SPS Mechanical Inc. Blog

Is Natural Gas an Option for You?

January 13th, 2020

We reckon a lot of homeowners have seen the “natural gas conversion” section of our website and have been hesitant to click it. It’s understandable, when you don’t work with natural gas or oil systems every day, it can be daunting to know just what type of service could benefit you the most. Well, here we are to talk about what exactly this type of service is and how it could possibly help you and your home’s heating system.

To be blatantly honest, we offer these particular heating services in Sewell, NJ because natural gas is just leagues more efficient and clean-burning than other fuels like oil, and it’s a much more convenient solution than having to get your propane tank refilled every so often. We’d like to introduce you to heating solutions that are powered by natural gas.

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Do You Need Repiping?

December 30th, 2019

“Why do I need repiping?” You’re probably asking yourself, “I’ve already got regular piping.” While that might be true, many homeowners don’t actually know that deteriorating plumbing systems can lower a family’s quality of life. There are many signs that could lead you to believe that your pipes are in bad shape, and that’s where repiping comes in!

Sure, your pipes might still carry water from one place to another, but do they leak as well? Do you deal with discolored water or low water pressure? That means your pipes aren’t in the condition they need to be in. Repiping isn’t just a phrase that plumbers came up with to score an extra buck or service call, it’s a real procedure that can give your plumbing system the power it requires and give you functioning pipes for years to come. Don’t just wait to call an emergency plumber in Sewell, NJ today. Invest in repiping and keep your system running emergency-free!

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Don’t Hesitate, Get a Garbage Disposal Installed Today

December 16th, 2019

Food has to go somewhere when it’s not eaten. While technology is constantly helping us in the fight to rid our planet of trash while keeping our homes clean, there seem to be only three solutions to food waste so far. Either the food is thrown into the garbage and dumped at a landfill, it’s composted in some way, or it is sent through the garbage disposal into the sewer. While the third option sounds as bad as dumping your garbage in a landfill, it’s actually a much healthier solution than many homeowners believe.

Garbage disposals can be an eco-friendly and convenient way to deal with food waste and other biodegradable materials that you’re tired of dumping in the trash. While having a garbage disposal requires a little bit more plumbing in Woodbury, NJ than just your average water delivery system, it’s very well worth it and we’ll get into the specifics as to why.

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What Video Pipe Inspection Can Do for You

December 2nd, 2019

Video pipe inspection hasn’t been around for that much time. That means people don’t know much about the process and are actually opting out of using it. It’s simple, people fear what they don’t know, and not as many people know about video pipe inspection as we’d like.

So, if you’ve ever been approached by a plumber offering an inspection like this—it’s not a scam. This is a process for drain clogs and plumbing problems that can end up saving you a lot of money! Plumbing in Sewell, NJ can be especially expensive if the plumber doesn’t know where the clog is located. Give yourself a break and use this new technology to have a more thorough drain cleaning done for the sake of you and your pipes.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Boiler?

November 18th, 2019

Boilers last for an incredibly long time when maintained correctly. We’ve seen boilers that are old enough to be getting their Ph.D. degree, while still being able to effectively heat a home. That being said, not every boiler is going to last this long and we’re here to give you some tips to help you see if it’s time to replace your old faithful.

Think of heating in Sewell, NJ like you would an older car. Sure, a 20 or 30-year-old car might have its problems, but if it’s lasted this long, it shouldn’t be too hard to keep it up to snuff right? Well, when it comes to boilers, you’re going to want to make sure it works and that it works as efficiently as possible. Otherwise, you’re basically burning money every month for energy costs that you’d rather not pay.

Interested? Let’s see if your boiler could use a replacement.

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Signs You Might Need a Heater Replacement

November 4th, 2019

Heaters don’t last forever. Anyone who has ever owned a house for longer than 15 years should know that. However, sometimes that line between repair and replacement can be blurry and hard to decipher. For homeowners, it’s usually a case of not really wanting to think about a heater system, since the best work a heater can do is leave you comfortable enough where your HVAC worries are far and out of your mind.

The bad news is, there will be repairs and replacements in your future. The silver lining to that bad news is that there are some signs that could point you in the right direction if you’re confused as to which is better.

So, let’s get to the bottom of it. How can we figure out if you need a few simple repairs on your system or a whole new heater replacement in Sewell, NJ?

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Don’t Ruin Your Pipes with Chemical Drain Cleaner

October 21st, 2019

Your pipes are important to your home. Whether you think about them as much as we do or not, your life would be a lot different, a lot worse, without your plumbing system. We wanted to get that out of the way because a lot of homeowners who don’t think about their plumbing in Glassboro, NJ tend to treat their pipes poorly, inevitably leading to some pretty surprising and expensive repair work.

That’s why we’d like to offer a public service announcement about chemical drain cleaners. You see them everywhere on shelves across America, promising an easy process of pouring a liquid into your drain for a clear and convenient finish. However, the process is not that simple and the effects of chemical drain cleaners can be way more devastating than advertisements would like you to think. These chemicals are volatile and highly corrosive, leading to harmful effects on your health, pipes, and the environment.

Not convinced? Keep reading and we’re confident your mind will change.

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Everything You Need to Know about Frozen Pipes

October 7th, 2019

You don’t need us to tell you that pipe freezing is a problem. In fact, it’s usually homeowners who tell us how bad of a problem it is. We see these problems every winter and if we can help just one family avoid having their pipes freeze, then that’s enough for us.

For any new homeowners or those who don’t understand the gravity of a pipe freezing problem, we’d like to give you the lowdown. In this post, we’ll go into the specifics about why pipes freeze, why a frozen pipe is a major problem, and some solutions that can help keep your home from experiencing this disaster during the coming winter. We promise that after reading some of this information, you’ll be more confident about how you can deal with winter plumbing problems.

If you’re still anxious about your pipes, you can always call us for plumbing in Sewell, NJ. That being said, let’s get into it.

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FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About a Backflow Preventer

September 23rd, 2019

Let’s take a step back for a second. If you’re like any normal homeowner, you’re probably just wondering why you should even know what a backflow preventer is! Before you click the “x” on your browser window, let us at least tell you what a backflow preventer is and how it can help you. Once we’ve mentioned that, perhaps you’ll be inclined to read more and consider the implications of a backflow preventer in your own home.

To put it simply, a backflow preventer just allows water in your pipes to flow in one direction and never in another. That’s a pretty nifty function, especially because without a backflow preventer, some terrible circumstances could lead your drinking water to be contaminated with the sewage that gets affected by backflow. Water should only travel through your pipe system in one direction. You’ve got pipes that go inward and pipes that go outward. If you’re constantly calling for an emergency plumber in Sewell, NJ because you’re experiencing backflow problems, consider picking up a backflow preventer for the following good reasons.

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Everything You Need to Know About Short-Cycling

September 9th, 2019

As summer winds down to a close, its easy to forget about your air conditioner while you start to get your heater ready for winter. However, there are still a few hot and muggy days to come, and if you’re not careful, your AC could still be showing signs of a major problem that you haven’t noticed yet. This isn’t just a bad sign for your system this year, but could become prominent when you get your AC system ready for next year!

Short-cycling is one of those problems that you should always be on the lookout for. There are many things that can cause short-cycling but believe us when we say, it’s never good. That’s why vigilant homeowners with a good ear can catch short-cycling early and can get proper service for HVAC in Sewell, NJ as fast as possible.

But, as with all AC problems, the devil is in the details.

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