Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Blog

How Carbon Monoxide Can Kill and What You Can Do

February 22nd, 2018

Many people associate carbon monoxide with automobiles, but the reality is carbon monoxide can be a threat inside your home. Carbon monoxide is something that should not be taken lightly, and it is important to recognize that this lethal gas can affect you and members of your household without even setting foot inside a vehicle.

Below is more information about carbon monoxide poisoning, including how you can prevent it from occurring, and what should be done if you believe you have been exposed to it.

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What Is a Smart Thermostat? An FAQ

January 22nd, 2018

Once upon a time, a thermostat was an analog device that helped to control the temperature of the home. The homeowner would set the dial to the preferred temperature while the thermostat would measure the temperature of the room. When the room became too hot or too cold, the thermostat would turn on the proper heating or cooling device.

Times have changed. Analog thermostats were replaced by digital thermostats, and now those digital thermostats are being replaced as well. Smart thermostats are among the newest HVAC inventions to help homeowners optimize comfort indoors and save money on heating and cooling.  

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8 Reasons Your Boiler Could Fail

December 19th, 2017

A sudden boiler failure often comes as a shock to homeowners, especially when it happens during the middle of winter. Unfortunately, homeowners often fail to notice the signs of impending boiler failure before it actually happens. By recognizing the following red flags, you’ll be able to take proactive steps towards maintaining or replacing your boiler before it breaks down.

Old Age

A quality boiler can last for a long time, but boilers aren’t meant to last forever. With the proper care and maintenance, a traditional gas boiler is designed to offer anywhere from 10 to 15 years of reliable service. Some boilers are able to last for 20 years or more through a combination of excellent maintenance and high-quality components.

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What You Should Know About Hydro Jetting

November 17th, 2017

Clogged drains and pipes can be frustrating for any homeowner. If the plunger and the baking soda just isn’t enough to dislodge stubborn blockage, you may need a stronger way of dispatching your clog. Hydro jetting offers an innovative way of busting up clogs that prove difficult to remove using other methods.

But before you get in touch with us to set up your hydro jetting appointment, you should know a few things about the process, from how it works to the results you can expect. The following explains the ins and outs of hydro jetting so you can decide if it’s right for your plumbing needs.

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7 Signs It’s Time for a New Water Heater

October 26th, 2017

The only time you’re likely to think about getting a new water heater is when your old one goes kaput. Instead of scrambling to replace your water heater when it breaks down, you’re better off with a planned replacement before it gets to that point. All you have to do is look out for the following seven signs.

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3 Kinds of Air Conditioner Noises You Should Take Seriously

October 12th, 2017

Young Man Repairing Air Conditioner Standing On StepladderNo one expects their air conditioner to be completely quiet, but there are normal air conditioner noises and then there are the other kinds of noises that make you sit up and say, “What on earth was that?”

An unexpected air conditioner noise is often a sign of a problem. The question is whether it’s a minor problem, a major problem or just a sign that your air conditioner is getting older. Even if you know what a noise might mean, different problems can often cause the same type of noise, so it may take an air conditioning expert to figure out exactly what the problem is.

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Common Heating System Problems to Watch Out For

September 27th, 2017

Although it’s designed to be as reliable as possible, it’s not unexpected for your heating system to run into an issue or two during its life. These issues usually range from minor inconveniences to problems that could sideline your heating system when you need it most. It’s important to keep an eye out for these issues so proactive measures can be taken against them.

The following are a few common issues you could be dealing with throughout the heating season.

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8 Signs of a Failing Garbage Disposal

September 27th, 2017

A functioning garbage disposal helps keep your sink and pipes clean. But when problems arise with your disposal, the issues could impact the way you cook, wash up or keep your kitchen clean.

While some garbage disposal problems respond to repairs, others require a full replacement. In this blog, we list eight indicators that you need a garbage disposal service and potentially a disposal replacement.

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Signs You Need to Schedule Pipe Inspection

July 10th, 2017

pipe-inspectionIt can be difficult to keep your plumbing system in proper shape much of the time, since most of the system is hidden from view. Most of the issues that can afflict a plumbing system are quite subtle, as well, making it even more difficult to be able to tell when your system is in need of repairs. If you know what to look for, though, you can identify signs that it’s time for a professional inspection. Have a look at some of the more common signs that you need to schedule pipe inspection services.

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Magnolia Gives Back to Our Community This Fourth of July

June 27th, 2017

Our country has always relied on the altruism and sacrifice of others, both on a national scale and in local communities. The ceaseless efforts of our firefighters, police officers, teachers, and members of the armed forces help to ensure that we have a chance to thrive in a safe environment. In honor of their service this Independence Day, Magnolia would like to offer members of the above groups 10% off.

We can never fully repay the debt we owe to these patriotic servants, but we can at least ensure that they’re as comfortable as possible in their homes. If you’re a teacher, firefighter, police officer, or military service member, call today to find out how you can take advantage of our discount. Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling would like to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July!

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