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You Might Want to Install a Water Treatment System if You See These Things

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Kitchen-PlumbingCity water treatment honestly isn’t where it should be in this country. Aside from the fact that some cities don’t even have potable tap water, many cities are not able to completely cleanse their water supplies of contaminants. The odds of you being poisoned by your water supply are honestly pretty low, depending on where you live. However, there are a number of contaminants that can make it into your plumbing system that should not be there. If you’re concerned that your water quality is negatively affecting your quality of life, have a look at some of the signs that you should install a water treatment system. (more…)

Signs that You Need to Replace Your Water Line

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Water lines are placed under an enormous amount of strain on a daily basis. After all, water is an extremely powerful erosive agent, and the average home uses many gallons of water a day. Despite the constant wear that water puts home plumbing under, most modern homes are equipped with corrosion-resistant copper piping. This enables water lines to last a very long time, even up to a century. However, time or unusual circumstances will eventually corrode your water line to the point that it needs to be replaced. Read on for some of the most common signs that you need to replace your water line.

Loss of Water Pressure

Loss of water pressure could actually result from any number of issues with your plumbing. It’s possible that you have a clog in your pipes, or that there’s an air bubble in the line. However, the most common reason for a loss of water pressure is usually a leak in the pipes. If the leak becomes bad enough, the pipe could rupture, causing severe water damage and leading to a complete loss of water flow. If you notice a sudden loss in water pressure, or a gradual loss that escalates over time, you should have a professional examine your water line.

Discolored Water

Occasional discoloration can be the result of turning your water supply off and on again, as with municipal work on the water supply lines. However, that kind of discoloration usually only lasts for a few seconds after turning the water back on. If you are experiencing discoloration that is more consistent, then it is a sign of advanced degradation of one or more of your pipes. Have a professional inspect your plumbing system to see if you need your pipes replaced.

Visible Corrosion

Though most of your water line is likely located out of sight, there are likely at least a few parts that are visible from an easy-to-reach location. Make a habit of inspecting these visible pipes at least once a year. If you notice any rust or corrosion, call a professional right away. Vigilance and quick reactions are the key to limiting the damage that corroded pipes can cause.

If you think you may need to replace your water line, call Service King and schedule an appointment. We provide professional plumbing services in the Bartlett, IL area.

How to Save Money on Heating Your Home

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

As we move into the thick of the winter season, a lot of homeowners find themselves looking for ways to save money on heating. Simply being sparing with the heat is hardly an option in areas where the day’s forecast is below zero. Fear not. There are a few options available, for those who know what to look for. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to save money on heating your home this winter season.

Zone Control

A zone control system is designed to divide your home’s ductwork into a series of zones that can be individually climate controlled. This is done by installing a damper, basically a large valve, in the ducts leading to each room. A thermostat is connected to each of these dampers, allowing each room to set its own temperature settings. When the thermostat in an individual room puts out a call for heat, it opens the damper so that warm air can flow into the room. Otherwise, the damper remains closed.

There are many advantages to using zone control for your central heating system. Normal central heating systems waste a lot of energy heating rooms that either don’t need it or are not occupied. This is due to the reliance on a single thermostat, which can only detect temperature changes in its immediate vicinity. By installing a thermostat in each room, zone control eliminates that tendency to waste heat on rooms that are already at a comfortable temperature. The thermostats can also be locked so that only the one in the room you are currently occupying will call for heat, further lightening the load on your heater.

Heat Pumps

A heat pump is a heating system that does not burn fuel to create heat. Rather, it heats a home by moving thermal energy from one place to another. This is done through a unit installed on the outside of the home, which leeches thermal energy from the surrounding air and sends it inside to heat the air. Heat pumps are extremely energy efficient, using only electricity to operate. If you’d like to invest in a more efficient heating system, a heat pump is one of the best options on the market.

To schedule an appointment or if you’d like to know more about how you can save money on heating, call Service King today. We provide professional heating services in Bartlett, IL.

Why You Need Professionals for Outdoor Lighting

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Oh, the great outdoors. . .  are not so great when you are tripping and falling because you can’t see anything. Winter in particular can be dicey, with ice and snow on the ground that can cause you to slip and fall. Outdoor lighting isn’t just about having some light to shine; it’s about designing a lighting plan and installing the correct lighting that will keep you and your home safe and well-lit year-round. The experts at Service King have the experience and expertise to design and install an outdoor lighting plan that will fit your home and your needs for years to come. Stop stumbling around in the dark and call Service King today!

Design Aspects

We’ve all had that one neighbor with the outside light that was like a spotlight: too bright, not attractive and a source of irritation. When a professional electrician works on outdoor lighting, he/she will plan for the terrain of your property, how much illumination is needed, what kind of lamps to use and where and what kind of fixtures to use. Outdoor lighting should provide enough illumination to make you feel comfortable and secure while also flattering your home and property – and you may not get this attention to detail without using a trained expert.

Electrical Wiring

Once a design is in place, the work begins, and outdoor lighting can utilize a lot of wiring. The electricity for your outdoor lights is part of your home’s overall electricity, so it is work that should only be handled by a trained and licensed electrician. Poorly installed outdoor lighting can be unsafe, cause problems with your electrical panel and even cause a blackout; additionally, all work done for your outdoor lighting must be up to all current electrical codes.

Hiring a professional to handle your outdoor lighting in Bartlett, IL ensures that you’ll have attractive, useful and efficient outdoor lighting that will be safe and efficient. Need some light in your life? Call Service King today and schedule an appointment with one of our electricians!