January 13th, 2020
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.
December 30th, 2019
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.
December 16th, 2019
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?
December 2nd, 2019
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
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
November 18th, 2019
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:
November 4th, 2019
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!
October 21st, 2019
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!
October 7th, 2019
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.
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.
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?
September 23rd, 2019
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
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.