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2 Ways to Make Sure Your Plumbing Stays in Good Shape

May 15th, 2017

plumbing-waterYour plumbing system is a pretty important part of your home. You use it every time you do the dishes, take a shower, water the lawn, and a dozen other daily tasks. However, the plumbing system is also one of those systems most often neglected by homeowners until something is seriously wrong. You really don’t want to wait until your plumbing system breaks down entirely before calling for professional services. It’s not good for your plumbing system, your wallet, or your mental health. If you want to make sure that your plumbing system is in the best possible shape, for as long as possible, follow the steps outlined below.

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Common Plumbing Problems and Their Symptoms

May 1st, 2017

underwater-homeYour plumbing system is one of the most important ones in your home. You rely on it all the time, for all kinds of tasks, so you should put some effort into making sure that it stays in good shape. Part of doing that, as with all systems, is being able to detect problems as early as possible. Quicker detection means faster repairs, which saves you money and extends the effective lifespan of your plumbing system.

Unfortunately, it can be tough to reliably detect issues with your plumbing system before significant damage is done. Most of the plumbing is hidden, and the problems that commonly effect it are often subtle at first. If you know what to look for, though, you can still catch issues early enough to make a difference.

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If You’re Using a Heat Pump, It’s Time for Maintenance

April 17th, 2017

technician-heat-pump-maintenanceAs the temperature rises over the next few weeks and months, you’re going to want to make sure that your home’s air conditioning situation is in order. If you are using a heat pump to handle your climate control needs, you need to make sure that you schedule maintenance for it within the next couple of weeks. Even if you had maintenance conducted on it within the last six months, you need to schedule it again. Read on to find out why you need to have maintenance done on your heat pump this spring.

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Air Conditioner Before Summer?

April 3rd, 2017

Assuming you take perfect care of your air conditioning system (I.E. regular maintenance and prompt repairs) you can make it last 15-20 years on average. That’s a pretty respectable number, but sooner or later that system is going to need to be replaced. Before summer rolls around, you should have a look at your air conditioner and determine whether or not it’s a good idea to upgrade. If you’re still on the fence over whether or not you should upgrade your air conditioner, have a look at some of the benefits below.

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Now is the Time to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance

March 20th, 2017

Though it may not seem like it, summer is only a couple of months away. Before you know it, you’ll be relying on your air conditioner to keep your home comfortable during the day. Before the hot months arrive, you need to make sure that your air conditioner is able to cope with the added stress. The best way to do that is to schedule preventive maintenance within the next several weeks.

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Why You Really Don’t Want to Ignore a Hard Water Problem

March 6th, 2017

Hard water is a very common issue, one that affects millions of homes across the country. Just because it’s common, though, that doesn’t mean that it can be safely ignored. Hard water causes lime scale, which can be a massive problem for your plumbing, drain, and sewer system. If you want to avoid the problems caused by lime scale, you would do well to read the following.

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The Different Ways Pipeline Inspection can be Conducted

February 20th, 2017

One of the biggest frustrations with keeping plumbing pipes in good condition is the difficulty inherent in diagnosing them. When a problem develops in one of your pipes, you’re probably not going to be able to tell just by looking at it. That is, unless you have a lot of exposed piping on your property, or you like to dig them up on a regular basis. Most homeowners don’t realize that their pipes are even having issues until the damage is already done, and has begun to spread to the surrounding areas. For that reason, it’s a good idea to schedule pipeline inspection at least once a year. There are a number of different pipeline inspection techniques that can be used to isolate problems with the plumbing.

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Tips to Save Money on Energy Costs This Winter

February 6th, 2017

When the weather outside starts to get legitimately cold, your first instinct is probably to crank the heater and worry about the cost later. Paying a bit more on your gas or electrical bill is preferable to living in a freezer for a few months, right? What if you could still keep your home comfortably warm without paying significantly more for it, though? With just a couple of simple steps, you could make your heating system more energy efficient this winter. Let’s take a look at how you can improve your heating situation.

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How to Tell if Your Heat Pump is in Desperate Need of Replacement

January 23rd, 2017

heat-pump-unitSo you’ve had your heat pump for a number of years, and you’re relying on it yet again to get you through a cold winter. The system isn’t as on top of things as it used to be, but it’s still good for another season. At least, that what you hope. What happens, though, if your heat pump suddenly dies on you in the middle of the season? You probably don’t want to be left without a heating system during a cold month, so it’s a good idea to be very vigilant for signs that the system is in need of replacement.

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Indications That You May Need a Water Treatment System

January 16th, 2017

Water quality varies from city to city, though for the most part the stuff that comes out of your tap tends to be safe. Most cities put their water supplies through a fairly extensive treatment process before piping it into homes. The problem is that these treatment process is never 100% effective. There will always be some level of contamination in the water that makes it into your home. The best way to deal with the remaining contamination is to install a water treatment system in your home. Have a look at a couple of the signs that you should consider installing a water treatment system.

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