Why You Should Call a Plumber Instead of Using Chemicals

March 13th, 2023

Oh, no! The sink is clogged again! The dirty dishwater won’t drain, and an unpleasant smell is starting to develop. What should you do? Reach for a bottle of liquid drain cleaner? No! When a drain is clogged, there are some things you should try yourself before calling a plumber, but liquid drain cleaner is not one. 

We’ll give you step-by-step instructions for what to do and not do for a clogged drain, with details on exactly which situations require a professional plumber in Phoenixville, PA.

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What Happens If You Ignore Heater Repairs for Too Long

February 27th, 2023

Spring is coming! It might still be cold now, but it won’t be long before there will be more mud than snow, and soon after that, you won’t be needing your heater for quite a while. So what about the repairs that you think your heater might need? Can you put them off in hopes that it’ll keep running until spring?

Don’t do it! Delaying heating repairs can cause major problems that you really, really don’t want to deal with. What kind of problems, you ask? We’re happy to explain.

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How Does a Tankless Water Heater Save You Money?

February 13th, 2023

If it’s time to replace your water heater, you are probably considering your options. How much hot water does your family use? How much do the different types of water heaters cost? One of the biggest decisions to make is whether to get a tank or tankless water heating system.

While there are benefits to either choice, when it comes to energy efficiency, the tankless system definitely has the standby tank beat by a wide margin. And energy efficiency isn’t just good for the planet, it’s good for your bank account balance when it comes time to pay your utility bills.

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Annoying Slow Drains? This Is How to Fix Them

January 30th, 2023

You probably have an image in your head of what a plumbing emergency looks like. Water is gushing like a geyser and people are running around with buckets and wrenches. Your sink or tub taking a very long time to drain probably doesn’t seem like an emergency to you. But it is a huge inconvenience! 

We’ll give you some pointers on how you can address slow drains yourself, and what tools and techniques a plumber can use to help. We’ll also include some warning signs to keep an eye out for, because sometimes, a slow drain is the first sign of a much bigger problem that you don’t want to ignore. After all, you definitely don’t want to end up with a real plumbing emergency on your hands.

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How to Prolong Heater Repairs

January 16th, 2023

No matter how well-made something is, it’s bound to break eventually. And with something as complex as a heating system, which has many components and moving parts, there are a lot of potential points of failure. This means that, sadly, heating repairs are an inevitable part of life.

But they don’t have to be a frequent part of life! There are things you can do to keep your heater running more smoothly, decreasing the need for repairs and increasing your chances of only needing minor repairs. Taking these steps will even increase the lifespan of your heater, making it so that it might keep running for years longer than it would have otherwise.

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Lower Your Heating Bills With Improved Efficiency This Winter

December 19th, 2022

Heating a home all winter in Pennsylvania can be expensive. Aside from turning your heat to 50°F, wearing several sweaters, and taking the risk of pipes freezing, what can you do to cut down on your utility costs? We’ve got some helpful tips for you to maximize the efficiency of your heating, so that you get the most out of every cent you spend.

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What Does Heating Maintenance Involve?

December 5th, 2022

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

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

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

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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