Service King Plumbing & HVAC Blog

What Might be Causing Low Air Conditioner Output

July 16th, 2018

Frozen-CoilSummer is when your air conditioner is most likely to develop some kind of problem, even if you have maintenance scheduled for it on a regular basis. A malfunction in your air conditioner can manifest in many ways, some of which are more obvious than others. It’s important that you be able to identify when your air conditioner is giving off signs of an issue, so that you can have it repaired as soon as possible. One of the more common signs of an air conditioner issue is low output. Have a look below at some of the reasons why your air conditioner might not be cooling as well as it should be. Continue Reading

Have You Scheduled Air Conditioning Maintenance Yet?

July 2nd, 2018

Air-Conditioner-ServiceAir conditioning maintenance is one of the most beneficial services you can schedule for your air conditioner. If you haven’t scheduled it yet, you should really do so as soon as possible. The more you use the air conditioner during the summer, the more strain it’s going to be put under. This will make it much more likely for problems to develop over the next few months. Read on to find out how air conditioning maintenance helps keep your system in top condition during the summer. Continue Reading

Indications It’s Time for a New Water Heater

June 18th, 2018

tank-water-heaterA water heater can last for a long time, especially if you take proper care of it. Eventually, though, you’re going to need to install a new system. If you water heater is getting close to the end of its life, it’s a good idea to replace it as soon as possible.

Waiting for the system to break down entirely before replacing it is just going to leave you without a functioning water heater for a couple days. Have a look at the following signs that your water heater is getting close to the end of its life, so you can replace it with a new one before it dies completely. Continue Reading

You Might Want to Install a Water Treatment System if You See These Things

June 4th, 2018

Kitchen-PlumbingCity water treatment honestly isn’t where it should be in this country. Aside from the fact that some cities don’t even have potable tap water, many cities are not able to completely cleanse their water supplies of contaminants. The odds of you being poisoned by your water supply are honestly pretty low, depending on where you live. However, there are a number of contaminants that can make it into your plumbing system that should not be there. If you’re concerned that your water quality is negatively affecting your quality of life, have a look at some of the signs that you should install a water treatment system. Continue Reading

Why You Should Avoid Store Bought Drain Cleaners

May 21st, 2018

Drain-snakingDrain cleaning is an important part of keeping your drains healthy and functioning. Unfortunately, most homeowners view drain cleaning as a simple matter of pouring store-bought drain cleaners down the drain when it clogs. This is just about the worst thing you could do for the health of your drains. Read on to find out why store bought drain cleaners are a mistake, and why you should always rely on professional drain cleaning services to keep your drains in good shape. Continue Reading

Avoid Plumbing Issues by Scheduling Regular Inspections

May 7th, 2018

PlumberCan you look at your plumbing system and tell, at a glance, if there’s anything wrong with it? Of course not, unless there’s something obviously wrong like a pipe gushing water into your hallway. The plumbing system is mostly hidden from sight, and the kinds of issues that often afflict it don’t show obvious signs until they are far enough along to start causing some serious trouble. That’s why it’s important to catch them before they start showing symptoms. In order to keep your plumbing system in good health, you’re going to need to schedule regular inspection and maintenance appointments. Continue Reading

How to Tell if You Have a Leak in Your Home

April 23rd, 2018

pipe-leakOne of the biggest problems that plumbing systems have to deal with is leaks. They’re common, damaging, and often very difficult to detect without professional training or equipment. Just one leak in the wrong place can cause immense amounts of damage before being detected.

Fortunately, there are ways to try and catch leaks early. We recommend scheduling professional preventive maintenance at least once a year, in order to have the best chance of catching leaks in your plumbing. Between those appointments, though, you should follow the tricks below to help catch any leaks that might be lurking in your plumbing. Continue Reading

Tips for Keeping Your Water Heater Healthy This Year

April 9th, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters may be sturdy, but they’re not immune to problems. If you don’t take proper care of yours, you can expect it to need replacement many years earlier than you think. Fortunately, if you take the right steps you can both increase the system’s efficiency and lengthen its lifespan at the same time. Follow the tips below to ensure that your water heater is as healthy as possible throughout the year. Continue Reading

Is It Time for a New Furnace?

March 26th, 2018

BurnerWe’re getting towards the end of the cold weather for the foreseeable future, which means that now is the perfect time to start looking into whether or not you need a new furnace! It’s much, much better to replace your furnace now, if you need to, than to wait until later on in the year when everyone who needs a new furnace is trying to get one installed. So, how do you tell if you need a new furnace? Well, there are a number of different signs that your current system might be nearing the end of its life. Have a look below to help you decide about whether or not to replace your system. Continue Reading

Water Line Problems You Should Know About

March 12th, 2018

water-lineA lot of people make at least a token effort to keep their plumbing systems operating properly. They keep an eye out for any signs the system isn’t functioning the way it should, and call for a plumber when they need to. Far fewer people, however, are as careful about their water line.

The water line is the most important part of your plumbing system. All water that passes through the plumbing system flows from the water line. If you want the rest of your plumbing system to stay in good shape, it’s a good idea to make sure that your water line is healthy. Have a look at some common water line problems below, and what you should do to make sure they don’t affect your system. Continue Reading