AllTech Services, Inc. Blog : Archive for November, 2017

Why Is a Slab Leak Such a Big Deal?

Monday, November 27th, 2017

cracked concrete foundationThere are a number of different types of leaks that can negatively impact your home’s plumbing system. One of the worst to deal with is a slab leak, which is defined as a leak in the hot or cold water lines that run through the concrete foundation of your home—which probably indicates to you why you don’t want a leak of this kind! Slab leaks can occur as for a few different reasons. It could be a shift in the land putting pressure on your pipes, chemicals within the water creating corrosion, or the abrasion of the pipe on the concrete surrounding it.

Whatever the reason for experiencing a slab leak, one thing is for certain: it needs immediate attention from a professional Fairfax, VA plumber. Slab leaks are typically hard to spot or detect on your own, but signs you can watch out for include cracks in the basement, an unexplained rise in your water bills, strange behavior from your water heater (80% of slab leaks happen in the hot water lines), and mold and mildew growth in the basement.

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Beware These Ductless System Repair Needs

Monday, November 13th, 2017

ductless system air handler mounted high on wallDuctless air conditioning and heating systems are a common recommendation for us to make to homeowners who’ve dealt with either the hassle of a house without ducts, or a ducted system with damage that makes their HVAC system work inefficiently. Ductless systems offer far greater comfort and efficiency than standard window units, and they are less obtrusive. Lastly, they are more reliable and long-lasting. But this doesn’t mean they’re immune to problems!

If you have a ductless system, it’s important to watch out for these problems and call in a pro right away if you do notice them. In order to prevent emergency Ashburn, VA HVAC services, be sure to schedule maintenance for your ductless system twice a year. In the meantime, watch out for the following:

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