At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

All About Sump Pumps  

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

slightly-used-sump-pumpWhen it comes to flooding and heavy rains, it might seem like there’s little hope for your property. After all, there’s very little anyone can do about the forces of nature. However, sump pumps can do more than a little to help your home suffer from water damage during these harsh conditions. Below, we’ll explain in detail how sump pumps work and the kinds that are available on the market.

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Be Careful When Living With Old Pipes in Your Plumbing

Monday, August 27th, 2018

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If your home is old and you know that it has old pipes, you should also know getting them replaced as soon as possible will be the best choice for your health and to prevent any future plumbing disasters. However, we’re not here to lecture you.

Actually, we are, just a little bit. At the very least, there’s a chance that being aware of why old pipes are bad for your home could be very helpful to you, either now or in the future. In this post, we’ll explain just a few reasons that old pipes could be trouble if not dealt with.

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Everything You Need to Know About Hard Water

Monday, July 16th, 2018

water-softener-tankMost people have heard of hard water and know that it’s not any good for your home. But fewer people understand exactly where hard water comes from and how it causes damage. In this post, we’ll go over all of the above to make you a professional on the subject.

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3 Upgrades to Your Plumbing System

Monday, June 18th, 2018

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Most of the time, you don’t give any thought to the plumbing in your house unless you find yourself in the middle of a crisis thanks to a backed-up toilet or a water heater that’s suddenly quit working. It doesn’t always have to be that way. You do have the opportunity to be proactive when it comes to upgrades for your plumbing system. We’ll go over three popular ones below so you can decide if they are right for you.

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Hard Water Should Be Taken Seriously

Monday, April 9th, 2018

water-softening-systemHard water is a very common problem in our part of the world. In and of itself, it’s not actively harmful. It’s merely water with a high mineral content: usually calcium and magnesium, which are harmless to the human body if swallowed in such amounts. But that doesn’t mean that hard water can’t affect your home in detrimental ways.

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. A good plumbing service can provide options for handling hard water in your home, and know that hard water needs to be taken seriously.

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Why Do Store-Bought Means of Drain Cleaning Rarely Work?

Monday, March 12th, 2018

drain-cleaning-servicesWhen clogs show up in people’s drains, it usually does so at the least opportune time: when you’re cleaning the dishes, for example, or preparing a meal. Most of the time, people look for quick solutions to such problems, typically by buying a cleanser or plumbing snake at the local supermarket or hardware store. Unfortunately, store-bought means of cleaning drains rarely work the way they should, which means that the problem doesn’t really get solved. A professional plumbing service is almost always the best choice to deal with a clog in your drains. Why do store- bought means of drain cleaning rarely work? In part because they can address your particular problem.

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Signs to Look for in a Good Plumber

Monday, February 12th, 2018

plumbing-repair-servicesOur plumbing systems are as important to our homes as the electricity and heating: vital for delivering clean water for cooking, cleaning and bathing. When trouble arises, you should always look for a professional plumber to deal with the issue rather than attempting repairs yourself. Professional plumbers have the training, experience and licensing to deal with all kinds of issues, and even a seemingly minor problem benefits from the kind of attention that a good service can bring. If you can resolve your plumbing problem with a plunger and a little elbow grease, the next step is to call a service.

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Trust a Plumber to Handle Clogs in Your Drains

Monday, January 29th, 2018

plumbing-repair-servicesClogs in our drain pipes are fairly common occurrences, and it’s never pleasant to see the water in your sink or tub backing up instead of draining away like you need it to. The go-to solution for such problems is to purchase a store-bought cleanser or perhaps a snake from a nearby hardware store. Such methods and cheap and relatively inexpensive, which is why they’re so popular. Unfortunately, they rarely work effectively and must often be applied multiple times to fix the problem. A professional plumber, on the other hand, can get the clog fixed the right way and ensure that it doesn’t trouble you again.

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How Does Hydro-Jetting Make Drain Cleaning Easier?

Monday, January 1st, 2018

hydreo-jetting-servicesPlumbing problems always tend to get worse during the holidays, especially clogs in our drains. Big holiday meals means lots of foodstuffs poured down the drain, and that can sometimes mean things like hot fat (which can solidify in the pipes) or potato peelings (which can get tangled up in the pipes and are surprisingly tough). Then there’s the presence of family and friends over for big get-togethers, which can put additional strain on bathroom fixtures and similar pieces of plumbing. Clogs tend to be very common during the holidays, and they usually need to get treated fairly quickly since they involve things like the toilet or the kitchen sink which you can’t do without for long. 

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Tips for Bathroom Plumbing Remodeling

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

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Bathroom remodeling projects can be very exciting. The bathroom is one of the more important places in the home, after all: the first place you visit when you get up in the morning and the last place you stop at on the way to bed at night. If it looks ugly — or even just out of date — or the fixtures aren’t working the way you’d like, a remodeling project can literally change everything. With the right team on your side, you can turn this most important part of the home into a place you can really feel good about.

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