January 29th, 2018
Plumbing problems are never fun to deal with, but some are quite a bit worse than others. A leaky faucet, for example, might be annoying but not urgent. A ruptured pipe rapidly turning your second floor into a marsh, on the other hand, is something that requires a bit quicker of a response. It’s relatively easy to contact a plumbing contractor if a plumbing emergency occurs during normal business hours. What do you do if it happens in the middle of the night, though? Read on to find out.
January 15th, 2018
Furnaces are put under extraordinary strain during the winter, even in a relatively warm area like Southern California. If you’re using your furnace at all this winter, and we’re going to assume you are if you’re reading this blog, then you should make sure to take some steps to help the system deal with the added demand you’re placing on it. If you take care of your furnace, after all, it will take care of you. The following are two of the best tips you can follow to keep your furnace functioning properly this winter.
January 1st, 2018
There are a wide range of different plumbing problems that you need to know about if you want to keep your system safe. We don’t have enough space to address them all here, but we can certainly go over a few of the more common ones that you’re likely to encounter while using your plumbing system. If you know what to look for, you can call for repairs faster and maybe prevent some of the damage the issue would have done to your system.
December 18th, 2017
As we move into winter (finally, some cold weather!) more and more people are going to start relying on their heating systems to stay comfortable. If you’re looking for a new heating system to keep your home warm through the winter season, there are a multitude of different options to choose from. Each heating system has its own advantages to offer, so it’s important that you consider each option carefully before you decide on one. Have a look below at how a ductless mini split operates, and whether or not it would be a good choice for your home.
December 4th, 2017
Have you ever turned on your furnace for the first time of the season, and smelled something burning? A lot of people do, and they think that something is actually wrong with their furnace. Not to worry, though. That’s typically nothing to worry about. Most of the time, that’s actually the smell of the dust particles that have built up in the furnace over the year burning away as the system starts up. After a few hours of operation, that smell should go away. However, there are plenty of other symptoms of furnace issues that you absolutely should take seriously. Read on to find out more about these signs.
November 20th, 2017
We’re finally moving into heating season, which means you’ll be switching your heat pump over to heating mode soon. Before you start relying on your heat pump too often to keep your home warm, though, there are some steps you should take to make sure it is ready for the added demand. One of the best things you can do to make sure your heat pump is ready for the winter is to schedule professional maintenance. That applies even if you have already had maintenance done in the last six months. Read on to find out more about why you should schedule heat pump maintenance this fall.
November 6th, 2017
Plumbing problems are some of the most difficult to detect, which makes maintaining your plumbing system quite difficult at times. By the time that you realize that your plumbing system is experiencing some kind of problem, it may be too late to prevent much of the damage caused by whatever the issue is. The best way to catch problems quickly enough to resolve them before they do any damage is to schedule preventive maintenance. However, if you know what to look for you can still identify some issues before they cause too much damage. Read on to find out some of the ways that you can identify issues with your plumbing system without professional training or equipment.
October 23rd, 2017
The kitchen is the area in your home with the highest concentration of plumbing appliances, excepting maybe your bathroom. Those plumbing appliances all experience wear and tear over time, which means you need to take steps to counteract it if you want to get the best return on investment on your system. There are a couple of different things that you can do to make sure that your kitchen plumbing system stays in good condition for as long as possible. Let’s go over those steps in detail below.
October 9th, 2017
The average homeowner uses the sinks in their home many times a day. We wash our hands after using the bathroom, after taking out the trash, before and after cooking, etc. You probably take your sinks for granted at least some of the time, but you’d surely miss them if they started to malfunction. There are a number of issues that can affect a home’s sinks, some trivial and some not.
It’s important that you be aware of these problems, and their symptoms. The faster you can identify that your sink is having some sort of issue, the faster you can get it professionally repaired and the better off you’ll be. Let’s have a look at some of the issues that can afflict your sink, and when you should call a professional.
September 25th, 2017
We’re finally starting to get out of the hottest part of the summer, but we still have at least a couple of weeks left where you’re probably going to be using your air conditioner on a regular basis. That means that you still need to keep an eye on your system, in case it starts to exhibit issues. One of the most obvious warning signs that your air conditioner is having problems is falling output. Have a look at some of the reasons why your air conditioner output might be lower than it should be.