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Gurgling Drains and a Remodeled Bathroom

March 29th, 2021

When you gurgle water after brushing your teeth, what exactly is happening? It’s not exactly a normal noise that you can make in your throat on a whim (unless you can, in which case, bravo!). When this noise comes from your drains, it can be especially disconcerting because you can’t exactly clear out your drains like you can your throat. Drains are located in the deeper recesses of your home and require a plumber to provide any extensive repairs that need to be done.

If your drains are gurgling as they’re worn down, this could be the perfect time to invest in bathroom remodeling in Bucks County. Since we’ll likely have to replace certain plumbing components, it might be more cost-effective to finally have the remodeling work done that you’ve always wanted.

Let’s talk about plumbing problems and how they can affect your remodeling process.

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End of the Winter Furnace Checklist

March 15th, 2021

Temperatures are starting to get warm! The birds are singing, the sun is shining, and everyone is out and about jogging, walking, and just enjoying the weather. Time to put away your furnace and finally forget about it, right?

Absolutely not! We’d be hard-pressed to find every night from here until the end of June to be warm and balmy. Some nights are going to be cold, and your heater is still going to be a requirement this year, and for next year as well. You could still need some urgent furnace repair in Lansdale, PA, and now would be the perfect time to invest in it.

Let’s cover the basics. We’ve got a checklist for everything you’ll need to pay attention to this spring. Leave your furnace care to the pros and do everything you can to avoid a surprise bill down the line.

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It’s Not Too Late for Heating Maintenance

March 1st, 2021

It feels good to finally be out of the harshest parts of winter. Well, we hope that’s the case. Even if we are out of the hardest dips in temperature, you could still encounter one of the worst winter experiences: a heater problem. As long as you’re the owner of a heater, this is a reality. That’s why we talk about heating maintenance on our blog so much.

Heating maintenance is a proven way to reduce heating repair in Montgomery County, as well as notice when something is going wrong early.

Did you miss heater maintenance this year? Think you’re better off just waiting until this fall in hopes that you remember? What if we told you that signing up for late maintenance now would actually be a better idea and help you avoid an unnecessary heating repair down the line?

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Your Ceiling Is Leaking? Here’s What to Do

February 15th, 2021

One of the hardest aspects of having a two-story home is that leaks can occur from above you, not just below you. Don’t get us wrong, this isn’t a reason to only purchase or live in ranch-style homes. We love the aesthetic and the quality of life that comes from living in a two or three-story home, but there’s a lot of consideration that needs to be given to your plumbing system as a result.

So, if you’re terrified of the idea of dealing with a ceiling leak, don’t worry. They happen sometimes and they’re a result of things like pipe leaks, clogs, burst pipes, and other issues with plumbing in Doylestown, PA. Not only can our team fix the issue, but we’re going to tell you about what you can do to help while you wait for one of our plumbers to show up.

Let’s get to work!

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How Is Your Furnace Working?

February 1st, 2021

We often talk on this blog about the intricacies of heating technology. We’re professional HVAC technicians after all, it can be easy for our heads to get stuck in the wires of the machines we work on. Today we’d like to change that by focusing on you, the customer, a bit more.

When heating season is well underway, the problem with your furnace in Doylestown, PA might not be about how it’s breaking down, but in how it’s not heating your home to your standards. How would you describe the heating in your house? How do you feel when it’s on? How much money do you think you pay for your heating bills compared to your neighbors or what you used to pay?

Let’s focus on how your heating feels this week, and hopefully, we can pinpoint an area where we can help.

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Always Consider These Tips When Getting a Bathroom Remodeled

January 18th, 2021

Remodeling is an awesome process. Sure, it’s a little complicated, and it always requires professional help, but it’s absolutely worth the money. There’s something so comforting, clean, and efficient about a newly remodeled bathroom. If you’ve ever been interested in remodeling your old or outdated plumbing appliances and bathroom, then this is the blog post for you.

There are a few things you’ll need to know before you take such a major step. For starters, your plumbing appliances need to be updated so that they’re efficient in the use of water. Then, you’ll need to make sure the work is done by a professional that you trust and are sure can get the job done correctly.

These are just two of several important things to consider when looking into bathroom remodeling in Bucks County. Keep reading as we fill you in on exactly what you need to know!

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5 Signs You Need Heater Repairs Soon

January 4th, 2021

Look, we’d love to sell you a heater that never needed repairs and lasted forever. That would make our job a lot easier and would honestly make us famous. The problem with this mentality is that this kind of heater doesn’t exist, and when HVAC professionals try to sell you a heater that never needs repairs, they’re likely selling you on lies. All heaters, no matter the type or model, require repairs at some point in their lives.

Now that we’ve gotten this out of the way, it’s time to talk about the real reason you came here. You want to know when you’ll need to call for heating repair in Montgomery County. It’s up to you to determine when your heater needs help, since you’re the one at your house every day—not us!

Here are some signs that you could use our help.

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Heating and Condensation: Hot Tips for the Season

December 21st, 2020

We all know how temperatures work. A home can be warm while the outside is cold. That’s just basic math. As long as you’ve got a functioning heater, this shouldn’t really be a problem. And if you don’t, we can help you fix that problem for good.

However, when moisture is brought into the equation, things get complicated. HVAC in Doylestown, PA can seem like it’s all about hot and cold temperatures, but we also have to worry about humidity and moisture. In the summer and winter months, humidity can be a topic of conversation, but we also need to talk about condensation and how to avoid major problems that come with those pesky water droplets.

Today, we’ll talk a bit about what condensation is, why it’s the subject of today’s blog, and what you can do to avoid problems with condensation this winter.

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Mesh Screens? Yes Please!

December 7th, 2020

Okay, this blog post might not be entirely about mesh screens, but they can play a huge role in keeping your plumbing system in good shape. If you’re on the prowl for a preventative solution that’s going to stop your pipes and drains from clogging up, then this might be the perfect thing for you.

As your local expert plumbers in Montgomery County, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to talk about some of the lesser-known ways you can help your plumbing system between visits with your plumber. If you’re constantly dealing with clogs or backed up sewers, then using something like a mesh screen can be a great solution that extends the longevity of your plumbing system and keeps you happy for a long time.

What exactly does a mesh screen do for your plumbing system? And what other solutions are out there? Now you’re asking the right questions!

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3 Heating Health and Safety Tips to Remember

November 23rd, 2020

The heating season is a bit more complicated than the cooling season. Especially when it comes to heating repair in Montgomery County, there are more safety issues at play than when you’re dealing with an air conditioner. Think about it this way: there aren’t any air conditioners that run by combusting natural gas, so you’ve got to be a bit more vigilant in the winter than you might be otherwise.

Don’t worry, we don’t run into safety issues often. In fact, furnaces and other heating systems that are built today are safer than they ever have been. Gas-powered heating systems are built to be long-lasting and safe operating, so we’re not trying to goad you into care that you don’t need. We’d just like to talk about some of the important fixes that you should be aware of that can keep your home safe and secure.

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