Why You Should Only Ever Trust a Professional for Your Plumbing Job

January 13th, 2020
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Let us pose this question—would you let just anyone work on your car? You use it to commute back and forth, whether it’s to your job, your kid’s activities, or social events. If you need service work on it, and an amateur messes up, you could be without your otherwise reliable vehicle for days or even weeks. That’sinconvenient, to say the least.

Now, consider if you were without your plumbing system for days, or weeks. Could you even imagine? This means no showering, no washing dishes or clothes… you can’t even wash your hands or use the restroom. Well, that’s what you’re risking when you hire anyone less than a trained and experienced professional. If you’re still not convinced, read on as we uncover some of the main reasons you should only ever trust a pro for your plumbing job.

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4 Noises You Don’t Want Your Furnace Making

December 30th, 2019
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It would be great if someday an HVAC system was invented that made no noise at all. We can’t promise that will ever happen, though I’m sure they’ll get pretty close.

The fact is, you’re going to hear your furnace making noise as it operates. You’ll hear the air ducts fluctuating as temperatures change, and you’ll hear your furnace cycling on and shutting off, plus the whoosh of air coming through your vents.

Of course, there are some noises you don’t want to hear. Honestly, anything that’s outside of what you normally hear on a day to day basis should be cause for alarm. Below are 4 noises, in particular, that you absolutely don’t want your furnace making. If you hear any of them, please be sure to give us a call right away.

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Is Your Plumbing Protected Against Freezing Temps?

December 16th, 2019
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The holiday season is upon us, and as we all know, this can be a hectic time of the year. However, that doesn’t give you an excuse to forget about caring for your home. In fact, you may regret doing so! We’ve shared a lot of advice over the years in regards to protecting your plumbing and making sure it’s maintained properly, and we’re going to share one more—take the proper steps to prevent frozen pipes this winter!

Pipe freeze isn’t just a problem in and of itself, it’s the cause of another problem—burst pipes. The thawing process that pipes go through leads to this. Thawing creates a negative pressure buildup in the plumbing system, and that’s when they crack. As a result, you can find yourself facing property damage and potential flooding. So, what are these steps to follow to avoid pipe freeze?

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How to Keep Your Business Comfortable, Affordably

December 2nd, 2019
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With the temperatures dropping and the holiday season in full swing, it can be easy to forget about your HVAC systems, particularly depending on what type of commercial space you operate or business you run. However, thinking about your HVAC is important—after all you need to make sure your employees, tenants, guests, or customers are comfortable when they visit your space.

This is the reason we always stress the importance of routine maintenance—more on that below.

Next to keeping your commercial space comfortable, you don’t want to be spending too much money on using your HVAC equipment. After all, all occupants should be able to maintain comfort in your space without your overhead costs skyrocketing. So, how can you save?

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It’s Not Too Late to Schedule Heating Maintenance!

November 18th, 2019
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Daytime temperatures may still be relatively mild, but with temps already dropping to below zero already, the time to think about heating maintenance is now, if you haven’t scheduled it yet. HVAC maintenance is something that requires professional HVAC technicians—it’s not as simple as homeowners running through a checklist. The only maintenance task you can, and should, do on your own is swapping out the air filter when it gets too dirty and clogged.

Don’t delay calling to schedule your heating maintenance appointment. You want your heating system ready to go when winter hits in earnest. And we really want to stress why it’s important you have this service done regularly—once a year. This is the only way for you to enjoy the full benefits of such a service, which we’ll get into below. Contact us for your heating maintenance appointment today and enjoy:

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Avoid These Holiday Plumbing Woes

November 4th, 2019
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It may be hard to believe, but the holiday season is right around the corner. With that, you have lots to consider. Will you be vacationing this year? Is your heating system ready to keep you warm all winter long? Are you hosting Thanksgiving or other holiday parties this year?

This last one is what we’re going to focus on today. Hosting parties can be fun, but they can also be disastrous if you’re ill-prepared. Part of that preparation is making sure you avoid certain plumbing problems that are prevalent this time of the year. Read on to learn more about this!

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Caring for Your Tankless Water Heater

October 21st, 2019
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If you don’t already have a tankless water heater in your home, you may be wondering what all the hype is about. You’re also probably pretty used to seeing the standard, large, storage tank water heaters in most homes today. Tank water heaters need special care and maintenance, as scaling can have a negative impact on the water heater and allow for mineral buildup that clangs around noisily in the tank and causes problems with pressure, temperature, and potential corrosion.

What many people don’t realize is that as much as a tank water heater needs proper maintenance and care to fend off scaling, so too does a tankless water heater. And much of that maintenance is similar. Keep reading to learn more!

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How to Prep Your Plumbing for Winter

October 7th, 2019
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It may only be fall, but soon enough we’ll be dealing with below-freezing nights, and the need to prepare you home. More specifically, you need to prepare your plumbing.

Once our temperatures drop to 30°F and below, your pipes are in danger of freezing. This might not seem like an urgent need, however, if you’ve reached the middle of January to suddenly find yourself with a frozen or even burst pipe, you’ll wish you had taken precautionary steps.

That’s what we’re going to discuss today. We want to help you take the steps to ensure that frozen or burst pipes don’t impact your home. Taking warning now means it won’t be a concern later. The thing is, it’s not so much the frozen pipe itself that’s the problem, but what happens when that frozen pipe starts to thaw—it creates negative pressure in the pipes, and that’s what leads to burst plumbing. So, what can you do to avoid this?

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Have You Had Your Water Tested Recently?

September 23rd, 2019
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Does the water you drink and bathe with come from a city water main? If it does, and doesn’t come from a well, then you likely know that water supply goes through a treatment process before it reaches your home. The efficacy of these water treatment plans vary from city-to-city, though most are good enough to remove the majority of harmful materials from the water supply. It’s vital that you remember, however, that this water treatment process can never be 100% effective.

Your water has a long way to travel before it reaches your home. That said, there’s always a chance that some trace elements of contaminants such as lead or cyanide will make it into your home’s water supply. There is no “safe” level of exposure to these materials. If you want to add an extra layer of protection, you should consider the installation of a whole-house water treatment system.

To determine which system or which combination of systems will benefit you most, you’ll first want to have your water tested. And below, we’ve shared some signs that it’s time to call and make that water testing appointment.

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Signs You’re in Need of Plumbing Repair

September 9th, 2019

Plumbing issues can be hard to detect without the right equipment and know-how. Most of your plumbing system is hidden from view, after all, and the problems that might affect it are usually subtle to start off. This is a big part of the reason we suggest scheduling preventive maintenance at least once a year.

However, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the warning signs that your plumbing system is having a problem. On the off chance that a problem does occur between maintenance sessions, you’ll be able to detect it quickly so you can call for professional repairs. Read on to learn more about the symptoms of plumbing problems.

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