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Chemical Drain Cleaners? No, No, and No!

September 14th, 2020

We’ve all been there. It’s been a long day of work and you head to the grocery store after finding out that your bathroom drain is all backed up. You don’t have time to deal with drain clogs, right? That’s why the chemical drain cleaner aisle at the store is always so enticing. These solutions are quick and easy, you just pour them down the drain and the chemicals destroy whatever is clogging your drain. Simple enough!

That’s where you’re wrong. Chemical drain cleaners are advertised as a simple solution, but they’re barely even a solution at all. They’re caustic and harmful for your plumbing and health. We’ll get into some reasons why it’s always better to call a plumber in Montgomery County instead of buying these colorful bottles of miracle solution.

Honesty is the best policy, and we’re going to be honest—chemical drain cleaners are a bad idea.

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The Pennsylvanian’s Guide to Floods

August 31st, 2020

You probably don’t hear us talking about sump pumps very often. While they might not be the most exciting blog post topic, they’re absolutely worth addressing. Sump pumps are the Pennsylvanian’s answer to our moody weather and unpredictable precipitation. Instead of dealing with a flooded basement year after year, why not invest in one system that is proven to reduce expenses and protect your home from flooding?

Why would we talk about sump pump service in Bucks County now? Well, to put it bluntly, fall is going to have its mix of rain and snow. One day could be filled with pouring rain or sunny skies, and the next could be a snowstorm, followed by that snow melting and flooding your basement. The unpredictability of our weather makes it our job to propose to you the right solutions.

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5 Reasons Why Replacing Your Air Filter Is So Important

August 17th, 2020

When was the last time you replaced the air filter on your air conditioner? Yesterday? A month ago? Never? Regardless of when you replaced it, it’s important that it gets replaced often if you use your system heavily. Air filters contribute to the cooling process, and the moment you neglect such a vital component, you’re asking for disaster.

In order to enlighten some homeowners out there who might have forgotten about their system’s air filter, we’ve decided to talk about a few important reasons why you need to replace it. Whether you’d like to do your own DIY air conditioning maintenance in Bucks County or you’re in the mood to stave off complicated or expensive AC repairs in the future, this blog can help.

Keep reading as we talk about the five biggest reasons why you should check the status of your air filter.

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Your Guide to Detecting a Repair in Your AC

August 3rd, 2020

Once you call a professional for air conditioner repair, the hard part is usually over. When we’re there, we can detect any problems in the system and address them with the tools we have. If any components need to be replaced, we can give you a rundown of how much it’s going to cost and what the condition of your system is in.

The hardest part is not calling our team for air conditioning repair in New Hope, PA. The most difficult part for homeowners is finding out that there’s a problem in the first place!

So many homeowners operate under the impression that if “your AC still works, then it’s fine.” This usually isn’t the case. Many air conditioners work decently while they’re struggling with a problem that causes bills to rise or efficiency levels to lower.

Let’s talk about how you can detect a problem in your air conditioner.

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Is Your AC Making Loud Noises? Here’s What to Do

July 20th, 2020

Call us. No, we’re serious. If your air conditioner is making any loud noises, your first instinct should be to call your local team of professionals. Sure, we’ll get into more detail down below about what these noises can mean, but nine times out of ten homeowners don’t have the tools to address them.

If you’re waiting for a professional technician to show up and you’re trying to get more information as to what could be wrong, then keep reading. We’re going to talk about some of the most common noises to occur in air conditioners and what they signal. From refrigerant leaks to a squealing rubber belt, we assure you that none of these sounds are good. Unless your system works at normal noise levels, a noisy unit calls for air conditioning repair in Bucks County, no ifs or buts.

So, give us a call and keep reading!

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Everything You Need to Know About Pipes

July 6th, 2020

What’s the difference between your average homeowner and a licensed plumber? Well, that would probably take hours to talk about, but what’s just one difference that pertains to the plumbing in your home? Plumbers know about the different kinds of piping material and homeowners generally don’t. While this type of information might not be important to a homeowner who has plumbing that’s in good shape, if any of you are struggling out there with bursting or leaking pipes and you think you need plumbing help, this information could save a lot of money.

The first step towards better plumbing is calling your local plumber in Doylestown, PA. Once that’s done, we implore you to keep reading down below to get a general sense of the types of piping materials that exist and how you might be able to make an informed decision when the time comes for pipe repair.

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Clean Your Air with an Air Purifier

June 22nd, 2020

Air purification is a process that’s not new. Even in ancient times, people used herbs, incense, and other methods to keep their air clear and clean of harmful contaminants. The only difference between now and then is that our methods of air purification rely on science and electricity, which is a much more reliable method of keeping your air clean. By using one of our air purifiers, you can make demonstrable changes to your indoor air and eliminate problematic microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, and mold spores.

Today, we’re going to talk about the unique advantages that you can expect with air purifiers in Bucks County. We’ll go into details about how they work, what they do, and the types of improvements that you can expect to achieve in your home with them.

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The Dos and Don’ts of AC Repair

June 8th, 2020

Air conditioners are durable machines. They’re often able to cool your home for years on end without anything but routine maintenance visits and a repair every now and then. However, just because they’re durable for the most part, doesn’t mean you can reach your hands inside the system and start making your own repairs.

Homeowners are more prone to DIY solutions rather than calling for AC service in Bucks County these days. We understand, it always feels better to make a repair yourself. DIY solutions have erupted on the internet and it’s because homeowners are constantly looking for another answer as opposed to just calling the professionals. The truth is, calling the professionals is usually the best solution you can count on. Let us explain.

Today, we are going to dive into some of the best and worst practices of AC ownership, the kinds of repairs you can make yourself, and what is best left to a pro.

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Keep Your Drains from Clogging

May 25th, 2020

Drains are no mystery. They’re the pathways by which wastewater is taken from your home and deposited in a wastewater treatment plant where it can be cleaned and recycled. In order for this process to work efficiently, however, your drains need to be kept clear of any large amounts of food waste or other materials that could block them. Thus, we have the age-old tradition of trying to avoid drain clogs.

There are two kinds of people in the world—people who think drain clogs are inevitable and people who fight against the possibility of getting one. For the first kind of person, a plumber in East Norriton, PA is always available to help you. For the second kind of person, this blog post is dedicated to you!

We’re going to discuss some handy tools that you can take advantage of if you’re looking to stop a drain clog from forming in the first place.

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What Constitutes an HVAC Emergency?

May 11th, 2020

Our summers get hot and our winters get cold. That means it can be irresponsible and sometimes dangerous to go without proper air conditioning for long periods of time. That’s why we’re here to talk about HVAC emergencies and how many homeowners don’t even believe they exist.

The truth is that your home can get dangerously hot during the summer and unbearably cold during the winter. These are age-old problems that have plagued people in our area for generations, but now we really do have adequate technology to be able to make ourselves comfortable. HVAC in Fort Washington, PA doesn’t have to break the bank or include the latest and greatest model or brand name. It can just be getting your home to a temperature where you can live your life comfortably.

Keep reading as we explain just what constitutes an HVAC emergency, and why it’s always important to call a professional.

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