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Keep Your Plumbing System Healthy with These Tips

May 21st, 2018

PlumberPlumbing systems are typically pretty sturdy, but that doesn’t mean they can last for decades without any help at all. If you’re looking to get the best return on investment you can out of your plumbing system, you need to make sure that you take certain steps to keep it in good shape. Have a look below at a couple of the best ways you can lower repair costs, lengthen the life of your system, and save yourself a lot of frustration in the long run.

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Now is the Time for Air Conditioning Maintenance

May 7th, 2018

Central-Air-ConditioningAs the weather starts to heat up, it’s important that you take steps to ensure that your home is ready for the summer season. Part of those preparations is making sure that your air conditioner is in the best possible condition. Summer puts a lot of strain on the air conditioning system, and if you’re not careful you may end up having yours break down just when you need it the most. Read on to find out why air conditioning maintenance is such an important part of preparing your home for summer.

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Careful of These Common Water Heater Issues

May 1st, 2018

tankless-water-heaterWater heaters might be hardy systems, but they can still develop problems over years of use. If you want to keep your water heater in top condition, it’s a good idea to make sure that you keep an eye out for warning signs that it’s developing problems.

If you can identify issues with your water heater earlier, you’ll be able to get it repaired faster and prevent more damage. Keep an eye out for the following signs that your water heater is in need of repairs.

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Make Sure You Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer by Following This One Simple Tip

April 23rd, 2018

Air-Conditioning-TechnicianSummer is not far off, though it may seem that way. Before you know it, you’re going to be cranking your air conditioner to stay cool during the day.

Along with that added use comes added stress, though, which means an increased chance of problems developing. If you want your air conditioner to stay healthy during the next few months, you’re going to need to take some proactive steps. Let’s go over one of the most important things you can do for your air conditioner during the spring season: scheduling preventive maintenance.

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Why It’s Not a Good Idea to Use Store Bought Drain Cleaners

April 9th, 2018

DrainWhat’s the first thing you do when your drain develops a clog? Probably reach under the sink for the bottle of drain cleaner, right? Well, you shouldn’t do that. In fact, you should avoid those store bought drain cleaners like the plague if you want to keep your drain pipes in good shape. Not sure what you’re supposed to do about clogged drains if you can’t use drain cleaners? Read on and find out.

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It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater if it Fits This List

April 3rd, 2018

tank-water-heaterAssuming you’re talking the best possible care of your water heater (and hopefully, you are), you can expect to get at least a decade or so out of it before the system fails completely. Eventually, though, you are going to need to have a new system installed in your home. The best way to tell if your water heater can’t last another season is to have it checked out by a technician at least once a year. If you’re in-between maintenance appoints, you should still keep an eye out for these symptoms that indicate that you need a new water heater.

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Tips for Determining Whether or Not You Have a Leak

March 26th, 2018

frozen-pipePlumbing leaks are especially obnoxious problems to deal with for homeowners. They’re difficult to detect outside of professional maintenance appointments, and they can cause a lot of damage in a relatively short period of time.

While we do recommend that you schedule professional plumbing services at least once every year or two, you still need to keep an eye out for signs that there might be a leak in your system between appointments. Follow the tips below to help determine whether or not you have a leak in your plumbing system that needs to be addressed.

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When Should I Call for Drain Cleaning Services?

March 12th, 2018

Drain-SnakingA home’s drains are among the many important things that are typically ignored and taken for granted by homeowners. Not that we think you should be offering praises or burnt offerings to your drains. No, we just want to make sure that you’re giving them what they need to keep serving you well. You’ve probably dealt with drain clogs at least a few times throughout your life. If you’re interested in mitigating those issues as much as possible, check out our tips below.

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This One Issue Can Destroy Your Furnace if You’re Not Careful

March 6th, 2018

Gas-BurnerThere are a lot of different issues that can affect how your furnace operates, some of which are more of a threat than others. One issue in particular, though, can ruin the system pretty thoroughly if you’re not careful. That issue is short cycling. Let’s take a look at short cycling, why it’s a problem, and what you can do about it.

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You can Save a Lot of Money by Scheduling Heating Maintenance

February 26th, 2018

FurnaceIt’s a bit late in the season to be scheduling preventive heating maintenance, it’s true. If you haven’t done it yet, though, it’s much better to have it done late than not at all.

Preventive heating maintenance is one of the single best ways that you can make sure that your heater stays in top condition. If you’re interested in protecting your investment in your heating system as much as possible, nothing else is going to serve you better.

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