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

How to Get Your Plumbing System Ready for the Holidays

Monday, November 28th, 2016

You’re probably waist deep in holiday preparations for the next couple of months. On top of all the cooking and relative visits and everything else you’re dealing with, make sure that you spare some time for your plumbing system. It’s one of the most important systems in your home, and if you’re having a lot of people over it’s probably going to have to deal with increased demand. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to get your plumbing system in top shape for the holidays. (more…)

Water Heater Types: Tank or Tankless?

Monday, November 21st, 2016

For many decades, there was only one real option for residential water heaters: tank models. While tank water heaters still have a lot of advantages, they are no longer the only option available. If you are looking for a new water heater, you need to make sure that you get the best one for your needs. Let’s take a look at which water heater might serve your needs better: tank or tankless. (more…)

The Importance of Water Heater Maintenance

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Water heaters are tough systems, built to last for many years despite near-constant operation. However, that doesn’t mean that they can last as long as possible without a bit of help. If you want to get the most use out of your water heater, you’re going to need to make sure that you schedule maintenance for it at least once a year. Read on to find out why that is. (more…)

Problems That Lead to Pipe Replacement

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Since the mid-twentieth century, most of the plumbing pipes installed in new homes have been copper. There are a number of reasons for this. First, copper is highly resilient, especially to rust. Second, the previous common pipe materials of iron and lead had their own issues. Iron rusted quite easily, and lead was poisonous. Though copper is a good piping material, however, it isn’t perfect. Let’s take a look at some of the times that you’ll need to have your copper pipes replaced. (more…)