December 19th, 2016
Low water pressure may not stop you from doing certain tasks around the home, but it certainly is an annoyance. When you don’t have enough water pressure in your plumbing system, basic tasks like rinsing dishes suddenly become much more difficult, and a shower with low water pressure is certainly unpleasant.
If you have low water pressure in your home, you may need to do an investigation first. Ask yourself some questions, and be prepared to explain the answers to a plumber.
December 12th, 2016
Recently, we wrote about what you can do to prevent pipes throughout the home from freezing. Still, you may be caught by surprise this season if your pipes still manage to freeze up, or if you’ve accidentally passed over a pipe while insulating and winterizing your plumbing.
This week, we want to talk about what you should do if your pipes do freeze. This is a very serious problem. Of course, there is the lack of access to water. But also, frozen pipes can expand and burst rather easily. You should act fast to get the pipes back to normal and, hopefully, prevent a plumbing emergency.
December 5th, 2016
This holiday season, as you’re decorating the home and gathering friends and family for a feast, don’t forget to take care of your home’s most important systems. The holidays are tough without a working garbage disposal, heating system, or piping system, and you should do everything in your power to keep these afloat for a joyous, stress-free season.
November 28th, 2016
This winter, don’t forget to do whatever you can to make your home a safe and healthy place. When you run your heating system, there’s a possibility of a carbon monoxide leak or another dangerous issue that could affect your family members, and that’s something you want to avoid at all costs. Here are our tips for making sure your home is safe and healthy all season long.
November 21st, 2016
Here’s what you should know about pipes in the winter: water expands when it freezes. And that means the water in your pipes, which can freeze when temperatures plunge, may expand within the pipes—causing the pipe to expand as well. And since the pipes were made to contain a set volume of water, this is when pipes become likely to burst.
A burst pipe is something that no homeowner wants to deal with. They also don’t want to deal with the lack of water pressure that results from a set of frozen pipes. Learn how to prevent pipes from freezing where it matters the most in our helpful guide.
November 14th, 2016
If you haven’t already scheduled fall maintenance for your heating system, it’s not too late. We strongly recommend that you do this ASAP, and the earlier you get it done, the better.
The most important thing is that you don’t skip this service altogether. If you have not already had a trained heating and air conditioning technician check out your heating system and give it a complete tune-up, now is the time.
November 7th, 2016
Sometimes, it’s tough to tell if that issue you’re having with your heating system is truly urgent—or if you can wait a while to schedule service.
We know that you’re a busy homeowner and that it can be difficult to find the time of day to schedule in home services. But we want you to know that even those little issues that seem like no big deal can indicate a pretty big problem. Here are 3 types of issues we always recommend calling in a technician for—as soon as possible.
October 31st, 2016
We know that spring is the furthest thing from your mind as temperatures take a plunge. But maintaining your home’s plumbing system now means a lot less stress in the months to come. When plumbing components freeze, you can end up with some costly repairs in the spring. But you can take action right now to prevent that hassle later on—and it’s easy!
October 24th, 2016
Ready or not, winter is almost here. And once temperatures plunger and we have 5 feet of snow around our homes, it gets a lot more difficult for us to get the services we need to keep our homes safe and comfortable. Start planning early, and consider the following steps to get your home ready for winter so that you don’t have to worry about issues when it’s freezing outside.
October 17th, 2016
A water heater is something that we need throughout the year. If you’re rinsing or washing dishes or doing a load of laundry, you expect hot water no matter what the weather is outdoors. And very few people can enjoy a cold shower.
But in the winter, the need for hot water is even more apparent. Without it, you simply cannot handle a shower, or just turning on the faucet to rinse a dish. And, while it’s still fall, the chill of winter will set in before we know it.