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

4 Problems Drain Cleaning Can Prevent

Monday, December 25th, 2023

You probably think about your home drains once a year, if that. They’re silently working out of sight and out of mind, but they incur damage and problems just like anything else you use in your home. There are a lot of problems you can prevent with your home plumbing thanks to drain cleaning in Germantown, MD. Let’s talk about some of them.

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The Hidden Cost of Ignoring Plumbing Maintenance

Monday, November 27th, 2023

Your plumbing system spans from your bathroom sink to the garbage disposal in the kitchen, the toilet to the sprinkler system outside, and all of it matters. It’s all interconnected. So what happens when you ignore maintenance in one area? It can impact your entire plumbing system in one way or another.

Having plumbing in Germantown, MD means maintenance, otherwise you risk so many individual plumbing problems that compile into one big mess. You know you should keep your maintenance appointment, but let’s detail all the reasons why.

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What Is “Kettling” In a Boiler?

Monday, December 27th, 2021
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Boilers play a crucial role in keeping you and your family comfortable during the cold season. But when these appliances start showing signs of malfunctioning, life during winter can be challenging. For this reason, it is important that you are aware of some common signs that may be warning you to an issue with your boiler.

Have you noticed any whistling sounds coming from your boiler? This could be kettling. Kettling indicates a serious issue that needs to be examined by experts in heating repair in Germantown, MD.

Here are some important details you need to know about kettling in a boiler.

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Post-Thanksgiving Drain Cleaning Is a Great Idea!

Monday, December 13th, 2021
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December means more festivities and feasting—right after you finished with one of the biggest celebratory home feasts possible, Thanksgiving. If you hosted a Thanksgiving celebration at your house this year, we’d like to make a suggestion that can help make both the end of the year and most of the new one less stressful for your plumbing in Germantown, MD: we recommend you schedule post-Thanksgiving drain cleaning with our professional plumbers.

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Common Signs You Need to Schedule Boiler Repair

Monday, November 16th, 2020
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As we gear up for another cold winter, heating systems will come on in homes all throughout Maryland and Washington, DC. If you use a boiler to heat your home, you’ll soon start enjoying the even and pleasant warmth you expect from this type of heating system.

Or … maybe you won’t. Because even with the best seasonal maintenance for a boiler, it can still malfunction and require heating repair in Germantown, MD. We don’t want you to miss out on any of the comfort you deserve from your boiler this winter, and so we’ve laid out some warning signs to look for that the boiler needs our help soon. We’re committed to giving you the best experience with your home heating system possible

Here are the top warnings that your boiler needs pros to repair it:

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Bad Smells From Plumbing: What Might Be Wrong

Monday, November 2nd, 2020
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Nobody wants their plumbing to smell bad, because nobody wants their house to smell bad. But people understand that when foul odors start wafting from drains, there may be something seriously wrong with the plumbing system. It’s about more than just a bad-smelling house.

When it comes to plumbing in Germantown, MD and the surrounding areas, our plumbers know what must be done about foul odors from plumbing. Below we’re going to look at a few of the possibilities for smelly plumbing and whether you need to call us to have repairs or other work done.

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How to Troubleshoot (Not Repair!) a Failed Furnace

Monday, October 19th, 2020
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We want to stress at the start—which is why we put it in the title—that troubleshooting a furnace is not the same thing as attempting to do a DIY repair on a furnace. You won’t be taking out a toolbox, watching a “how-to” video on YouTube, and tinkering with the inside of the furnace hoping you can correct the problem. Not only is this usually ineffective, it can also be dangerous if you have a gas furnace and may be illegal in your jurisdiction.

If you go through all the troubleshooting steps we’ve listed below, which are all safe checks you can make to see if the problem with the furnace is simple, and still have the same problem, call us for professional heating repair in Germantown, MD.

Okay, important notice out of the way … let’s see what you can do about your non-heating furnace.

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This Is an Ideal Time of Year to Have Drain Cleaning

Monday, October 5th, 2020
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We recommend that all our customers have drain cleaning done each year—and we’re here to encourage you to schedule if you haven’t already had it done for 2020. This is an important preventive measure to help care for your plumbing in Germantown, MD and it makes an immense difference in day to day convenience and for the long-term durability of the drainage system for your house.

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Get Ready for Warmer Weather Now! Schedule AC Maintenance

Monday, March 25th, 2019
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Spring is here. The warm weather may not be, but cooler temperatures usually hang around early in the season. But the arrival of spring is a sign that it’s time to prepare our homes for the arrival of warmer days.

Annual air conditioning maintenance is one essential spring upkeep job. We recommend you arrange for maintenance from an HVAC professional as early in spring as you can, since this gives you extra time before the weather warms up. You can also take advantage of the less busy schedules of HVAC technicians to arrange for maintenance on a convenient date.

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Call for Drain Cleaning Services If You Have These Symptoms

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Drain-SnakingKeeping your drains healthy and efficient is an important part of keeping your plumbing system healthy and efficient. If your drains are not operating properly, it can have wide ranging effects throughout the rest of your plumbing and sewer system. One of the best ways to make sure that your drains stay in good condition is to schedule drain cleaning services. Have a look at the signs below that you should probably call for professional drain cleaning services sooner, rather than later.

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