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Call for Drain Cleaning if These Things Apply to Your Drains

January 15th, 2018

DrainDrain cleaning is one of those important and necessary maintenance procedures that homeowners just don’t think about very often. Most people don’t think about their drains at all until they become completely clogged. Even then, they typically forego professional drain cleaning services entirely in favor of store bought drain cleaners.

Don’t be one of those people! Store bought drain cleaners are actually terrible for the health of your drains. The vast majority of them clear out clogs by using highly corrosive substances, which will eat through whatever is clogging the drain, but will also corrode the pipe itself. Over time, this will make leaks more likely to form and will eventually lead to needing to replace the entire pipe. Professional drain cleaning services do not use these materials, resorting instead to mechanical means or just high-pressure water spray that won’t damage the pipes. Have a look at some of the symptoms that indicate that it’s time to call for professional drain cleaning services.

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Make Sure to Schedule Plumbing Maintenance

January 2nd, 2018

Plumbing-MaintenanceThe plumbing system in your home can be tough to keep in good shape. Most of it is out of sight and out of mind a lot of the time, which makes it difficult for homeowners to detect issues. However, there are still ways to guarantee that your plumbing system stays in good health for as long as possible. The number one way to do that is to schedule plumbing maintenance at least once a year. Read on to find out why it’s so important that you have a professional plumber take a look at your plumbing system at least once annually.

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Why is My Furnace Making Strange Noises?

December 18th, 2017

furnaceIt is especially important that you be on the lookout for warning signs that your furnace is in trouble this winter. The heating season is the time of year when furnaces are placed under the most stress, and as such are the most likely to develop problems. If you can identify problems quickly and get them repaired, then you will be much more likely to prevent the damage those problems might cause. One of the more obvious ways to tell if your furnace is acting up is to listen for odd noises coming from the system.

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Make Sure to Schedule Heating Maintenance This Fall

December 4th, 2017

gas-burnerWell, here we are. The last month of the year. We’re going to assume that you’ve spent most of the last couple of weeks, and plan on spending the rest of the year, preparing and executing holiday plans totally flawlessly and without tearing your hair out in frustration. That’s all well and good, and we wish you luck with it. However, the holiday plans are not the only things that need your attention over the next few weeks.

We’re also in the middle of winter, and that means that it’s time to make sure that you can rely on your heater to keep you comfortable throughout the next several months. The best way to do that is to schedule preventive heating maintenance for your system, no matter what kind of heater you’re using. Read on to find out more about why it’s so beneficial to make use of professional heating maintenance every year.

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How to Respond to a Plumbing Emergency

November 20th, 2017

burst-pipeNot all plumbing problems have the common decency to occur during normal business hours. For some plumbing problems, that’s not a big deal. You can afford to wait for a plumbing appointment to fix a clogged drain in most cases. Some plumbing problems, though, can’t afford to wait. During a plumbing emergency, you need to act fast if you want to prevent much more damage from being done to your home. If a plumbing emergency occurs in your home, don’t panic. Follow the tips below to limit the damage as much as possible until a professional can arrive.

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Do I Need to Replace my Furnace This Fall?

November 6th, 2017

gas-furnaceWe are finally starting to get some cool weather on a regular basis, which means it’s time to get your home ready for the heating season. Chances are, you just need to schedule some preventive maintenance to make sure that your system is up to scratch. In some cases, though, you may be better off replacing your system entirely. If you’re using a furnace to keep warm, and you’re not sure whether or not it can last the whole season without suffering some issues, then you should install a new one now. Have a look at some of the other signs that you should consider replacing your furnace before fall ends.

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How a Heat Pump can Benefit You This Heating Season

October 23rd, 2017

heat-pumpFall is the best time of year to consider installing a new heating system. You don’t want to make it all the way to the winter without a reliable way to keep your home warm. Fortunately for you, there are a great many different types of heating systems available on the market. Each of these systems is set up to address a different range of individual situations. It’s important that you carefully consider the pros and cons of each option, so that you can find the perfect system for your needs. Have a look at how heat pumps operate, the advantages they offer, and whether or not one might be a good choice for your needs.

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Is It Worth Installing a New Air Conditioner at the End of Summer?

October 9th, 2017

air-conditioner-cashWe’re out of summer and into fall. Officially, that is, though the weather may not agree. Most people are thinking about what they need to do to get their homes ready for the heating season, which is a smart thing to consider. However, you might also want to take a look back and consider whether it’s a good idea to install a new air conditioner in the next few weeks. Sure, you may not be using it as often as you will next July. But, there is a case to be made that it’s easier to replace an old system now than to wait until next summer.

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It’s Not Too Late for Air Conditioning Maintenance!

September 25th, 2017

air-conditionerIt may already be fall in some parts of the country, but we still have a couple weeks of hot weather before heating season starts. If you’ve been using your air conditioner on a regular basis this summer, and you haven’t scheduled maintenance for it in a while, what are you waiting for?! There are still quite a few benefits to be garnered from preventive maintenance, even scheduling it this late. Let’s go over why air conditioning maintenance is so important, and why you should still schedule it even this late in the season.

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Should I Replace My Furnace Before Winter?

September 11th, 2017

central-heating-systemWinter is coming, and that means it’s time for you to prepare. It may not seem like it, with the recent heat wave we just endured, but the end of summer is not far off. Soon, fall will be here, which is the ideal time for getting your home ready for winter. If your furnace isn’t up to the task of keeping your home warm and comfortable throughout the winter months, it’s probably much better in the long run to have it replaced now. You wouldn’t want your heater to fail on you in the middle of the coldest month of the year, right? Have a look at some of the considerations you should make when deciding whether or not to replace your furnace.

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