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New Plumbing Technologies You Should Know About

June 19th, 2017

pipes-valvesFor the most part, the plumbing system in your home is based around the same designs that have been in place for over a century. Water pressure is what allows water to get up to the faucets in your home, so a pressurized water system guides the indoor plumbing supply. Gravity is what helps move wastewater along, so the sewer pipes in your home are quite simple indeed.

However, beyond the basic concept of sewer lines and water supply pipes, plumbing has advanced a great deal over just the last couple of decades. There are new technologies in plumbing we think any homeowner should know about. That way, when the time does come to call in a plumber, you’ll know that you have someone on the job with the right tools and equipment to make your home run smoothly.

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What Should You Do When Your Air Conditioner Is Leaking?

June 5th, 2017

drip-drop-waterOften, we get phone calls from homeowners worried that they’ve got a major plumbing leak in the house—only to discover the problem is actually an air conditioner leak! Air conditioners can leak water, but not because they use your plumbing system to work. Rather, condensation builds up within the system and may, if drainage is not properly set up, find a way to spill over into your home.

Depending on the location of an air conditioner’s indoor unit, the results of a leak can be nearly catastrophic. So what should you do if your air conditioner springs a leak? And can you prevent this from happening in the future? Learn more from the guide below, and call our team ASAP to fix your leaky AC unit!

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An Overview of Hot Water Heaters Available Today

May 22nd, 2017

water-heater-tankPicking out a new water heater is not quite the same as picking out a new car. You probably won’t have a color preference for your new hot water heater, for example, but we do see some similarities. Your family’s safety comes first and foremost, so safety is a concern with a new installation just as it is with a new vehicle. Efficiencies vary from model to model, as with most cars, and different fuel sources can be used to power them (electric or gas).

Just as you wouldn’t pick the first car you saw on the lot, we think it’s worth putting some thought into which water heater you pick out for your family. Check out our guide to some of the latest technologies, and some of the classics, and talk to your plumber to find the water heater that’s right for your home!

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Here’s What You Should Do When You Need Emergency Plumbing Service

May 8th, 2017

burst-frozen-pipeIf you decide you want to upgrade your faucet, improve your water pressure, or install a new water softener, you can set up an appointment with a plumber in advance. A quality plumbing contractor should have a time available within your schedule, so it’s often more convenient than scheduling same-day service anyway.

But when there’s an emergency within your pipes, drains, and fixtures, you need someone to show up fast. You may also need to take some action to prevent damage to your home and plumbing system, and we’re here to offer some advice. Call our team right away for emergency plumbing service in Jerome, ID.

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4 Things You Should Do to Prepare Your Plumbing for Spring

April 24th, 2017

glass-water-faucet-pourSpring is drawing near, and there are a few things our expert plumbers think you should never ignore if you want your plumbing system to work smoothly all summer long. Winter can leave a mess behind, and in a service area like ours—where winter damage and old pipes can be a dangerous combination—homeowners need to take action.

If you need help getting your home plumbing system into shape for the spring and summer, contact our plumbers. We can help clean the gutters, inspect the pipes, maintain or replace a sump pump, or do whatever you need to keep water and waste moving along smoothly!

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4 Things You Should Know About Sump Pumps

April 10th, 2017

Backup-Sump-PumpSome homeowners never have to worry about their homes flooding thanks to rainwater and high water tables. But in our area, flooding is all too common. We need the right equipment to pump water out of our basements fast, and that’s something you’ll only get from a quality sump pump (or two!).

Here, you’ll find some expert advice for homeowners. We detail the things we think any sump pump owner should know, and some of these may come as a surprise. For more information, get in touch with our friendly team, or call us for sump pump service in Ketchum, ID.

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Spring Is the Perfect Time to Maintain Your AC

March 27th, 2017

Air-Conditioner-Unit-Lawn-Pink-FlowerChances are high that the only time you really think to call a local HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) company is when something goes wrong. When your central air conditioning equipment shuts down, you’re in a rush to find a company that can take care of the problem quickly. But wouldn’t it be easier to avoid this situation altogether and schedule an appointment on your own time?

That’s exactly what an air conditioning maintenance visit is for. You never know what to expect when temperatures are at their highest and your air conditioner is working its hardest. Preventative maintenance in the springtime is the way to go.

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What You Should Know about Owning a Backflow Preventer

March 13th, 2017

backflow-prevention-largeA backflow preventer is a mechanical device that protects the health and safety of the people in your neighborhood. Regulations vary from state to state and city to city, but in general, most commercial properties and any home with an irrigation system should have a backflow preventer on site.

If you have a backflow preventer on your property, there are some things you should know about how to care for it properly. Keep the potable water supply safe by doing your part and scheduling regular backflow testing. Read on for more information and call our team for professional backflow testing in Twin Falls, ID.

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How to Check Your Sump Pump

February 28th, 2017

plumbing-flooding-homeYou expect your sump pump to work reliably when you need it. But many homeowners who feel the same way find themselves surprised when they find their basements filled with water (and their sump pumps in need of replacement).

Spring is near, which means that your sump pump may need to take on some extra work as ice thaws and rain rolls in. Make sure your sump pump is working today, or get it replaced long before you have to shell out money to pump out the water and replace valuables. Find out how to check your sump pump in the guide below, and call our team for more information about sump pumps in Twin Falls, ID.

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What’s the Difference Between a Furnace and a Boiler?

February 13th, 2017

natural-gas-furnace-flameIn order to get the service you really need for your heating system, it’s important to know the proper terminology. When your heater needs repairs or if you are shopping around for a new one, you should be able to identify whether you are thinking of a boiler or a furnace.

Don’t worry; it’s not uncommon to confuse the two. Sometimes, you get so used to hearing one term or the other, the differences may not occur to you. Or, you may move from a relatively warm climate to somewhere homeowners have all kinds of different systems in place.

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