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How to Tell if You Have a Plumbing Problem

September 18th, 2017

floodingOne of the biggest issues with plumbing systems is their tendency to develop problems without any warning. Not that plumbing issues tend to suddenly jump out and ruin the system (though sometimes that does happen). It’s more that plumbing issues develop slowly, subtly, without being noticed by homeowners.

Without professional training and equipment, most of these issues will go unnoticed until they develop far enough to cause serious issues. By the time you notice them, they will cost a lot more to repair than if they had been caught earlier. There are ways to detect plumbing issues a bit earlier, though, if you know what to look for. Let’s go over some of the ways you can identify whether or not you need professional plumbing services quickly.

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Water Heater Problems You Need to Know About

September 4th, 2017

tank-water-heater-repairWater heaters are built to last, even under extreme pressure. Which is good, because the water heater is one of the hardest working appliances in the average home. If you have a tank water heater, as most people do, then your system never really turns off. It operates in some capacity at all times, 24/7, in order to maintain a standing supply of hot water for whenever you need it. All that use can create a lot of problems over the years, which is why it’s a good idea to make sure you’re familiar with the warning signs that you need to call for repairs.

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Water Heater Problems You Need to Know About

August 21st, 2017

water-heaterWater heaters are built to last, but they’re not immune to problems. Years of wear and tear from normal use will, sooner or later, cause problems to crop up. Professional preventive maintenance goes a long way towards lowering the chances of problems developing. Still, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the signs that your water heater is in trouble.  The faster you can tell that your water heater is in trouble. The faster you can have it repaired and the better off it will be.

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The Pros and Cons of Different Drain Cleaning Methods

August 7th, 2017

drain-cleaningThere are two things that you need to know about drain cleaning. The first thing is that it’s necessary to keep your drain and sewer system in good condition. You should be scheduling cleaning for your drain and sewer system at least once every year. This prevents clogs from forming, removes any blockages that might already be present in the system, and generally keeps things flowing smoothly.

The second thing that you need to know about drain cleaning is that you should always have a professional handle it for you. Store bought drain cleaners are effective, but the reason they are is because they use lots of corrosive chemicals. Aside from being potentially dangerous to handle, these chemicals corrode the very pipes that they’re supposed to be helping, causing them to require replacement potentially years sooner than they otherwise would have.

Professional plumbers use non-corrosive methods for drain cleaning, which is why it’s a good idea to trust them to take care of yours. If you’re curious about the specific techniques used for professional drain cleaning, take a look below.

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Replace Your Water Heater if It’s Doing These Things

July 24th, 2017

tank-water-heaterIf you take proper care of your water heater, you can expect to get quite a few years of service out of it. Eventually, though, you’re going to need to replace the system with a new one. You probably don’t want to wait for the system to fail completely before replacing it, as that could potentially leave you without hot water for an extended period of time. Instead, you should familiarize yourself with the signs that your water heater is getting close to the end of its life. That way, you can replace the system with a new one before it gives out. If your water heater is manifesting symptoms similar to those below, consider replacing it.

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Call for Repairs if Your Air Conditioner is Making These Noises

July 10th, 2017

AC-FanSummer is the most stressful time of year for air conditioning systems. More demand on the air conditioner means more wear and tear, which means a higher chance for problems to develop. As you rely on your air conditioner to keep cool over the next several months, you need to keep an eye out for any signs that the system is in need of repairs. One of the easiest ways to tell that your air conditioner is experiencing issues is the presence of unusual noises. Call for repairs if your air conditioner is making noises like those listed below.

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How Often Should I Schedule Drain Cleaning Services?

June 26th, 2017

lime-scale-buildupIt’s never a bad idea to dedicate some effort to maintaining your drain and sewer system. Many people take an “out of sight, out of mind” approach when it comes to those parts of their homes. Just ignoring it, though, only guarantees that any problems it develops will get worse over time. You don’t want to wait for your drain and sewer system to break down entirely before taking steps to address it. One of the easiest ways to keep your drain system functioning properly is to call for drain cleaning services on a regular basis.

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3 Warning Signs That You Need Water Heater Repair

June 12th, 2017

water-heaterIt can be a difficult thing to gauge exactly what condition your water heater is in at any given moment. You probably use yours multiple times a day, every day, but that doesn’t mean that you’ll be able to easily recognize when there’s a problem. As with most systems, the issues that can develop with water heaters don’t really announce themselves right away.

If you want to make sure that your water heater stays in top condition, though, you need to be able to make sure that you can recognize when your system is in trouble. The faster you get it repaired, the less damage is done to it. With that in mind, let’s examine three common warning signs that you need to schedule water heater repairs.

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Watch Out for These Air Conditioning Problems

May 29th, 2017

air-conditioning-repairIf there’s a single time when it’s most inconvenient for an air conditioner to break down, it’s in the middle of summer. Unfortunately, that’s exactly when most air conditioning problems occur. The higher demand you place on your air conditioner during the summer months makes it more likely for various issues to crop up. If you want to limit the amount of damage your system can take from any possible problems, you need to be able to catch them early. The best way to do that is to know which symptoms indicate an issue with your air conditioner.

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What You Need to Know About Maintaining Drain Health

May 15th, 2017

waterThe plumbing system in the average home gets a pretty raw deal, in terms of how much care it gets. Plumbing systems are responsible for all kinds of vital functions, including providing people with fresh drinking water on-demand. Yet, they are all-too-often neglected when it comes to professional services. The drain and sewer portion of a home plumbing system has it even worse, mainly because most of us tend to treat that area with an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. If you want to keep your drains in good health, though, you should have a look at our tips below.

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