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Signs That You Need Drain Cleaning

February 10th, 2016

The drains in your home serve an important purpose, as a connection point between your plumbing and sewer system. So, if you want your home’s sewer system to keep working properly, you should make sure that your drains remain in good condition. One of the best ways to maintain your drains is by scheduling drain cleaning services at least once a year. This will ensure that water continues to flow smoothly through the system. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you should schedule drain cleaning services.

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When to Install a New Furnace

February 8th, 2016

Furnaces can last quite a while, with proper care and maintenance. They don’t last forever, however. No matter how well you take care of your furnace, there will come a point where you have to replace it. It’s important that you be able to recognize the signs that your furnace is nearing the end of its life, so that you can replace it as soon as possible. Otherwise, you might be taken by surprise when your furnace permanently breaks down on you. Read on for some of the common signs that you need to install a new furnace.

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Signs that You Need to Replace Your Boiler

February 3rd, 2016

Boilers have a well-earned reputation for longevity, especially compared to other home heating systems. The reason for this is that boilers have far fewer moving parts, which means that there are fewer ways for problems to occur. Despite this endurance, however, boiler systems do have expiration dates. There comes a point where the system just can’t keep up anymore, and it needs to be replaced. If you’re using a boiler system to heat your home, you should be aware of the symptoms that it’s reaching the end of its life. Let’s take a look at some of those symptoms now.

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Steps You can Take During a Plumbing Emergency

February 2nd, 2016

Not all plumbing problems can wait until a convenient appointment time before being resolved. There are some that can cause so much damage that they must be addressed immediately for the sake of your home. When one of those plumbing emergencies comes up, there are a couple of steps you can take to make sure that the damage is mitigated as much as possible. Read on for more information about what you can do during a plumbing emergency.

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Signs That Your Water Line Needs Repair

February 1st, 2016

The water line is the pipe responsible for bringing all fresh water into your home, whether from a well or the municipal water main. As such, it’s important that you make sure your water pipe is kept in good condition. Water pipes are pretty sturdy, and can often last for up to a century without needing to be replaced. However, you may find yourself needing to replace the pipe much more quickly if you aren’t careful. Read on for some of the early warning signs that your water line is in need of repair.

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Consider Installing an Air Cleaner This Winter

January 25th, 2016

Every time you take a breath, you inhale millions upon millions of microscopic airborne contaminants. Some common airborne contaminants found in homes include dust, dander, pollen, viruses, bacteria and mold spores. Though they are often too widespread to do significant harm in a short amount of time, breathing these contaminants over a prolonged period makes a number of health problems far more likely. For example, allergy attacks, flu and cold symptoms, and chronic conditions like asthma all commonly occur from long-term exposure to airborne contaminants. In order to address these issues, it’s best to install an air cleaner in your home. Let’s take a look at some common air cleaner types, and how they can benefit you.

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Causes and Effects of Boiler Kettling

January 20th, 2016

If you’ve ever noticed your boiler giving off a deep rumbling sound, it means that your system is kettling. Kettling may sound bad, but don’t panic. Your boiler isn’t going to explode or anything. However, it will require serious repair if you don’t act quickly. Read on to find out more about what causes boiler kettling, and what it can do if you let it continue.

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When is it Time to Replace My Furnace?

January 18th, 2016

Your furnace can last a good long time, as long as you take proper care of it. You can’t make it last forever, though. Sooner or later, you’re going to need to install a new system. If you don’t recognize that your furnace is nearing the end of its life, it may break down on you unexpectedly. Keep an eye out for the following signs that you need a new furnace.

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Common Water Heater Maintenance Procedures

January 13th, 2016

Of all the various appliances that you use in your home, your water heater is the one you probably use the most. Think about it: you probably use other appliances, like your heater or air conditioner, for only a few months out of the year. You very likely use your water heater multiple times a day. All of that usage creates a lot of stress on the system, which is why maintenance is so important. Read on to find out more about what happens during a water heater maintenance appointment.

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The Serious Problems Created by Slab Leaks

January 11th, 2016

Of all the many plumbing problems that can plague your home, slab leaks are some of the worst. There are a couple different reasons for this, including their location, how difficult they are to detect, and how much damage they can do in a short amount of time. If you’re not familiar with the dangers of slab leaks, read on for the sake of your plumbing system.

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