What Does Heating Maintenance Involve?

December 5th, 2022
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In Pennsylvania, it’s critical for your heating system to work as well as possible throughout the winter. That’s why it’s so important to prioritize heating maintenance. This service is not just for the sake of catching any existing problems before they become severe enough to cause your heater to fail on a frozen January night. Maintenance also improves your heater’s efficiency (keeping your utility costs down), prevents safety hazards (like fuel or carbon monoxide leaks), and increases your heater’s lifetime of service (so you can delay replacing it for years to come).

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6 Symptoms of a Heater in Need of Repair

November 21st, 2022
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Everyone has their own area of expertise. Perhaps you can always tell what’s wrong with a recipe and can adjust it to make the food delicious. Maybe you are a whiz at auto repair, and just hearing the sound of the engine can tell you there’s a problem, and maybe even give you a clue about what the problem is.

But most of us aren’t experts at the symptoms a heater exhibits when it’s feeling under the weather. The good news is that you can learn how to spot the signs of heater trouble early, so repairs can be made before major breakdowns occur.

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Is This a Plumbing Emergency?

November 7th, 2022
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Most homeowners are not plumbers. The average person is probably capable of plunging a clogged toilet and tightening the bolts on a loose fixture, but not much more. This is perfectly reasonable! There are so many fields of knowledge in the world that we can’t possibly be experts at everything. And just as you would see a doctor for a medical emergency, you can always reach out to a plumber for a plumbing emergency. But we may have a much clearer idea of what constitutes a medical emergency. If there’s a problem with your plumbing, how do you determine whether it’s an actual emergency?

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The Importance of Annual Heater Maintenance

October 24th, 2022
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In Pennsylvania, we know how important it is to have your heater functioning all winter long. A problem with your heater can mean not just being uncomfortably chilly, but being dangerously cold, not to mention possibly dealing with disasters like frozen, burst pipes! While you may be tempted to just frolic in the beautiful fall weather, sip cider, and carve pumpkins, don’t forget that winter is not far away. The best thing you can do to avoid a winter-weather heating disaster is to schedule heater maintenance now.

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When Does a Kitchen Sink Require Professional Help?

October 10th, 2022
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The humble kitchen sink does a tremendous amount of work in your home. You may not think about it very often … until it’s causing a problem. Suddenly, you realize just how critical it is and how much you require from it! 

Most of the time, it works without any special attention from you. And sometimes, you can clear up a small problem yourself. But there are times when your kitchen sink needs the help that only a professional plumber can offer. What kitchen sink problems should have you booking professional kitchen plumbing services in Hatboro, PA?

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AC Repair: Do It Now or Put It Off?

September 26th, 2022
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Happy Autumn! It’s time for apple picking and football, baking something delicious, and gathering with our families as the leaves change color and the air turns crisp.

But what about your nagging concern that something might be wrong with your air conditioner? Should you put that out of your mind and deal with it in the spring?

No. Before you bake that pie, make an appointment for air conditioning service in Doylestown, PA. Your air conditioner was an investment, and you’ll make the most of that investment by addressing any repair needs as promptly as possible. 

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Should I Replace or Repair My Old Air Conditioner?

September 12th, 2022
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Air conditioners can last for many years. And, during that time, it’s reasonable for them to occasionally require repairs. However, if you’re starting to wonder whether it’s better to keep investing in AC repair in West Chester, PA, or if it’s time to plan on replacing the unit entirely, there are some things you should keep in mind.

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The Sneaky Problem of Pinhole Leaks

August 15th, 2022
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We’ve discussed hidden leaks before, such as the major problem of a slab leak. Today we’re going to look at one of the most insidious of all hidden leaks, the pinhole leak. Yes, we know that the name doesn’t sound too intimidating. Even if you don’t know what a “slab leak” is, the name does sound a touch scary. So what’s so terrible about a “pinhole leak”?

Plenty! And it starts with how small these leaks are. It’s difficult to know you need plumbing service in Montgomery County, PA to fix leaks if you don’t know the leaks exist, and pinhole leaks are devilishly tricky leaks that hide well while creating significant problems.

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How to Tell You Might Have a Slab Leak

August 1st, 2022
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Slab leaks are one of the most damaging types of plumbing leaks affecting homes. They’re also, unfortunately, among the most difficult to notice initially. This is because slab leaks occur down in the concrete foundation block of a home—not a place people can easily see! 

The good news is that you don’t have to look far to find the right plumbers for slab leak detection and repair in Montgomery County, PA and the surrounding areas. Platinum Plumbing has the expertise and equipment to rapidly pinpoint the location of slab leaks and then have them repaired with the least amount of disruption to the house. But you’ll still need some warning that you have a slab leak in the first place—and that’s why we’ve written this post. We’re going to give you a guide to the major signs of the presence of a slab leak in your home’s foundation.

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Key Water Saving Tips to Help Your Home

July 18th, 2022
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There’s far more to plumbing in Butler County, PA, than just repairs! In fact, we pride ourselves on helping residents learn everything they can about protecting and preserving their pipes. This also includes saving money on water by following handy tips to lower household consumption.

By following these suggestions, you can both reduce your water usage and save more money on utilities throughout the year. 

If you ever run into any troubles, getting a professional plumber to take a look ASAP will help spare any undue waste and unnecessary costs. 

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