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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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We Clear Up 4 Common Plumbing Myths

January 30th, 2017

faucet-water-leakWhen our plumbers show up to a home, they are often recruited to teach homeowners and help them understand how their plumbing systems actually work. People are often surprised to hear that their garbage disposals aren’t as sharp as they think, that their noisy water heater probably won’t explode, or that they could have thawed a frozen pipe on their own.

We want to help spread this information widely, and make sure homeowners can maintain their plumbing systems in the best ways possible. Here, we break down 4 different plumbing myths we hear a lot, and tell you what you should really do to keep your plumbing system in the best condition possible.

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Why Commercial Plumbing Specialists Are the Only Ones for the Job

January 16th, 2017

When you run into problems with your commercial plumbing system, you may just run a quick internet search and call the first plumber you find. But you may be missing out on an opportunity.

Major commercial plumbing issues require the expertise of a team with the right tools and experience for a larger, more complex plumbing system. Plus, you get to team up with a plumber you can trust, so you have someone familiar with your plumbing system who you can call time and time again.

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Thawing Frozen Pipes: What to Do and What You Absolutely Should Not

January 9th, 2017

We know that you want to thaw out your frozen pipes fast, but there is a right way and a wrong way to do so. We’re here to offer our experts’ advice, so that you can get water back to your faucets quickly and safely. Be sure there is insulation around exposed pipes and leave your heater on when you go on vacation—you don’t want to come home to frozen or burst pipes.

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What to Do about Burst Pipes in the Middle of the Night

January 2nd, 2017

Of course, plumbing issues don’t typically wait until it is convenient for you to call a plumber. They can happen in the middle of a work day, late at night, or while you are on vacation. You can prevent pipes from bursting by shutting off the water while you go on vacation and making sure heat can reach the pipes when it is freezing outside.

But, overall, what’s important is that you know how to act fast in case a pipe does burst in your home at an inconvenient time. What would you do with burst pipes in the latest hours.

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How Our Team Can Help with Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 26th, 2016

This year, don’t miss an opportunity to make those New Year’s resolutions a reality. Call your local plumbers and heating technicians for even more ways to enjoy the new year, budget, and make the most of 2017. We are ready to help!

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