Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Blog: Archive for November, 2016

Common Holiday Hazards Facing Your Drains

Monday, November 28th, 2016

As temperatures decline and we steadily progress through fall and closer to winter, there’s no denying that it’s time to make sure your home is ready for the holidays. A big part of this is ensuring that your plumbing system is in good shape. The holidays typically mean big meals and lots of guests.

Therefore, the incorrect disposal of fats, oils, and grease (FOG), the overuse of garbage disposals, and even the improper or excessive disposal of paper waste in your bathrooms can result in clogged drains, leading to the need for an emergency plumbing call. Fortunately, you may be able to prevent holiday hazards with your drains altogether. Keep reading to learn more.

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Hydro-Jetting: 3 Reasons You Need This Essential Service!

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Your sewer system is likely not something you give a whole lot of thought to on a regular basis. However, this system is essential to maintaining a healthy and hygienic home by ridding your plumbing system of wastewater. If your drains and/or sewer line become clogged, it can create serious consequences, and cleaning your pipes is something that should be left to the professionals.

One of the most effective and efficient ways to clean your drains and sewer line is with hydro-jetting—an innovative method of scouring debris and gunk away from the walls of your pipes and leaving you with a thoroughly cleaned plumbing system. We’ve shared below three scenarios that indicate you may need this aggressive form of drain cleaning.

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Help! My Furnace Won’t Stay On

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Temperatures have certainly dropped in recent weeks, necessitating the use of our heating systems. Hopefully, you had maintenance completed before this heating season began to take care of any adjustments or repairs that might have been necessary. If not, it’s not too late to schedule an appointment now!

Regardless of whether you had maintenance done or not, when your furnace stops working as it should, you naturally want a quick solution. One of the most common service calls we get is in regards to furnaces that won’t stay lit. There are a number of potential causes for this—keep reading to discover a few.

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Common Radiant Heating Repair Issues

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Radiant heating systems involve a series of metal tubes placed beneath the flooring of your home, surrounded by reflective tiles to better conduct heat. Hot water is run through the tubes, evenly heating the floor and sending warmth up through the furnishings and feet of any occupants in the home.

A big reason people love radiant heating systems is that they provide steady heating and they don’t cost an arm and a leg to run. They also aren’t prone to as many issues as perhaps a forced-air furnace would be. They are not indestructible, though. Keep reading to learn about the common radiant heating repair issues we often receive calls for.

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