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Here’s Why Your Drains Smell Bad

March 4th, 2019

sink-drainOur sinks and bathtubs aren’t always excepted to smell like freshly cut flowers, but any kind of bad smell around these fixtures is far from the norm. The fact is that the bad smells are supposed to stay deep inside the sewer system. If you’re smelling any kind of bad odors up top, then it might be an issue with your drain.

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You Might Enjoy a Ductless System If …

February 18th, 2019

ductless-heat-pumpMany homeowners are perfectly fine with using a ducted HVAC system, such as those used in furnaces, central ACs, and traditional heat pumps. In fact, many continue to do just that for several decades! Plus, most homes are already equipped with ducts in the first place—it just makes sense to keep using them.

However, ductless heat pumps have drawn a lot of attention for their efficiency and for other unique benefits. Several of those happy homeowners might realize they’d be even happier by switching over to a ductless system.

A ductless system might be much better for you if …

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You Should Switch to Dual Fuel System If You…

February 4th, 2019

cozy-by-cold-windowA dual fuel system is one that uses two different fuel sources interchangeably. Its primary mode of operation is a heat pump, meaning it cools you down in the summer and keeps you warm in the winter (all while using electricity). Its secondary mode of operation is that of a gas furnace, for those times of the summer where you want a little something extra.

That brief summary is probably not enough to really explain why anyone would want a hybrid gas and electric HVAC system. After all, why not just stick to one? Well, you might even decide one isn’t enough if you…

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Preventing Frozen Pipes

January 21st, 2019

frozen-pipesJust because we’ve made it past December doesn’t mean we’re free of frozen pipes just yet. Being a plumber in Plano, TX, we’ve gotten our fair share of calls for help with frozen pipes. The pressure that builds up inside these pipes can lead to a burst, so it’s especially important to have frozen pipes dealt with as soon as possible.

Even better is to prevent those pipes from freezing in the first place. Below are a few methods you can use to do that.

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4 Preventive Plumbing Services and Products

January 7th, 2019

wrenchesYou may have been told that leaks and clogs are inevitable. That at some point, you’ll have to deal with them. Yes, this is true, but it doesn’t mean you can’t fight them off for as long as possible!

Along with following good practices (like not putting fats and oils down the drain), we can think of a few plumbing services that can go a long way in assuring your safety and home plumbing performance.

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Here’s How You Can Use a Maintenance Program

December 24th, 2018

checklistWhen we explain what a maintenance program is, people often get the wrong idea. They think that it’s nothing more than a service where we schedule your maintenance appointment for you. “What’s stopping me from scheduling my own maintenance?” is the usual response.

We understand this as well, so that’s why you’ll find that a good maintenance program has more to it than simply alleviating the burden of scheduling an appointment. The benefits will vary from contractor to contractor, but you’ll find the ones worth using will give you value that goes well beyond the maintenance check itself.

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Why It Pays to Detect Plumbing Problems Early

December 10th, 2018

leakThere are so many reasons why homeowners don’t regularly contact their local plumbers. Often, they are unaware that there might be something waiting to happen and so they wind up waiting until disaster strikes to make the call. Sometimes, allowing ourselves to be blissfully unaware of a potential issue can lead to further damage and a potential system breakdown. Our plumbing systems are vital to our everyday lives. An efficient plumbing system provides clean water for uses such as bathing, drinking, and cleaning.

Like all the other systems in our homes, our plumbing systems need regular upkeep and maintenance to prevent issues from occurring. If an issue is detected at the earliest possible time, a disaster can be avoided altogether. It pays to be proactive.

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Will You Need a Dual Fuel System This Fall and Winter?

November 26th, 2018

question-markBefore replacing your furnace with another furnace, or going straight to a brand-new heat pump system that you’ve heard so many good things about, consider the middle option: the dual fuel system.

To keep comfort and efficiency strong throughout the cold season, a dual fuel system might be just what you need. Allow us to explain further.

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How a Good Plumber Makes All the Difference

November 12th, 2018

plumberNo one wants to hire a bad plumber, but not everyone knows why they need to hire an exceptionally good plumber. In this post, we’ll try to explain some of the reasons for how a good plumber will do more than just fix the problem at hand.

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Heat Pump Air Conditioning Repair Issues

October 29th, 2018

ductless-heat-pumpHeat pumps are highly efficient and versatile HVAC systems. With the flick of a switch, they can change from a cooling device to a heating device (and vice versa). However, since these systems are used all year-round, they never get a break—and that can mean problems in both the cooling and heating season. Below are some of the potential problems heat pumps can encounter.

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