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Here’s Why Your Home Needs to Be Repiped

February 13th, 2017

home-needs-repipingThe comprehensive plumbing system that snakes its way through your residential property is not something you likely give a whole lot of thought to. After all, out of sight, out of mind, right? Unfortunately, neglecting your plumbing can lead to some pretty nasty problems—both literally and figuratively. Fortunately, you have our team on your side for all your Salt Lake City area plumbing needs. But if you don’t know that there is a problem to begin with, how do you know to give us a call?

One of the most common emergency calls that our professional plumbers get is in regards to our Clearfield, UT repiping services. By the time it becomes an emergency, though, it means that you’re stuck spending a lot of money—more than you may have needed to had you taken care of the problem before it becomes a huge issue. But how do you know if your home needs repiping before a problem presents itself?

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Proper Insulation Can Make or Break Your Heating Efficiency

January 30th, 2017

insulation-and-heating-efficiencyWith temperatures dipping below 20°F even during the warmest part of the day, it’s no wonder that we’re using our heaters on a regular basis. In doing so, it’s only natural that you want to save as much money as possible without sacrificing your comfort. If your heater is working inefficiently, however, then this will not be the case.

Ensuring your Roy, UT heating efficiency starts with scheduling appropriate maintenance. Regular heating tune-ups allow our professionals to fully inspect and clean your heater, while making any necessary adjustments and recommendations for repairs—which you’ll benefit from if you address these repair needs as soon as possible. Maintenance is not the only way to ensure efficiency, however. Proper insulation is vital to your comfort and system effectiveness as well.

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5 Potential Causes of a Continuously Running Toilet

January 23rd, 2017

One of the most annoying issues you might face in regards to your Syracuse, UT bathroom plumbing is a toilet that won’t stop running. Not only is it a nuisance to listen to, but it will also cost you significantly in excess water you aren’t using—something that will reflect on your monthly water bill. Running toilets also mean the inability to flush. Be sure to call for repairs as soon as you notice this problem. In the meantime, we’ve shared 5 reasons below that this may be occurring.

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Don’t Let Uneven Heating Get You Down this Winter

January 16th, 2017

One of the biggest concerns people have about their heating systems is that for whatever reason, they will fail to adequately heat their homes right when they need their system the most. Ideally, this will never be something you’d have to deal with, and investing in routine maintenance will make this occurrence less likely.

One problem many homeowners don’t think about is not necessarily a complete lack of heat, but uneven heating. This is when your heater is providing the correct temperature to your home, but some rooms are cooler than others. There are a few reasons that this might happen, but there’s no reason to let it get you down. Instead, learn the causes and give our professionals a call so we can repair the issue right away.

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What Does a Cracked Heat Exchanger Mean for Your Furnace?

January 9th, 2017

Gas-powered appliances have a bad reputation for being hazardous, but this needn’t be a concern for you. Gas furnaces today are built with many more safety features than those of the past, and likely will never pose an issue for you—so long as it’s properly maintained and cared for. Routine maintenance and timely repairs will reduce the risk of you needing emergency heating repairs in Ogden, UT.

There is one problem in particular that could be hazardous should you skip maintenance or neglect repairs, and that is the case of a cracked heat exchanger. This calls for immediate repairs from a skilled HVAC technician, such as a member of our team. Give us a call if you suspect that you have this problem, and keep reading to learn more about your heat exchanger and why it needs to remain in good shape.

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Does Your Gas Fireplace’s Chimney Need Cleaning?

January 2nd, 2017

When it comes to caring for your home and making sure it’s safe for you and your family, one task that often gets overlooked is the maintenance of your gas fireplace—something that should be scheduled about once a year.

However, there are times when creosote can build up faster than it normally would, and if that happens, your chimney will need to be checked more often. But how do you know if your chimney is in need of cleaning? Keep reading to learn about the signs that your gas fireplace’s chimney is dirty and in need of service.

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Hosting a New Year’s Party? Keep Your Guests Comfortable and Safe

December 26th, 2016

If you are planning on hosting a New Year’s Eve party, you likely have a lot of factors to keep in mind—what kind of food will you serve, has everyone RSVP’d, do your guests have a safe way to get home after a night of celebrating?

Among all these thoughts, you likely aren’t giving much consideration to your HVAC system or the quality of your indoor air. However, if you want your guests to have a good time, and be comfortable in your home, it is perhaps time to consider how well these systems are functioning.

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Don’t Neglect These Heating Repair Signs

December 26th, 2016

Are you in need of heating repairs in your Roy, UT home? What if you’re unsure? You, of course, do not want to be stuck in the dead of winter without a functioning heating system. But if you have no idea that something is amiss with your system, you may feel that this is unavoidable.

That is hardly the case—keeping your heater in good working order typically requires nothing more than keeping it well-maintained. It’s during maintenance that our highly trained professionals take a very close look at your system, conducting any cleaning and adjustments necessary, and scheduling repairs if needed. No heater is invincible though. Even with maintenance, you may run into repair needs. Keep reading to learn how to spot them before they turn into much larger and more expensive emergencies.

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Winterizing Your Home: Protect Your Outdoor Pipes and Faucets

December 19th, 2016

As temperatures have already begun to drop considerably, it’s time to prepare our homes for winter. Part of doing so is ensuring that your plumbing system is in good shape and protected from the cold weather in order to prevent any big problems now or when the springtime comes. Of course, no matter what your Kaysville, UT pipe and sewer service needs are, our professional plumbers can assist. But we’d like to help you avoid problems to begin with, if possible.

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Does Your Home Need Repiping?

December 12th, 2016

Ideally, if you have a plumbing leak or a clog, all you’ll need is a quick repair from a professional plumber to get your system back in shape. However, as your home ages—and subsequently as your plumbing ages—there may come a time that repairs simply aren’t going to cut it anymore. You may need to replace your entire plumbing system, or at least a portion of it. Unsure if repiping is what you need? Keep reading to assess your risks.

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