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Can You Help Increase the Lifespan of Your Plumbing System?

January 15th, 2018

white pipe with blue cloth tied around it seemingly stopping a leakOur quick answer is going to be “yes, of course you can!” because we want to address that right away: you absolutely have some control of how long your plumbing system lasts, so long as you follow the appropriate steps to ensure this is the case. Being that your plumbing system is one that you rely on the most in your daily life, this is essential.

We’ll admit that it’s also one of the most difficult systems to keep in great shape. At least, this is the case if you have no clue what to do. Keep reading to learn about the steps you can take to ensure your plumbing system serves you well for years to come.

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Plumbing FAQ: Your Questions, Answered

January 1st, 2018

white question mark on a blue backgroundWhen it comes to resolving your plumbing problems, we are the team to call. You can reach out to us anytime to schedule service or even to just ask a question for one of our Bountiful, UT plumbers. We’re happy to help you with whatever your plumbing needs may be, which is why we’ve provided a guide below where we answer some of the most common plumbing questions we receive from homeowners.

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How Can a Malfunctioning Thermostat Affect Your Heating Efforts?

December 18th, 2017

hand adjusting thermostatDid you choose your last thermostat, or did you inherit it with your home? Choosing a thermostat actually comes with a lot of options, and deciding on the right one can help you save a significant amount of money on your Ogden, UT heating (and cooling) costs. If you’ve ever considered upgrading your thermostat, then we are the team to call to set you in the right direction and ensure that the installation is performed correctly.

Do you know how much the poor installation of a thermostat can affect your heating system? How about a malfunctioning thermostat? If a thermostat is improperly installed, it can malfunction. This is why we recommend professional installation. Plus, installing a thermostat on your own could void the equipment warranty on the device, and a malfunctioning thermostat can end up damaging your HVAC systems by sending them the wrong signals.

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Tips for Preventing This Common Winter Plumbing Problem

December 4th, 2017

frozen pipesOf all the obstacles you can face as a homeowner during the winter, there’s one plumbing problem that trumps them all: frozen pipes. Unfortunately, frozen pipes can cause a good deal of damage if they’re not properly addressed. The reason for this is because as water in your pipes freezes, it expands and puts pressure on the walls of the pipe, causing breaks that could lead to leaks and even more severe pipe rupture.

To protect your pipes from freezing in this manner, there are a few preventive steps you can take. Keep reading to learn more, and when you do have a problem with your plumbing system, don’t hesitate to contact a Layton, UT plumber on our team.

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Should You Install a Whole House Humidifier?

November 28th, 2017

smiling woman sitting in home looking comfortableThere are a lot of things homeowners have to think about in terms of getting their households ready for winter: maintaining their heating system, insulating pipes so they don’t freeze, and making sure they don’t have any drafty doors and windows that can contribute to heat loss. But what about your Layton, UT indoor air quality? Dry air is a big deal in our area, especially during the winter. You’d do well to consider the installation of a whole-house humidifier if you don’t have one already.

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The Holidays Are Upon Us: Is Your Plumbing System Ready?

November 20th, 2017

person's hands washing lettuce in the kitchen sinkWe’re just a few short days away from the start of the holiday season, which makes now the perfect time to prep your home, start planning holiday parties, and maintain your plumbing system!

Wait, what’s that?

That’s right, your plumbing system needs attention, now. Think about the increased guests in your home that you likely have over the holiday season. This increases the use of your plumbing system exponentially. And we’re here to help. Of course, maintenance from a professional Bountiful, UT plumber is the first step toward prepping your plumbing system for the holiday season. However, there are a number of other precautions you should take to help prevent the following issues.

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Is a Geothermal System Right for Your Home?

November 6th, 2017

animated diagram of a geothermal systemWhen it comes to where we live, a reliable heating system is an absolute necessity. Could you imagine going through even one Utah winter without one? It would be unbearable. Of course, it could be possible if you don’t properly care for your heater—which includes having it routinely maintained, and replacing it when its time.

If you are considering a new Ogden, UT heating installation within the next year or so, you’d do well to consider a geothermal system—which can be used for year-round comfort!

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Reduce Your Carbon Monoxide Exposure Risk

October 31st, 2017

close up shot of carbon monoxide alarm near garageDo you have a gas-powered heater or other gas appliances and equipment in your home? If the answer is yes, then there is a chance—albeit minor—that carbon monoxide can leak out into your home. It’s important to note that today’s gas furnaces and boilers are built to be very safe and durable. But that doesn’t mean you should trust that you’ll never be at risk.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a byproduct of the fuel-burning process. Ideally, it vents safely outside of your home via a flue pipe, vent pipe, or chimney, but something can go wrong if your heater or gas-powered appliance wasn’t installed correctly or sustains damage.

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Prevent This Common Winter Plumbing Problem

October 23rd, 2017

white pvc pipe with blue cloth tied on itTemperatures are definitely cooling down, and soon enough we will see plenty of freezing weather and subsequent snow. Along with this comes an unfortunate problem for a number of homeowners: frozen plumbing. Unfortunately, frozen pipes can lead to extensive damage if not addressed properly. This is because as water in the pipes freezes, it expands and puts pressure on the walls of the pipes, which can lead to leaks or even plumbing ruptures.

To protect your plumbing system from this relatively common wintertime issue, there are a number of steps you can take. Keep reading to learn more about how you can take action. And if you do discover any problems with your plumbing system as we continue through fall and quickly approach winter, be sure to contact a trusted professional plumber in Roy, UT, such as any plumber on our team!

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Is a Water Softener Really Necessary?

October 9th, 2017

Water Softener Salt Tank FillingTo offer a short answer, water softeners aren’t necessary for all homes, but in many they are. Hard water is actually a pretty common problem in our area. There’s nothing unhealthy about ingesting hard water, specifically, but it does do a lot to diminish your quality of life in subtle but persistent ways. Plus in severe cases, it can even damage your plumbing system.

The good news is, there is a solution: a water softener system installed by a professional Clearfield, UT plumber. With our team on your side, you can get a water softener integrated into your system easily and inexpensively, and we’ll follow that up with appropriate maintenance and repairs when needed. Keep reading to learn more about these systems.

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