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How to Deal with a Heater Breakdown in the Winter

January 20th, 2020

Heater breakdowns are no joke, and they can’t be ignored when they occur. While we do everything in our power to keep a heater breakdown from happening, sometimes they do occur. As a homeowner, you might want to be prepared for the effects that come from it. Especially in Pennsylvania, where it can get extremely cold outdoors, you could endanger yourself, your property, or your family without a functioning heater.

First and foremost, you should always contact a professional when it comes to serious HVAC in Bucks County. A professional heating technician will be able to easily understand what went wrong with your heater and give you the proper solution to getting heat back into your home.

However, until that point happens—here are a few things you can do to keep yourself comfortable.

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The 4 Most Common Plumbing Problems to Look Out for

January 6th, 2020

Don’t worry, we’re not going to waste your time by posting a list of things that can possibly go wrong with your plumbing. We’re sure you could probably list of plenty of them yourself. What we are going to do is talk about the more common problems and why it could be beneficial to have a professional plumber take a look at them. The truth of the matter is, many homes in our area have plumbing problems already occurring but many misinformed homeowners don’t actually know how serious they can become.

So we hope you take another look at your plumbing system when we mention the common issues that can develop with it. Instead of trying to deal with it all on your own, why not hire a professional for expert plumbing in Lansdale, PA? A plumber has all of the right tools, experience, and qualifications to keep your pipes in good condition.

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Clogged Shower? Here’s What to Do

December 22nd, 2019

Showers are like any other drain in your home: sometimes they get clogged and it’s up to you and a dedicated plumbing professional to take care of it.

However, before you start pouring chemicals down the drain, we’d like to go through a few solutions that might be better choices for your home plumbing system. Chemicals, as we’ve mentioned on our blog before, can be extremely harmful for your health, the environment, and your plumbing system if you’re not careful. That’s why we have some simple DIY solutions, as well as the advice to contact a professional plumbing team like ours for your drain unclogging needs.

For anything that has to do with plumbing in Bucks County, make sure you’ve got the right team on standby to get your problems solved as soon as possible.

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Signs of a Pinhole Leak

December 9th, 2019

A pinhole leak is a small problem when we’re talking about literal size. Though, bigger isn’t necessarily worse when it comes to plumbing issues. A leak the size of a pinhole can often cause immense amounts of damage over time, and that damage should be mitigated as soon as possible.

If you’re wondering about what kind of damage a pinhole leak can cause, we’ll get to that. However, more importantly, we’d like to discuss in this blog post ways to notice a pinhole leak and how to address it accordingly with a plumber in Doylestown, PA. We’d rather you not have to worry about the effects of a leak like this if it never happens.

So don’t be caught off guard when you think your home is being affected by a pinhole leak. Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty about what these leaks are, how they occur, ways for you to notice them, and who to call when they’re found.

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The Best Reasons to Get a Tankless Water Heater

November 25th, 2019

Why, yes, there is such a thing as a tankless water heater, in case you were asking yourself about that. Many homeowners mistakenly believe that tank water heaters are the only option for every home that’s out there—but that’s not the case. Tankless technology exists, which means that water can be heated the moment it is desired for an almost unlimited supply of hot water.

Since we carry both types of water heaters in Bucks & Montgomery, PA, it’s generally a good idea to know the difference between the two. Unfortunately, the decision isn’t as simple as “tankless water heaters are better.” There still are plenty of homes that might enjoy having a tank water heater more. Our team is full of experts who know the types of homes, homeowners, and environments where tank water heaters might still be the superior choice.

Which home do you have? Well, let’s find out!

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The Benefits of Video Pipe Inspection

November 11th, 2019

When you’re dealing with a broken rib, do you stick your hands down your throat and start fiddling around with your bones? Do you head directly into surgery without knowing which bone is broken? Absolutely not! That’s why we have X-Ray machines, so you can see precisely what’s going on inside your body without having to do something invasive.

Plumbers in North Wales, PA should treat your pipes with the same amount of care as a doctor treats you. Anything that’s invasive can likely lead to the destruction of your lawn or property, while also costing you a fortune in labor, parts, and equipment.

Introducing the plumber’s version of the X-Ray Machine! Video pipe inspection is all the rage these days for good reason. It’s a way to check the exact condition of your plumbing system without the invasive procedure of opening your pipes up or digging up your lawn.

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Common Furnace Problems: How You Can Help

October 28th, 2019

Gas furnaces are widely accepted as the most common furnace in the United States. Using your existing ductwork, these systems use gas burners to create heat at an incredibly efficient and affordable rate. For the money that most consumers spend on gas, the heating capacity of these systems can keep most families warm throughout the winter. They last a long time and don’t require oil deliveries, nor do they have trouble keeping your home warm when temperatures reach unbearable levels of cold.

Still, furnace repair in Doylestown, PA is going to happen at some point, and you’d rather be ready for it than taken by surprise, right?

We’re going to go into details about the most common furnace problems, what signs you can notice, and how you can help when troubles arise.

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FAQ: Do You Need a Backflow Preventer?

October 14th, 2019

Backflow is a word that we rarely like to hear in the plumbing industry. “Backflow” is anything that has to do with contaminated water flowing backwards into the main water line or into a water supply. A problem with backflow can be anywhere from a minor inconvenience to a catastrophic contamination problem that costs a ton of money to fix. Backflow preventers and other plumbing equipment can help you ensure that you never have to deal with a backflow problem.

Chances are, you’ve already got a backflow preventer hooked up to your main water line that connects to the municipality’s water supply. If there’s a massive flood or some plumbing problem that immediately reduces water pressure, you’ve got to make sure that you don’t contaminate your clean water with waste-water. So, take a gander at our breakdown of a backflow preventer and make sure you ask your Ambler, PA plumber if your plumbing is ready to stop backflow.

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Convert Your Oil to Gas Today!

September 30th, 2019

wall-radiatorOil, gas, electric … what’s the difference? As long as they heat your home and keep you comfortable throughout the winter, that’s all that matters right? Well, unless you like wasting your hard-earned money, it couldn’t be further from the truth!

You might have heard about oil to gas conversions, or you might not have. Either way, it is something to keep on your radar. While oil and gas systems might do the job when it comes to heating your home, depending on your location, it might save you a lot of money and decrease the number of headaches you receive in a year because of those pesky oil deliveries. Also, if you’re dealing with an obnoxious heating repair in Montgomery County, PA and you know that gas might be cheaper than your already faulty oil system, perhaps it is time for gas conversion.

It’s fine if you’re still not sure. We have some points about gas conversion that will hopefully shed more light on it for you!

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The Benefits of a Furnace Tune-Up

September 16th, 2019

We’re getting close to the heating season. As we shut off our air conditioners one by one, the heaters will begin to turn on—except for the ones that haven’t been maintained properly. That’s right, if you’ve kept up with our blogs during this cooling season, it’s not just air conditioners that could benefit from yearly maintenance, but furnaces as well!

Homeowners like to think of their furnaces like campfires. As long as they keep throwing fuel in the fire, they’ll burn just the same, right? But a furnace is more complicated than that. Without the right tune-up or repairs, a furnace can become more inefficient, have costly problems, and eventually turn into a safety hazard for a family and home.

Why take the risk? Contact your nearest professional for heating repair in Doylestown, PA. If you’re still unconvinced, then read on!

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