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

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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Make Sure You Schedule Drain Cleaning This Winter

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

drainThere’s a lot to do to get your home ready for the winter season. One of those things, though you may not have thought of it too much, is scheduling drain cleaning. If your drains are in good shape, the rest of your plumbing system will benefit. If the drains are clogged, it will cause problems throughout the system. Have a look at some of the signs that you should call for drain cleaning this winter, and what can happen if you don’t.

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How to Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Frozen-PipeMost people become concerned with keeping themselves warm during the winter season. That’s a perfectly valid thing to worry about, but you should also be careful to keep your pipes warm as the temperature starts to drop. If the vulnerable pipes in your home are not properly protected, they might freeze if the weather gets too cold. That can cause all kinds of issues for you as the winter wears on. So, have a look at some of the ways that you can stop your pipes from freezing this winter.

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2 Ways to Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing During Winter

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Frozen pipes are a common issue during the winter, one that can cause quite a bit of damage if it isn’t dealt with. As the water in the pipes freezes and expands, it puts pressure on the walls of the pipe. This can eventually result in leaks, and even pipe ruptures. If you want to protect your pipes from freezing this winter, there are a couple of different things that you can do. Read on to find out how to prevent your pipes from freezing this winter.

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The Importance of Annual Plumbing Inspections

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Your plumbing system is a pretty important part of your home. Many different appliances that you use every day rely on the plumbing system in order to keep operating. So, it’s a good idea to make sure that your plumbing system stays in good condition for as long as possible. One of the easiest ways to do that is to make sure that you schedule annual plumbing inspection services. Read on to find out how annual inspections can help you.

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The Problem of Backflow

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Have you ever been washing your hands, or taking a shower, and suddenly found yourself covered in tepid, disgusting water? That’s because of a problem called “backflow,” which is both disgusting and damaging to your home. Fortunately, there’s a way to deal with backflow by installing a backflow prevention device. Let’s take a look at why backflow happens, and what to do about it.

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Why You Should Have Your Plumbing Inspected Once a Year

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

With something like a heater or air conditioner, it’s usually pretty easy to tell when it’s having a problem. Odd sounds, loss of output, and the like are all pretty easily recognizable symptoms of a problem with HVAC systems. With plumbing, however, it can be quite a bit more difficult to identify issues that need to be addressed. Read on to find out more about common plumbing problems, and why you need to have your plumbing inspected at least once a year.

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3 Signs That You Have a Plumbing Problem

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Plumbing problems are more difficult to diagnose than those in other systems in your home. This is primarily because your plumbing system is largely hidden from you, in the walls and floors of your home. If your plumbing pipes develop problems, you won’t really be able to visually inspect them like you would a heater or air conditioner. Despite their subtle natures, plumbing problems can still be detected before they do too much damage if you know what to look for. The following are 3 warning signs that you have a plumbing problem.

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Why You Should Consider Installing a Sump Pump

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

We may be moving into summer right now, but the threat of basement or crawlspace flooding is still very real for many people. If you have a basement or crawlspace that floods frequently, you know how incredibly frustrating and damaging it can be. Fortunately, there is a way to drastically reduce the chances of parts of your home flooding. Let’s take a look at the sump pump, and the benefits of installing one.

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What is Backflow Testing, and Why Does it Matter?

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Have you ever noticed water coming back up out of your drains? Not a clog, where water just refuses to drain, but a situation where water is actively flowing backwards through the system. If so, you have a backflow problem. Backflow is a serious issue that can cause serious damage, prompting thousands of dollars in repairs. Read on to find out more about backflow, and how you can prevent it from happening to you.

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