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

The Importance of Sump Pump Maintenance

Monday, September 26th, 2016

So, you’ve got a sump pump installed in one of the more flood-prone areas of your home, and everything is nice and dry. Good for you. Be warned, however, that sump pumps are not “fire and forget” systems. They’re going to need maintenance in order to keep operating properly, or else you may find yourself knee-deep in water one of these days. Read on to find out why sump pump maintenance is so important. (more…)

How to Defend Against Corrosion

Monday, September 19th, 2016

One of the biggest issues for plumbing pipes is leaks, and one of the biggest causes of leaks is corrosion. Most of the plumbing pipes used in modern homes are made of copper, which is resistant to rust and a number of other problems. That doesn’t make them invincible, though. Read on to find out how to defend against corrosion in your pipes. (more…)

Why You May Need a Sewage Pump

Monday, September 12th, 2016

You may not know it, but the majority of your home’s plumbing and sewer system relies on gravity in order to operate. For example, your sewer system operates almost entirely on gravity. Waste flows through the sewer line, downhill to the septic tank or sewer main. If the system cannot rely on gravity in order to work, it will start to experience all kinds of problems. Read on to find out more about sewage pumps, and when you may need to install one. (more…)

When to Schedule Plumbing Maintenance

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Keeping your plumbing system in good condition is of paramount importance; plumbing issues have the potential to cause widespread damage to the rest of the home. The best way to catch plumbing problems early is to schedule plumbing maintenance. Read on to find out more about the benefits of plumbing maintenance, and when to schedule it. (more…)