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3 Common Bathroom Plumbing Problems

September 17th, 2018

leaking-bathroom-sink-pipeAre you having some problems with your bathroom’s plumbing? It most likely fits in one of the categories listed below. Luckily, these are problems that any reputable plumber should be able to fix without issue.

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Why You Need to Flush Your Water Heater

September 3rd, 2018

water-heaterIf you’re the owner of a tank water heater, congratulations! You’re doubtlessly enjoying all the benefits of this low-maintenance water heater. However, that doesn’t mean these water heaters don’t come with their own problems. It’s only because they’re so low maintenance for most of the time that it might be easy to forget to flush the tank once per year.

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Spotting and Fixing Duct Problems

August 20th, 2018

worker-sealing-attic-ductIf we pretend your central air conditioner is the heart of your home, then the ducts make up the circulatory system, delivering oxygen and cooled air through the body of your home. Luckily, our circulatory system doesn’t leak without us noticing it, but our ductwork does have a tendency to encounter issues that aren’t immediately apparent.

Because of this, it’s possible you may have problems in your ducts right now, and that’s not good if you plan to avoid high energy bills. If that’s the case, we have some methods to help spot them.

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Should I Consider a Maintenance Plan?

August 6th, 2018

hvac-technicians-performing-routine-scheduled-maintenanceWe’ve all had those moments where we’ve saved a critical matter for the very last moment, causing us to stress and worry far more than needed. If only we had just thought ahead… In the case of air conditioners, we’re referring to that moment when it breaks down in the middle of a hot summer day. Compound that with all your other daily and weekly priorities, and you’ve got a significant speedbump on your hands.

So what’s the answer? Is it to create a schedule and call for maintenance early? No, even easier! A maintenance plan lets you forget about all things related to your AC. But that’s not the only benefit available to maintenance plan members.

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Causes of Refrigerant Leaks

July 23rd, 2018

insulated-refrigerant-pipe-linesRefrigerant leaks don’t usually happen until later on down the line in an AC’s system life. If you’ve only just installed your air conditioner in the last year, they’re not something you should expect to see anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t educate yourself about them!

Refrigerant leaks won’t happen to every air conditioner, but there are a few causes of them that are hard to predict or control. Knowing about them ahead of time can give you the insight to call an AC repair service in Allen, TX as soon as trouble arises.

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Is This a Plumbing Emergency?

July 9th, 2018

emergency-plumbing-situationNot every problem presents itself as an emergency. You might be watching a problem unfold and thinking to yourself, “Is this really an emergency? Maybe I should wait.”

So you can wait for the problem to get worse until it becomes undeniably a full-blown emergency, or you can feel like you’re being extra cautious and call before it gets to that point. Regardless, we understand where you’re coming from, and we want to help you feel comfortable about calling a plumber in Plano, TX when you need to.

In this post, we’ll go over which plumbing problems you shouldn’t be afraid to classify as an emergency.

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How to Spot a Slab Leak

June 25th, 2018

water-leakingNormally, when you experience a leak, you’re not looking at a catastrophe. If you call a plumber in time, the most you’ll have to deal with is an annoying “drip drop” and a little bit of clean up.

However, a leak underneath the foundation of your home is called a slab leak, and it won’t clean up as easily as a normal leak. Slab leaks are serious problems that need the immediate attention of a professional plumber.

Below are just a few signs that you’ve got a slab leak problem.

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Why You Might Need a New AC

June 11th, 2018

ac-replacementYou’re afraid it’s time to replace your AC, but you are not 100% sure. Nobody wants to do this any sooner than necessary—a new air conditioning system can run up high costs—but you don’t want to wait until the old one goes out in the middle of a Texas summer. How do you know when it’s the right time for replacing your old air conditioner? What are the warning signs you should look for? We’ll go over the three most common reasons indicating you could need a new AC system.

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Common Water Heater Problems and What to Do About Them

May 28th, 2018

water-heater-repairBe honest: How often do you think about your water heater? If the answer is seldom to never, you’re like almost everyone else in the world. After all, who has time to worry about things that are not causing problems? When water heater issues do happen, however, they can be significant. Unexpectedly being without hot water is always a hassle. But you also don’t want 30 to 60 gallons of standing water suddenly appearing in your house. Keep an eye out for these problems below to keep the hot water flowing and the rest of your house dry.

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Look for Signs You Have a Plumbing Leak

May 14th, 2018

plumbing-repair-servicesPlumbing leaks rank among the most common issues any household can face. Plumbing pipes are sturdy and protected in most cases, since the bulk of them are usually hidden behind walls and under floors. But nothing lasts forever, and sooner or later, a leak is bound to occur in your home.

When that happens, your best bet is always to call in a professional plumber rather than try to fix the problem yourself. Professionals have the tools and experience to treat the problem swiftly, and effectively. When it comes to water leaking into your home, that’s worth its weight in gold.

But before the plumber can come, you need to spot the signs that there’s a problem. And while it’s one thing when water is spilling out across your kitchen floor, many leaks take place in hidden portions of the pipe, such as behind the walls. They can go undetected for weeks or even months before you notice them. By the time you do, the damage can be considerable.

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