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

The Threat FOG Poses to Your Garbage Disposal

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Considering the role garbage disposals play in the kitchen, it can be tempting to think of them as these invincible engines of destruction. However, garbage disposals are far from immune to problems. If you don’t treat your garbage disposal properly, it can develop all kinds of problems and have a much shorter lifespan. Let’s take a look at one of the biggest threats to garbage disposal health: FOG. (more…)

How to Identify Hard Water in Your Home

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Hard water is one of the more common, and irritating, problems that can afflict the plumbing in your home. It’s also one of the more difficult issues to identify before it can cause major issues for your plumbing system. The best way to deal with hard water is to install a water treatment system in your home’s water line. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you have hard water in your home, so that you can have a water softener installed. (more…)

Why Install a Water Treatment System?

Monday, July 11th, 2016

While the water in your home may seem completely clear, it actually contains a variety of all kinds of chemicals, elements, and even potentially harmful organisms. The water treatment process that cities use before piping water to their citizens is typically quite effective, but there are always some trace levels of materials that make it through the facility and into the home. Some of these materials are a nuisance, while others are quite dangerous. Let’s take a look at why it’s probably a good idea to install a water treatment system in your home. (more…)

Why Your Water Heater Output is Dropping

Monday, July 4th, 2016

If you put enough demand on a water heater for a long enough period of time, it will eventually exhaust its water heating capacity. There’s a difference between that and the slow decline of output, though. If your water heater seems to be losing its ability to generate enough hot water for your needs, there could be a couple of different reasons why. Read on to find out why your water heater output is dropping. (more…)