Earthwise Home Services Blog

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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Repair Issues Unique to Central Air Conditioning Systems

October 15th, 2018

outdoor-hvac-unitsWhile there’s a wealth of information on the internet about air conditioner issues, we wanted to get laser-focused in our approach. In this post, we’ll be going over AC issues that are unique mostly to central air conditioning systems. While variations of this advice might apply to systems like ductless mini-splits, this advice is geared solely toward central ACs.

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Gas Line Servicing Is Not a DIY Job

October 1st, 2018

gas-meterAs contractors, we understand the joy that homeowners get out of do-it-yourself projects. It’s fun to learn a skill to give yourself a unique piece of furniture, or to make a much-needed improvement in your home—all while saving anywhere from a few bucks to hundreds of dollars.

Yet, we have to be the bad guy here and say that plumbing problems aren’t very DIY-friendly. When it comes to gas lines, we’re even more adamant about not doing it yourself! Not only are they dangerous, but there are some hidden risks that can get you in trouble.

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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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