SPS Mechanical Inc. Blog

Should I Replace My Furnace?

November 5th, 2018

gas-burnerThe days are getting colder, and you’re probably already starting to rely on your furnace for warmth during the day. As you use your furnace more and more over the next few weeks, you’re going to be putting a lot more strain on the system. Before we get too far into heating season, it’s a good idea to make sure that your furnace is up to the task of dealing with that strain over the next several months. If your system doesn’t have enough in it to get you through the whole winter, it’s probably a better idea to replace it now than to wait for it to break down in the middle of the season.

The best way to tell whether or not your system needs replacing is to have a technician examine it for you. Before you take that step, though, consider the symptoms below for some additional guidance.

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Keep These Things Out of Your Garbage Disposal!

October 22nd, 2018

PlumberGarbage disposals can cope with a lot, because they need to. The amount of food waste generated by the average meal can be pretty gruesome at times. Unfortunately, even the best disposal has its limits. If you want to avoid having to repair or replace your garbage disposal before tis time, there are some things that you need to keep in mind. One of those categories of things is which materials you should never put into your garbage disposal.

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When to Call for Drain Cleaning Services

October 8th, 2018

Plumber-with-drain-snakeIt’s pretty easy to fall into the trap of ignoring the drains in your home, thinking that they’ll just take care of themselves. After all, what kind of maintenance could drain pipes possibly need? Well, drain cleaning, for one. Drain cleaning helps to keep your drains free of waste buildup and other blockages, and ensures that it runs as smoothly as possible. If you haven’t cleaned your drains in a while, the following are just a few of the indications that you should probably have it done sooner rather than later.

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Why Plumbing Maintenance is so Important

September 24th, 2018

plumber-water-heaterPlumbing systems can develop issues in all sorts of ways, most of which are quite difficult to detect. By the time a plumbing problem does advance far enough to start causing some obvious symptoms, it’s probably already done considerable damage. You obviously don’t want that to happen, so what do you do? You schedule plumbing maintenance, of course! Have a look below to find out more about why plumbing maintenance is so important for the health of your system, and how often you should schedule it.

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Odd Air Conditioner Noises? Call for Repairs!

September 10th, 2018

woman covering her earsSummer is the season where it’s most likely for air conditioner problems to crop up—especially toward the end of the season. Your cooling system is placed under a lot of stress and the additional wear and tear of the summer season means it’s more likely for various components to break down.

It’s important, then, that you get your AC system checked out by a trained and experienced professional if you notice any signs that something is amiss. Keep reading as we take a look at one of the more common indications that your AC is malfunctioning—strange and unfamiliar noises. But what noises do we mean?

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Why Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Cooling Well

August 27th, 2018

Air-FilterIt’s never fun to have your air conditioner break down on you in the middle of a record-breaking heatwave. Unfortunately, for many homeowners that is exactly what happens. Air conditioning problems are quite common over the summer months, as those are the months where the system is under the most strain. One of the most common signs that an air conditioner is not functioning properly is falling output. Read on to find out what might cause your air conditioner output to be low, and what you can do about it.

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How to Detect Plumbing Leaks in Your Home

August 13th, 2018

Burst-PipePlumbing leaks have the obnoxious qualities of being both very common and very difficult to detect. A lot of the water damage inflicted on homes across the country occurs because small leaks are not detected and fixed in a timely manner. Professional maintenance conducted on an annual basis is a good way to lessen the chances of a leak spending months rotting out the surrounding area undetected. However, you still need to keep an eye out for warning signs that your plumbing system is developing leaks. The following are a few different signs that can indicate that you have leaks forming in your system.

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Careful of These Air Conditioning Problems

July 30th, 2018

air-conditionerAir conditioning problems are quite common during the summer, due to the added strain placed on the system by daily operation. Preventive maintenance does a lot to keep the system healthy and lower the odds of serious problems developing, but it’s not a perfect solution. As you use your air conditioner this summer, we highly recommend that you keep an eye out for the following signs that your air conditioner is in trouble. If you notice them sooner, you’ll be able to have the underlying problems repaired before they have the opportunity to cause too much damage.

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You Might Need a New Water Heater if it Fits This List

July 16th, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters can last quite a while, but they don’t last forever. It’s a good idea to keep an eye on your water heater if you’ve had it for a while, so that you can tell as early as possible whether or not the system is in need of replacement. If you miss the warning signs, you risk suddenly finding yourself without hot water when your system breaks down on you. So, consider consulting a technician about installing a new water heater if your current system fits this list of symptoms.

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Bathroom Remodeling Options to Consider

July 2nd, 2018

BathroomThe bathroom is one of the most popular rooms in the home when it comes to remodeling. It’s an important part of people’s daily routine, and who doesn’t want to spend their morning and evening rituals in a comfortable bathroom environment? If you’re looking to have your bathroom remodeled in the near future, you probably have a range of ideas about what you want to go in it.

There are a lot of different options to sort through on the market today for each kind of bathroom appliance. We recommend consulting with a professional technician before making any permanent decisions on things like plumbing appliances, just to make sure that everything will work well together. Still, there’s nothing wrong with taking a look at some of the options out there.

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