Service King Plumbing & HVAC Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Avoid Plumbing Issues by Scheduling Regular Inspections

Monday, May 7th, 2018

PlumberCan you look at your plumbing system and tell, at a glance, if there’s anything wrong with it? Of course not, unless there’s something obviously wrong like a pipe gushing water into your hallway. The plumbing system is mostly hidden from sight, and the kinds of issues that often afflict it don’t show obvious signs until they are far enough along to start causing some serious trouble. That’s why it’s important to catch them before they start showing symptoms. In order to keep your plumbing system in good health, you’re going to need to schedule regular inspection and maintenance appointments. (more…)

How to Tell if You Have a Leak in Your Home

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

pipe-leakOne of the biggest problems that plumbing systems have to deal with is leaks. They’re common, damaging, and often very difficult to detect without professional training or equipment. Just one leak in the wrong place can cause immense amounts of damage before being detected.

Fortunately, there are ways to try and catch leaks early. We recommend scheduling professional preventive maintenance at least once a year, in order to have the best chance of catching leaks in your plumbing. Between those appointments, though, you should follow the tricks below to help catch any leaks that might be lurking in your plumbing. (more…)

How to Avoid Garbage Disposal Issues

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Kitchen-PlumbingA lot of people don’t give a second thought to their garbage disposals until they stop working correctly. Obviously, that’s not really the best time to be noticing that your disposal needs professional services. Ideally, you should either be catching problems early or avoiding them entirely. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways that you can avoid garbage disposal issues, and keep your system in the best possible shape. (more…)

Look Out for These Signs That Your Plumbing is in Trouble

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

corroded-pipesIt can be tough to keep the plumbing system in your home in good condition, especially when it comes to detecting problems early. That’s generally why it’s a good idea to schedule preventive maintenance at least once a year, to make sure that your plumber can identify and fix problems before they get any worse.

There’s always a chance that some sort of problem will come up between maintenance appointments, though, which is why you should familiarize yourself with the signs that your system is in trouble. (more…)

Keep Your Plumbing System in Good Shape With These Tips

Monday, December 4th, 2017

pipe-leakIt can be difficult to tell, at times, whether or not your plumbing system is as healthy as it should be. Most of the system is hidden from view, and the issues that can commonly afflict plumbing systems tend to go unnoticed until they develop far enough to cause serious damage. The good news is that certain steps can help keep your plumbing system in good condition for much longer, reducing repair and operating costs. Have a look at some of our tips below for keeping your plumbing system in good shape. (more…)

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

Monday, November 20th, 2017

pipe-leakThere are a lot of things that you should be doing to get your home ready for the worst of the winter season, which as much as we might not want to admit it, is really just around the corner. Scheduling heating maintenance, getting the de-icing equipment set up, etc. One thing that many people tend to forget about, though, is taking steps to prevent their pipes from freezing. Frozen pipes can cause quite a few issues, up to and including requiring that the pipes be replaced entirely. It’s a good idea to make sure that any pipes in your home that are vulnerable to freezing be taken care of as soon as possible, before the weather gets any colder. (more…)

Look Out for These Indications That Your Plumbing is Leaking

Monday, September 11th, 2017

floodingKeeping plumbing in good condition can be frustratingly difficult in many ways, Most of the system is out of view, and most of the problems that occur with a plumbing system don’t immediately announce themselves.

Even finding a leak in your plumbing system can be problematic, without professional training and equipment. There are some things that you can do to tell if your plumbing system has a leak in it, though. Have a look at some of the indications that you should call a professional plumber. (more…)

Be Careful of These Pipe-Destroying Issues

Monday, August 14th, 2017

pipe-leakPlumbing pipes are built to last quite a long time. In fact, there are still plenty of homes across the country that still use old iron and lead piping, despite the standard being copper since the late 1950’s. If you do happen to have older pipes like that, we recommend that you get them replaced (especially if they’re lead.) However, you should know that even newer pipes are not invincible. There are plenty of dangers that the environment can pose to your plumbing system, and it is a good idea to know what they are. (more…)

If You Haven’t Scheduled Pipe Inspection in a While, Now is the Time

Monday, July 17th, 2017

corroded-pipesThe single best thing you can do to keep your plumbing system in good shape is to schedule preventive maintenance for it. The majority of problems that can afflict a plumbing system don’t give off obvious warning signs in time for most of the damage to be prevented. If you want to keep your plumbing system in good condition, you’re going to need to catch problems before they have the chance to develop that far. A key part of plumbing maintenance is video pipe inspection. (more…)

Follow These Tips for Optimal Plumbing Health

Monday, April 24th, 2017

water-wave-bubblesDo us a favor, ok? Take a minute to think about all the various systems that run through your home. Think about how often you use each of them, and how you would be affected if they suddenly stopped working. Then, go ahead and make a mental list of which systems are most important, those which absolutely have to work in order for your routine to go more or less uninterrupted. We’re willing to bet all the money in our pockets that your plumbing system is probably at or near the top of that list. (more…)