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

How Long Will the Plumbing Pipes in My Home Last?

Monday, September 21st, 2020
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If you’re asking this question, you are already ahead of the game compared to many homeowners, who often assume the pipes in their plumbing system will last for as long as their house lasts. Since most plumbing is out of sight, it is often out of mind—and the pipes are made from metal, so nothing will happen to them.

It only takes a bit of consideration to realize this isn’t true. Metal decays and corrodes, and the daily strain on freshwater and wastewater pipes will wear them down. There are also chemicals in the water that can cause damage, as well as hard water minerals. You can expect many years of service from plumbing pipes, but eventually, they must be replaced.

So, how long will the pipes in your plumbing in Kensington, MD last?

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Why Do My Pipes Make a Loud Banging Sound?

Monday, August 24th, 2020
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It’s a jarring noise—a sudden bang or clank from the pipes in the walls of your house. It sounds like someone struck a hammer against the pipe material. In fact, that’s where the name of this phenomenon comes from: water hammer. Also known as hydraulic shock, but that’s not as fun a name, is it?

But this isn’t a fun occurrence, and you may have reason to be worried aside from the startling sensation of sudden noises from the walls. Water hammer can indicate problems with your home’s plumbing that may require calling our professionals to examine your pipes and find out what, if anything, we need to do.

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Tips for Handling a Leak

Monday, July 13th, 2020
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When you have a leak in your home you want to get it to stop no matter where it is. After all, leaks that are left alone for too long are going to create a variety of problems for your home and can even create problems for your health. To handle a leak properly, you need to have a reliable resource for your plumbing repairs in Frederick.

Our plumbing pros are great at identifying and fixing leaks in your home. The only thing you need to do is reach out for service. To do that though you need to know when to reach out. We can help with that too by telling you more about the warning signs that there is a leak in your home wreaking havoc.

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Why Are There Black Specks in My Water?

Monday, May 4th, 2020
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Sometimes, water quality issues with the water supply in a house aren’t immediately obvious. But if you notice there are black specks floating around in the water coming from your taps, your internal alarms will go off. Where are these black specks coming from? Are they dangerous? What can be done about them?

You may need a plumber in Frederick, MD to help you with your water quality problems, starting with diagnosing why you’ve got black specks in the water in the first place. You can trust our plumbers to find out what’s affecting your water supply and find solutions to it. Below are some of the common causes of this problem, but you will want to turn to a professional to get an exact answer.

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My Pipes Have Frozen! What Do I Do?

Monday, January 27th, 2020
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This is a winter nightmare so many homeowners have—water stops at one or more taps because of a frozen pipe. It often occurs in older homes with lower amounts of insulation, but even new homes aren’t immune to it.

Although frozen pipes are major plumbing problems, they don’t have to be a long-term one. Follow our advice and you should soon have water flowing again, as well as a plan for avoiding frozen pipes in the future.

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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 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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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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Careful of These Plumbing Problems

Monday, January 29th, 2018

water-handsPlumbing problems can be difficult to spot, since they often occur out of view of the homeowner. Add to that the fact that most plumbing issues start out too small to give off recognizable symptoms, and it’s no wonder that so many people don’t realize that they’re having plumbing issues until something more extreme happens. If you want to keep your plumbing system in the best possible shape, though, it’s a pretty good idea to catch problems as early as you can. How can you do that? Preventive maintenance is the best way, but it’s not the only way to catch problems with your plumbing system. If you know what to look for, you can at least confirm a problem with your system to the point where you know you need a professional to take a look at it for you. Have a look at some of the indications that you have some sort of issue with your plumbing system.

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