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

Signs That You Should Get Your Drains Cleaned

Monday, October 31st, 2016

You probably don’t think about your drains that often, but that doesn’t mean that they can be ignored forever. The drains in your home serve a vital purpose, as a connection point between the plumbing and sewer systems in your home. If the drains are not properly maintained, they will start to cause problems for the rest of the system. Let’s take a look at some signs that you really should get your drains cleaned. (more…)

How to Keep Your Kitchen Plumbing in Good Shape

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Next to the bathroom, the kitchen has the highest concentration of plumbing appliances in the average home. A big part of keeping your kitchen in good shape is to take proper care of the various plumbing appliances that are installed in it. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to maintain your kitchen plumbing systems. (more…)

Why You Need Backflow Prevention Maintenance

Monday, October 17th, 2016

You may or may not know that your home is equipped with a backflow prevention device. Nevertheless, it likely is. Backflow is a common problem that can cause a huge headache for homeowners, which is why pretty much all new homes are constructed with a backflow prevention device installed in their sewer line. These are not systems that can be ignored, though, you’re going to need to have your backflow prevention device checked at least once a year if you want it to continue working properly. Read on for more information. (more…)

How to Protect Against Frozen Pipes

Monday, October 10th, 2016

The temperature is starting to drop, and before long we’ll be in the middle of winter. It’s important that you prepare your home for the coming cold season now, so you’re not caught unprepared when it hits. One of the most important steps you can take is to protect your pipes from freezing. Read on for some tips on how to avoid having to deal with frozen pipes this winter. (more…)

Signs That You Need a Water Treatment System

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Before the water you use in your plumbing system reaches your home, it is put through a city treatment plant. Most harmful materials are removed from the water, before it’s actually pumped through the water main and into your home. In an ideal world, that treatment process would be enough to ensure that your water is completely clean. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. There are always some contaminants that can make it into your plumbing. If you want to protect yourself and your home from water contamination, you need a water treatment system. Read on to find out how to tell if you need a water treatment system installed. (more…)