Service King Plumbing & HVAC Blog : Archive for January, 2017

The Many Problems That can Demolish Your Water Line

Monday, January 30th, 2017

water lineThere is one major pipe that the entirety of your plumbing system relies on: the water line. This pipe extends from the municipal water main (or the well, if you use one) to your home. All water that passes into the plumbing system must move through the water line to get there. So, if the water line is not operating properly, it has the potential to seriously hinder the entire plumbing system.

It can be more than a little difficult to monitor the health of your water line, since so much of it is located underground. However, it’s important to be aware of the kinds of problems that your water line can run into. If you don’t catch some of these issues in time, they can easily demolish the pipe. (more…)

Why You Need to Worry About Furnace Short Cycling

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Furnace problems are quite common during the winter, when strain on the system is greatest. If you’re using a furnace to stay warm this winter, you need to keep an eye out for any issues that may occur. For example, is your furnace turning itself on and off every couple of minutes? If so, you have a serious issue that needs to be dealt with. (more…)

How Often to Schedule Pipe Inspection Services

Monday, January 9th, 2017

It can often be very difficult to diagnose problems with your plumbing system, especially without professional training and equipment. The majority of the system is hidden from view, making it difficult to tell when your plumbing pipes are experiencing problems, without exhuming the pipes to examine them. The best way around this is the professional service known as video pipe inspection. (more…)

How a Sump Pump can Help You This Winter

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Have you ever had a basement or crawlspace flood? If so, you know how much of an expensive and frustrating problem it can be. If you haven’t had to deal with that issue, trust us when we say that you really don’t ever want to. Even a small amount of water damage can cost quite a bit of money to repair, if it’s located in the wrong place. This is especially true for areas like basements, which often contain water heaters and other appliances that may need to be repaired or replaced. You’re going to want to protect the areas of your home that are vulnerable to flooding, and the best way to do that is with a sump pump. (more…)