At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

Are Tankless Water Heaters Truly More Efficient?

Monday, October 8th, 2018

tankless-water-heaterYou may have heard all kinds of things about the efficiency and performance of tankless water heaters, especially if you’re doing your research into water heater upgrades. You might have a tank water heater right now, or maybe you’re just wondering if your tankless water heater is really the best choice for your home.

If you’re debating whether a tankless water heater is truly the most efficient option for your home, we’ll help you figure it out below.

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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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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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3 Possible Improvements for your Kitchen Plumbing

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

kitchen-plumbing-improvementsYour kitchen is one of the most important parts of the house: the place where you prepare meals and gather to discuss important events of the day. With the exception of your bathroom, no plumbing fixtures receive more use than those in your kitchen. If you’re looking at making improvements to your kitchen plumbing – either on their own or as part of a larger kitchen remodeling session – it pays to consider your options carefully.

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Water Heater Maintenance Saves You Money

Monday, August 14th, 2017

water-heater-maintenanceWater heaters, especially traditional tank water heaters, are a staple of most homes in the area: storing heated water in a larger tank to be used when you bathe, clean or cook. Most of the time, they’re placed in the basement, garage or similar out-of-the-way locations, and they by and large do their work very quietly. Most homeowners can enjoy years or decades of reliable service from their water heaters, though that doesn’t prevent or preclude trouble arising.

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How to Spot Signs of a Plumbing Leak

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Plumbing leaks are a common occurrence in cities like Holladay, UT, where the high altitude and salty air can corrode piping over time. The issue is less with the leaks themselves — which can be fixed very easily by a qualified plumber — but by spotting the problem in the first place. It’s one thing if water is spilling out of the pipes beneath your sink, but most piping in your home lies hidden in the walls, under the floors or other spaces. Leaks that occur in these pipes can take weeks or even months to detect, causing untold damage to the drywall and surrounding components in the process. the best way to take care of them is to learn to notice the signs of a plumbing leak and act the moment you spot them. they can include:

  • Soft spots in the walls or puddles of water appearing in places that they shouldn’t
  • The sounds of dripping or running water from an unusual location, such as inside the crawlspace of your walls.
  • Bills that spike or which are higher than normal, despite no attendant upswing in the use of water in your home.
  • Water from the affected outlet that doesn’t flow with quite the same force, or which refuses to flow at all.

The dangers of leaks grow the older your plumbing system becomes, so if you live in an older home or a home that you’ve lived in for some time, you should be particularly vigilant. When you spot signs of a leak, turn off the water flow using the master shut-off valve — whose location every household member should know — and call in a qualified plumber to correct the problem.

At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air provides quality plumbing repair and replacement services throughout the area. We provide 24-hour emergency service, so we’re ready to go when you are!

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