Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Lansdale’

Stay Away From Chemical Drain Cleaners

Monday, September 13th, 2021

Chemicals sometimes feel like magic. We don’t really know how toothpaste cleans our teeth, or how refrigerant cools our homes, it just does. This can lead homeowners down a dangerous path where misconceptions arise and misinformation begins to flow. While a quick online search can give you most of the information you’re looking for, it can also make matters worse! Add some companies into the mix that are trying to sell you their brand-name chemicals, and it can be downright hard to know if chemicals are good or bad for your plumbing system.

Today, we’d like to talk specifically about chemical drain cleaners from the perspective of your local plumber in Lansdale, PA. They’re not good for your drains, your health, or your sanity, but homeowners still don’t really know why. We’re going to use some cold, hard facts and a bit of the scientific method to show you why chemical drain cleaners are an awful selection for clearing drain clogs.

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5 Tips to Deal With Our Unpredictable Weather

Monday, April 12th, 2021

We don’t think it’s a stretch to say that the weather in Lansdale, PA is very unpredictable. We get all of the seasons, inundated with heat and humidity in the summer, and some major amounts of snowfall and frigid temperatures in the winter. When you live here, you have to be ready for anything.

That being said, springtime is the time that we like to draw attention to repairs that your HVAC system hasn’t had. Sure, your heater might have made it through the coldest parts of the winter, but have you been neglecting a clear and present problem that needs professional support?

We’ll be straight with you—we’ve got 5 reasons why we highly advise you to call our team for heating repair in Lansdale, PA. The longer your system goes unchecked, the more likely you are to be disappointed when fall rolls around.

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End of the Winter Furnace Checklist

Monday, 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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The 4 Most Common Plumbing Problems to Look Out for

Monday, 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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The Problems of Household Drain Cleaners

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Unclogging your drain with a household drain cleaner is an easy solution. However, as I’m sure your parents have told you plenty of times in your life, the easiest solution isn’t always the best. If using household drain cleaners means a detriment to your health and home, it doesn’t matter how easy of a solution it is.

Store-bought drain cleaners can be an extremely hazardous mixture of chemicals that will disintegrate practically anything sometimes. These chemicals often leech fumes that you wouldn’t want your kids anywhere near, and those fumes tend to linger for days on end. What’s easier than pouring a store-bought cleaner down your drain? Why, calling your local plumbing company (that’s us) for a Lansdale, PA plumber!

Still not convinced? Let’s get into it.

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Hidden Leaks Cause More Problems Than You May Think

Monday, June 10th, 2019

pipe-copper-leakingOne of the big problems with hidden leaks in a home’s plumbing is that they’re … hidden. People often won’t know they’re there until they begin to cause trouble. And make no mistake, hidden leaks can cause plenty of trouble—probably much more so than you imagine.

We strongly recommend you have occasional leak detection for your plumbing in Lansdale, PA to uncover these hidden spots. We also recommend scheduling leak detection as soon as you notice an abrupt spike in your water usage or you see physical evidence of leaks, such as staining on the walls or ceiling and warped wood floors. No matter how small you might think the leak is, the consequences can be steep for your home and maybe even your health!

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What to Do If Your Toilet Overflows

Monday, March 18th, 2019

toilet-with-button-flushThis is one of the most common plumbing problems we get emergency calls about. We understand—it’s alarming to have a toilet suddenly start spilling water onto a bathroom floor with no signs of stopping!

We have good news for you! An overflowing toilet doesn’t have to be a major disaster for your home. First of all, we can fix it—and we provide same-day service so you won’t have to go with an unusable bathroom for long. We know how important this room is to your household’s daily life, and we’ll be there fast to have the toilet fixed.

Second, if you take the right steps, you can prevent further problems from the overflowing toilet and stop water damage. Below are guidelines for what to do when you encounter this sudden plumbing trouble.

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Sizing Up or Down: How We Know the Size of Your New Heater

Monday, February 4th, 2019

heating-cooling-iconsNobody wants to have to deal with putting in a new central heating system in the middle of winter, but if your old heater has to go, or you’re in a new house that hasn’t had its first installation yet, then you don’t have much choice. But as long as you rely on professional HVAC service in Lansdale, PA, there’s no reason the replacement/installation shouldn’t go fast and end up delivering you the exact right heater for your needs. And a big part of doing the job right is accurately sizing the new heating system.

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Time to Start Thinking About Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

air-conditioner-maintenance Summer is not too far off, now. That means that you need to start getting your home ready for the coming hot months. You’re probably going to be using your air conditioner a fair amount this summer, which means that now is the time to make sure it’s ready for the extra demand. The best way to do that is to make sure to schedule preventive air conditioning maintenance. Read on to find out why air conditioning maintenance is so important, and why spring is the ideal time for it.

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Want to Destroy Your Heating System? Follow These Awful Tips!

Monday, March 5th, 2018

BurnerNormally, we post here about all the things that you should be doing to keep your home systems in top condition. This time, though, we figured we’d take a slightly different route. We’re going to be using this week to go over some of the best ways to completely ruin your heating system in a short amount of time. In case this isn’t already obvious, you should absolutely not follow any of the tips below! In-fact, you should do the opposite. But, in the interests of having some fun and changing things up, here are some great tips for destroying your heater.

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