Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘North Wales’

Is Your Plumbing System Over-Engineered?

Monday, June 6th, 2022

We get a lot of calls from new homeowners who have some questions about the existing plumbing work in their homes. Getting a home inspection can often feel like uncovering old ruins of a bygone era–finding out what previous owners, and the owners of the house before them, did to make sure they could live comfortable lives. While it can be quite amazing to look at the history and design of your home, it can also be frustrating if something wasn’t done correctly.

Firstly, you can always call us for a plumber in North Wales, PA. It doesn’t matter how extensive or simple the work seems, our team is full of master plumbers who can accurately and easily eliminate any problems with our trained eye and expertise.

Though, for everyone else, we’d like to explore answering this simple question that we think is worth investigating. Is your plumbing system over-engineered?

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Fight Flood Season With Sump Pump Service

Monday, March 28th, 2022

As spring comes and the snow melts, it’s time to start considering how you will protect your home from potential flooding and water overflow in your house. You never know when a big storm will come through your town. The best tool for the job is a sump pump.

Sump pumps are small pumps installed in the lowest point of your home, typically the basement or crawl spaces below. When the floodwaters come, it redirects it by pushing into the house’s wastewater system or the closest storm drain. Let’s take a look at the advantages of making sure you have one this spring.

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What’s Causing Your Clog?

Monday, October 11th, 2021
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This is a question we get often. What the heck could be doing so much work to clog your drain? It’s not like you go out of your way to put paper towels or hygiene products down there. Most of what goes down your drain is water, so what’s going on?

The problem with a drain clog is that it happens slowly over time. The combination of time and all the other materials that go down our drains with water leads to frustrating clogs. If you’re trying to prevent drain clogs from happening in the future, then you’re in the right place. Let us help you with that.

The first step in dealing with a drain clog is coming to us for drain cleaning in North Wales, PA. Then, as we’ll describe in this post, you can use tools and good practices to avoid clogging your drain again.

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The Benefits of Video Pipe Inspection

Monday, 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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Why is My Air Conditioner Not Cooling Well?

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Frozen-ACNo one likes to have their air conditioner break down on them in the middle of a hot summer day. Yet, summer is the time of year when your air conditioner is most likely to develop problems of various kinds. Preventive maintenance helps to keep your air conditioner in fairly good shape throughout the year, but it is by no means a guarantee. You need to keep an eye out for any warning signs that indicate your air conditioner is having issues. One of the more common warning signs that a lot of homeowners notice is if the system suddenly stops cooling as well as it should.

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It’s Time for a New Water Heater

Monday, April 30th, 2018

tank-water-heaterDo you know how healthy your water heater is? If not, that’s okay. People often have no idea whether their water heater is in perfect condition or about to fail until something happens. Still, it’s a good idea to evaluate your system every once in a while to determine whether or not it’s in need of replacement. If you think you might need a new water heater installed in your home, but you’re not sure, have a look at the symptoms below to help you decide.

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When to Replace Your Water Heater

Monday, 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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Water Heater Problems You Need to Know About

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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3 Warning Signs That You Need Water Heater Repair

Monday, June 12th, 2017

water-heaterIt can be a difficult thing to gauge exactly what condition your water heater is in at any given moment. You probably use yours multiple times a day, every day, but that doesn’t mean that you’ll be able to easily recognize when there’s a problem. As with most systems, the issues that can develop with water heaters don’t really announce themselves right away.

If you want to make sure that your water heater stays in top condition, though, you need to be able to make sure that you can recognize when your system is in trouble. The faster you get it repaired, the less damage is done to it. With that in mind, let’s examine three common warning signs that you need to schedule water heater repairs.

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