AllTech Services, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Manassas’

Why You Must Have Professionals for Gas Line Repair

Monday, January 1st, 2024
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Many homeowners these days are very handy. Even if you don’t know how to do a job, surely there are videos on the internet that give step-by-step tutorials, so you can learn all kinds of things about taking care of your home. This can give you a lot of confidence as well as useful skills. However, sometimes that confidence can lead to trouble.

Certain jobs should never be attempted by amateurs or DIY enthusiasts, and gas line repair is one of those jobs. If you need gas line repair in Manassas, VA, it’s critical that you have it done by a qualified professional. Here’s why.

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Best Benefits of a Ductless System You Should Know

Monday, December 18th, 2023
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Maybe you’ve got some serious concerns about your HVAC system. Maybe you just know your heater, your air conditioner, or both are getting old and won’t last much longer. Or maybe your main concern is that you’re trying to make your home more energy-efficient. Either way, you’ve heard about ductless systems, and you’ve got some questions.

Although forced-air HVAC systems using ductwork is the most common type of system, the fact that something is familiar to us doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best choice. Sometimes there are great reasons to go with a different approach. Ductless systems offer some big benefits that you should consider. We’ll tell you all about them, and you just might find ductless is the best choice for you.

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Top Signs You’ve Got a Hidden Plumbing Leak

Monday, November 20th, 2023
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If water is spraying out from under your sink, there’s no doubt: you’ve got a plumbing leak. But with so much of your plumbing system out of sight, and with many plumbing leaks starting with a trickle and not a dramatic spray, a problem can be tricky to spot. 

How can you tell there’s a plumbing leak happening in a hidden area? Keep an eye out for these signs so you can get leaks repaired and avoid major water damage.

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Why We Use Trenchless Technology

Monday, September 11th, 2023
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In the past, any problems with the water main leading to a house or the sewer line leading away from a house meant major damage would be inflicted on the lawn. Since it was easy to know that there was a problem but impossible to know exactly where the problem was located, long trenches had to be dug to expose the entirety of the pipe in question.

But those days are over! Today, we use trenchless technology. This means your lawn will remain undisturbed when your sewer line or water main requires repair.

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Only Have Professionals Perform Hydro-Jetting: Here’s Why

Monday, July 17th, 2023
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Hydro-jetting is the best way to get your sewer pipe and drainage system completely clean and clear of blockages, clogs, and buildup. No chemicals are used—only the power of pressurized water. It can be done when you have a known issue like persistent clogs, and it can be done as part of routine home maintenance to make sure buildup never has a chance to develop into a major clog. But this is not something you can do yourself. Hydro-jetting must be done by a plumber who has specialized training in the use of this technology. There are several reasons for this.

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Should You Repair or Replace Your Water Heater?

Monday, June 5th, 2023
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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.

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3 Signs You Need to Replace Your Garbage Disposal

Monday, April 24th, 2023
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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.

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Why Your Water Heater Is Rumbling

Monday, December 5th, 2022
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You’re relaxing at home, thinking everything is fine, and then you hear a strange noise. It sounds like something is rumbling. When you investigate, you discover that the rumbling sound is coming from your water heater. Is it a disaster? Is it going to explode?

The good news is that water heater explosions are extremely rare, to the point of being nearly unheard-of. If you have heard a story of a water heater exploding, it was almost definitely an old-fashioned steam-powered boiler, not the kind in use today. The bad news is that a rumbling sound indicates that you are in need of water heater repair in Manassas, VA. There are several things that could cause your water heater to make that rumbling noise. We’ll cover the two most likely possibilities.

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What You Need to Know About Furnace Safety

Monday, March 14th, 2022
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We may be coming near the end of the heating season, but still, if you have a gas furnace in your home, then there is never a bad time to talk about furnace safety. Now, we don’t mean to scare you into thinking that gas furnaces are inherently dangerous systems. They are not! However, if they are not properly maintained, they can become potentially dangerous.

We’re going to go through a checklist below that you can use to give yourself and your household peace of mind this year and for the years to come. This isn’t a comprehensive list by any means, and you should always schedule annual maintenance with a trained and qualified professional. However, this can certainly help you achieve safe and efficient furnace use.

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Tips for Cooling a 2-Story Home

Monday, August 16th, 2021

top-view-of-outside-ac-unitWhen you have a large home, it can be a challenge to keep it cool as efficiently as possible. After all, we have a lot of hot weather to battle all summer long, in addition to high humidity. This can make for a really uncomfortable environment without the right system and cooling practices in place.

Even when you do have a great air conditioning system, you want to make sure you’re not wasting more energy than necessary. Keep reading as we dive into some tips for cooling a 2-story home—efficiently! 

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