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Suspect a Leak? Here’s What to Do

Monday, August 20th, 2018

homeowner on phone inspecting leak underneath sinkA leak is quite easily one of the biggest enemies to plumbing systems everywhere. But what makes a leak such a feared antagonist? Well, there are a number of factors at play here. First off, even those leaks you may consider “minor,” like dripping faucets, can waste gallons of water throughout the months. These small leaks trick you into thinking they aren’t a big deal, and then the cost of your water use starts to add up.

Bigger leaks waste water too, of course, and can also do extensive damage to your property. These leaks can happen behind walls or even beneath your flooring. In fact, most leaks are hidden, so they can do a lot of damage before you even notice them. Since so much of your plumbing system is hidden from view, and since leaks can happen anywhere there is a pipe, it is essential you know how to spot trouble. Once you suspect a leak, you’ll want to get in touch with a professional plumber. But, how do you check?

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Are You Treating Your Kitchen Plumbing Well?

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Professional plumber doing reparation in kitchen home.When it comes to the various systems and components of your home, your plumbing system is probably not one you think about a whole lot—that is, until something goes wrong. Our Sterling, VA plumbers would like to help you avoid that altogether. We can do this by performing routine maintenance for your plumbing system (once a year is best), but there are other things you can do to make sure you’re treating your plumbing system well and helping it last longer without the need for costly repairs.

Today, we’re going to talk about your kitchen plumbing. In particular, the sink. You might be one of those fortunate homeowners who have a garbage disposal system installed with their kitchen sink. This means you don’t have to deal with the stinky pile-up that can accumulate in your trash can, as most of your food scraps can go right down the drain. But, can anything go down your kitchen sink drain?

Well, no.

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How to Keep Your Air Conditioner in Top Shape

Monday, June 25th, 2018

top view of an air conditionerWith temperatures only growing warmer, residents throughout Sterling and beyond are looking forward to summer. Of course, if you haven’t already we do urge you to schedule your air conditioning maintenance, to make sure that your cooling system is ready to get you through the hotter weather.

Air conditioning maintenance is the best way to keep your cooling system in top shape. There are a few small maintenance tasks you can do on your own. For example, you should be changing out or cleaning the air filter in your HVAC system every 1–3 months, and ensuring that the outside unit is clear of debris. But professional, full-service maintenance will ensure the longevity of your system, and help you fend off AC repair in Sterling, VA as best you can.

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Consider Your Options in the Search for a New Heater

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

animated checklistIn our previous post, we talked about how the end of winter is no time to ignore heater repairs. Doing so can allow them to worsen to the point you may even be stuck with a broken down heater next fall. Of course, there’s also the chance that you’ll find your aging heater can’t take any more repairs, and that it’s actually time for Sterling, VA heating replacement, instead.

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The End of Winter Is No Time to Ignore Heater Repairs!

Monday, March 19th, 2018

technicians gloved hands repairing heaterTemperatures in our neck of the woods are still chilly enough for homeowners to be using their heaters on a regular basis. But spring will be here soon enough, and the warm weather that comes with it can hit hard. You’ll find yourself switching from using your heater to using your AC system regularly in the blink of an eye.

This makes now the perfect time to consider if you have any Sterling, VA heating repair needs that you should take care of as we reach the official end of winter. Sure, air conditioning maintenance is certainly something to think about and get on your schedule right away, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect your heater, no matter how late in the heating season it is.

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Why Do You Need a Plumbing Pro to Install Gas Lines?

Monday, February 19th, 2018

female homeowner greeting plumber at front doorWe’re betting that when you hear the term “professional plumber” you probably don’t imagine someone who can install and service gas lines. After all, plumbers are those who work with piping that carries water and sewage right? Services include things like repairing faucets, sinks, garbage disposals, and installing new Sterling, VA plumbing fixtures.

That’s all true, but yes, plumbing professionals also install and service gas lines. In fact, this is a very important part of our job, and one you should only trust to highly trained and experienced plumbers such as our team. You can rely on us to handle any gas piping job, big or small.

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Hydro-Jetting: The Answer to Stubborn Clogs

Monday, February 5th, 2018

woman showing plumber what's wrong with her drain pipeWe want to start this off by saying, even if your drain clog isn’t “stubborn,” it’s never a good idea to use store-bought liquid drain cleaners to resolve the issue. Sure, you’ve probably used it in the past and had “success,” but that success may have meant relieving the clog for a few months until it came back again—and you had to buy more drain cleaner!

In fact, some of these store-bought solutions even state in the instructions that you may have to use them again. That’s because they don’t actually remove the clog. They break through it so water flow gets back to an acceptable level for a while. But then the clog builds back up. What’s worse, these solutions contain corrosive chemicals, and persistent use is going to lead to Sterling, VA plumbing problems down the line.

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Signs of a Water Heater in Disrepair

Monday, December 11th, 2017

white question mark on blue backgroundAs we creep closer and closer to winter, many homeowners throughout the country are taking steps to prepare their homes. From insulating pipes against colder temperatures to ensuring that your heater is ready for the long winter ahead, you probably feel pretty confident that you are ready.

There is one system, however, that often gets taken for granted and thus forgotten, no matter what time of the year it is. It’s your water heater. Used every day, your water heater is designed to last for many years. However, no system lasts forever, and it’s essential that you be aware of signs that yours might need repairs, or may even be ready for replacement.

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You Have a Plumbing Emergency, Now What?

Monday, October 30th, 2017

old rusty pipe with pinhole leakAre you looking to improve your water pressure? Perhaps you want to upgrade your toilet to a low-flow model, or are wondering what your options are for water treatment systems and how one will benefit your household. These are all matters which allow you to call and make an appointment with a plumber at your leisure.

But what if there’s a sudden emergency with your piping, your drains, or any one of your plumbing fixtures? When you’re watching water rush into or onto your property, it becomes pretty obvious that you have an emergency and need someone at your house, fast. There are also steps you should take on your own to prevent property damage and damage to your plumbing system. Our team provides superior professional plumbing in Sterling, VA, but we’d also like to provide you with some tips on what to do right when an emergency hits.

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Need Gas Line Services? Call Your Plumber!

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

male technician standing with arms crossed and smilingThere are a variety of appliances that require the use of natural gas, many of which are likely installed in your home. Gas is a leading fuel source due to its affordability and convenience over other fuel types, such as electricity or propane. It puts out a high amount of heat relative to the amount consumed, making it a highly efficient fuel source.

But to get your gas appliances to work, you have to have constant access to a stream of natural gas—that is, you need a gas line from the nearest city gas main to your home if you want to be able to use your gas appliances at all. In some older neighborhoods, this is not always available. We’ll be able to advise you whether this is the case or not. And when you are ready for gas line installation or service, fortunately, we have the Sterling, VA plumbers for the job!

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