Rentmeister Total Home Service Blog : Archive for October, 2017

Reduce Your Carbon Monoxide Exposure Risk

Tuesday, 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

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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Improve the Efficiency of Your Heater This Season!

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

couple in their home on a cold night wearing winter pajamasWith temperatures already cooling down around our parts, it’s only a matter of time before we all begin using our heating systems. And as hard as your air conditioners had to work to keep you comfortable this summer, it’s understandable that you would like to use your heater as efficiently as possible, to save energy and subsequently, money. Ensuring you are using your heater as effectively and efficiently as possible is as easy as following the tips below.

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