach for the drain cleaner under your sink? Don’t! That’s actually the worst thing you can do for the health of your drains. It will solve the problem in the short term, but it will only magnify the problems that you’ll face later. Have a look below at why you shouldn’t be using store-bought drain cleaners, and why you should call for professional drain cleaning services instead.

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Ominous Indications That You Need Drain Cleaning

Monday, 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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How to Tell if You Have a Leak in Your Plumbing

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Wednesday, 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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