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Why is My Furnace Making Weird Noises?

February 26th, 2018

gas-burner-assemblyWell, let’s get these things out of the way first: No, your furnace probably isn’t making weird noises because it’s disgruntled, possessed, or ate something that didn’t agree with it. What odd noises do tend to mean when they’re coming from furnaces, though, is that they’re malfunctioning in some way.

If you hear an odd noise coming from your furnace, the best thing you can do is make sure that you call for repairs as soon as possible. Let’s go over some of the more common furnace noises that indicate a problem, and what you can do about them. Continue Reading

How to Avoid Garbage Disposal Issues

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. Continue Reading

Follow These Tips to Keep Your Furnace in Good Condition

January 29th, 2018

gas-furnaceFurnaces are put under a lot of strain during the winter, which means they’re more likely to develop issues related to use. If you’re using a furnace to keep warm this winter, it’s a good idea to take some steps to make sure that it is in the best possible condition to deal with the added demand of winter.

There are two different steps that we recommend you take in order to keep your furnace in top condition: maintenance and prompt repairs. Continue Reading

Look Out for These Signs That Your Plumbing is in Trouble

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. Continue Reading

Call for Drain Cleaning Services if You Notice These Symptoms

January 1st, 2018

drainDrain cleaning is one of those things that, if you asked someone about it, they’d probably tell you it’s only necessary once a drain actually clogs. Well, first, they’d probably ask you why you’re asking about drain cleaning. I mean, how often do you find yourself in situations where you’re talking about plumbing topics with people? Anyway, they’d be wrong. Drain cleaning is certainly necessary when a drain actually clogs, but that’s not the only time when the service should be conducted. Have a look at some of the warning signs that indicate a need for drain cleaning. Continue Reading

Indications That Your Water Line is in Trouble

December 18th, 2017

water-lineAll water that enters your home, whether you get it from the city or from a well, travels through the water line to get there. The rest of your plumbing system relies on your water line in order to function. If the water line is healthy, it will benefit the rest of the plumbing system.

If the water line is unhealthy, it could have a serious negative impact on your home. It can be difficult to tell, at times, whether or not your water line is suffering some sort of issue that requires repair. If you know what to look for, though, you can catch issues with the pipe before they get too far. Have a look at some of the indications that your water line is in trouble. Continue Reading

Keep Your Plumbing System in Good Shape With These Tips

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. Continue Reading

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

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. Continue Reading

Furnace Issues You Should Be Careful Of This Heating Season

November 6th, 2017

furnaceThe more you rely on your furnace to keep warm this heating season, the more strain you’re going to put on the system. More strain means a higher chance of problems occurring within the furnace. We’re not saying that you should freeze instead of putting more demand on your furnace. We’re just saying that you should be aware of the added risk involved with using your furnace more often. For the duration of heating season, it’s a good idea to keep a closer watch on your system to make sure that you can catch malfunctions early. Have a look at some of the symptoms you should be on the watch for this season, and the problems they indicate. Continue Reading

Do I Need to Replace My Furnace This Fall?

October 23rd, 2017

gas-burner-assemblyThe daily temperature is going to drop pretty low before too long, which means that you’re going to need to get your home heating system ready to take on the strain of regular use. For most people, preventive heating maintenance is enough to ensure that their system is ready to keep them warm through the heating season.

For others, though, it will mean replacing the system entirely. If your furnace is not up to the task of warming your home for another season, it’s better to replace it now than to risk it breaking down in the middle of a cold winter day. There are a number of signs that you should replace your furnace, some of which we’ve laid out below. Continue Reading