July 3rd, 2023
Air quality outdoors has been a concern on many of our minds lately, as smoke from the Canadian wildfires drifts all the way south to us.
But how much do you know about indoor air quality? Indoor air is often more contaminated than outdoor air, but we don’t get air quality warnings about that with our weather forecasts.
We’d like to tell you a little bit about indoor air quality: how it’s contaminated, how air purifiers improve it, and how cleaner air can improve your life.
June 19th, 2023
Are you excited for summer? Of course you are! But part of the reason you’re ready to enjoy the heat is that you know you can retreat to your cool, comfortable home when you need to. It would really spoil your fun if your air conditioner broke down and you had to wait in an overheated house for someone to come fix it.
Would you like to know the best ways to protect your HVAC system and make sure it’s ready to work hard all summer? We’ve got some tips for you.
June 5th, 2023
If you’re having water heater troubles, even in the heat of summer, that is a huge inconvenience. And if the problems are particularly bad, or have cropped up repeatedly, you might be wondering whether repairs are actually worth it. What are the indicators that it’s time to replace your water heater? And when is a repair a better investment? Here are some guidelines.
May 22nd, 2023
Did you know that it’s not just spies in the movies using tiny cameras on long lines these days? Plumbers are doing it, too! You might hear it referred to as video pipe inspection or video drain inspection. We can even take a look as far down as the sewer line that carries all your wastewater away from your home.
Why do people need their drains inspected with video cameras? What circumstances would indicate that you should have it done?
Here are some details on how to know if video drain inspection is just the thing your plumbing needs.
May 8th, 2023
In the 1970s, new homes started to be routinely built with ductwork for the new central air conditioning systems. Those ducts are also often how heat is conducted through homes. This is a great system that continues to be the standard for most new construction.
However, even the best systems occasionally have problems. The main issue that ducts face is leaking: deterioration from age, or damage caused by anything from rodents to remodeling. With ductwork generally sealed away out of sight, how can you tell if there’s a leak? Here are some telltale signs to keep an eye out for.
April 24th, 2023
A garbage disposal in your kitchen sink can be such a handy thing to have. It streamlines the process of washing the dishes, and can keep food waste from stinking up your trash can and thus your whole kitchen. But what if your garbage disposal is becoming more trouble than it’s worth? Can it be repaired? Or is it time to have your garbage disposal replaced? Here are some key points to help you figure that out.
April 10th, 2023
When your kitchen or bathroom sink or your shower drain is clogged, it can be tempting to reach for a bottle of liquid drain cleaner. But do you know what that stuff actually is? We’ll give you some information on chemical drain cleaners, as well as some tips about safer and more effective options. The next time you have a clog, you’ll be prepared to make the right choice.
March 27th, 2023
It’s about time to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring! It won’t be very long before you can shut down your heater for the season, and soon after that, you’ll start needing your air conditioner. But what about that worry you have that something’s just not quite right with your heater? Should you ignore it, hope it won’t cause a major failure in the next month or so, and then see if it has somehow resolved itself by the time you need your heater again in the fall?
No! You should address any concerns about your heater promptly, even if it’s late in the season. Here are some of the biggest reasons why.
March 13th, 2023
It may sound overly complicated to have one system run on two different energy sources, but before you decide against it, you might want to learn more. What is a dual fuel system? Have you heard of it by another name? How does it work? What are the benefits and drawbacks? We’ll answer all these questions so that you can make a well-informed choice about whether this option is right for your home.
February 27th, 2023
When you think about jobs that you need a professional plumber for, chances are, you’re thinking about the pipes and fixtures in your home that use water. And of course, a plumber is the person for the job if you have a leaking pipe or a blocked drain, or if you are remodeling to add a bathroom to your home. But plumbers can do more than just work on water pipes. When you need work done on the gas lines in your home, a professional plumber is the person for that job, too. Here’s why.