Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling Blog

Now is The Time for Heating Maintenance

December 11th, 2017

heat-pump-maintenanceHey, you know what would be terribly inconvenient? Having your heating system break down in the middle of winter. You know what’s fairly likely to happen in some fashion if you don’t do anything about it? Having your heater break down in the middle of winter.

The best way to make sure that this does not happen is to schedule preventive maintenance for your heater, regardless of what kind you’re using. Preventive maintenance doesn’t guarantee that you won’t have problems, nor does going without it guarantee that you will. However, preventive maintenance is a great way to lower the chances of problems developing as much as possible.

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Should I Replace My Heater This Fall?

November 27th, 2017

gas-burnerThe very last thing you want to happen this winter is to have your heating system break down on you. Nobody relishes the thought of going without heat during a cold winter season, after all. So, if your heating system is unable to get you through the coming winter for whatever reason, now might be a good time to install a new system. If you’re not sure whether or not you should replace your heating system this season, have a look at a few of the signs that you should at least consider it.

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When to Replace Your Water Heater

November 13th, 2017

water-heater-installationWater heaters last quite a while, with proper care and maintenance. They won’t last forever, though, which means that sooner or later you’re going to have to replace yours. If you’re not sure whether or not your water heater can survive another year, have a look at some of the symptoms below. Each water heater is a bit different, and you should consult with a professional before making any significant decisions about replacing the system. Still, these will help you get started.

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Options to Consider with Bathroom Remodeling

October 30th, 2017

luxury-bathroomThe bathroom is one of the rooms in the house that few people ever think too much about, but on which everyone relies on a daily basis. Think about it. How many times a day do you use the bathroom without really paying attention to the room itself? Most people have simply gotten to the point where they take it for granted. Because of this, they don’t realize some of the ways that they could actually significantly improve both the aesthetics and the operation of the room. Have a look at some of the options you can use to take advantage of bathroom plumbing.

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What You Need to Know About Maintaining Your Water Line

October 16th, 2017

water-lineWhether you get your water from the city in which you live, or from some other source, all water that flows into your home moves through the water line. If the water line is in poor condition, the rest of your plumbing system will suffer as well. Obviously, you don’t want your entire plumbing system to start malfunctioning. So, the thing to do is to make sure that your water line stays in good condition. Read on to find out more about how to maintain your water line.

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Indications That You Need a Water Treatment System

October 2nd, 2017

waterIf you get your water from the city water main, you probably know that it goes through a treatment plant before it reaches your home. All kinds of harmful elements and germs can be found in natural water, which is what the treatment plant is there to remove. Now, some cities are better about removing contaminants than others. No city, though, can completely remove all potentially harmful materials from its water supply. There is always a chance that some trace particles will escape the treatment process, and end up in your home.

If you really want to protect your water supply from these kinds of contaminants, the best thing to do is to install a water treatment system. Some plumbing systems need whole house water treatment systems more than others, especially if they are experiencing symptoms like those listed below.

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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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