Service King Plumbing & HVAC Blog : Archive for June, 2016

Is It Time for Water Heater Replacement?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Water heaters are built to last. They have to be, in order to cope with the stress of providing hot water to an entire house on a day-to-day basis. As sturdy as they are, though, they do not last forever. Regardless of how well you take care of your water heater, you will eventually have to replace it with a new system. Some water heaters rupture once they reach the end of their lives, depending on where their wear and tear is worst. So, it’s a good idea to replace your water heater before it gets to that point. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need to replace your water heater. (more…)

Is My Gas Line Leaking?

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Natural gas is a truly outstanding resource. Not only is natural gas relatively clean-burning for a fossil fuel, but it also is quite affordable and is piped directly to our homes via a gas line. Of course, natural gas can also be quite dangerous if not piped into our homes and consumed properly. It is a combustible fuel, after all. That is precisely why you need to deal with any issues with your gas line in Lake in the Hills, IL immediately. To do so, of course, you’ll need to be able to recognize that there is an issue with your gas line to begin with.  (more…)

Why Can’t I Just Use Store Bought Drain Cleaners?

Monday, June 13th, 2016

We’ve all had that obnoxious drain that just isn’t draining as quickly as it needs to be. You know that if you leave it alone, it’ll just clog completely and then you’ll have a bigger problem to deal with. So, you go the store and you pick out a drain cleaner that you like, and you pour it down the drain. Problem solved, right? Wrong. Read on to find out why it’s not the best idea to use store bought drain cleaners instead of professional services. (more…)

Steps to Take Before Calling for Emergency Plumbing

Monday, June 6th, 2016

It can be difficult to think straight during a plumbing emergency, especially if water is pouring out of the wall or some other incredibly inconvenient place in your home. If you know what to do, though, you can limit the damage as much as possible before calling for repairs. Let’s take a look at what you should do to prepare your home for emergency plumbing services. (more…)