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3 Signs Your Plumbing Leak is Actually An Emergency

July 15th, 2019

24-hour-serviceDo you think that the only type of plumbing leak that qualifies as an “emergency” is the type of leak that leaves you standing in 6″ of water? Think again. Sure, that is obviously an emergency situation requiring emergency plumbing services in Sewell, NJ, but it’s not the only one. In fact, there are quite a few scenarios in which we’d say that emergency plumbing services are justified and necessary. We’ll look at a few of them in today’s post.

We want to say first that assuming a problem can wait is one of the major causes of serious damages to plumbing systems and the property surrounding them. When in doubt, just reach out! Even if you don’t actually need an emergency plumber right then and there, you may need some answers right then and there. Our team can help you to determine what type of situation you’re dealing with. That way, you can take the guesswork out of your decision-making process.

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Video Pipe Inspection Saves the Day

July 1st, 2019

pipe-flowThere are a lot of reasons why you should always hire a professional plumber in Washington Township, NJ. Professional plumbers have the tools and training that they need to get the job done right the first time, and in a timely fashion. They also have the diagnostic skills to recognize and define problems accurately in order to resolve them promptly. And, they understand that certain issues may not seem like an emergency, but they may require more advanced solutions than homeowners realize.

One of the greatest tools that modern plumbers have at their disposal is video pipe inspection equipment. While a clogged drain may not sound all that complex, the information gathered through a video pipe inspection is invaluable in many instances. If you’re having trouble with your drains or suspect an issue with your sewer line, you want a member of our team equipped with video pipe inspection equipment at your home ASAP! Contact us when trouble is brewing.

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How to Care For Your AC

June 17th, 2019

AC-manifoldIf you’ve visited this blog before—and we certainly hope that you’ll poke around and take some of this useful information to heart!—then you already know that we almost always advocate for calling a professional air conditioning technician when it comes to air conditioning service in Sewell, NJ.

Almost.

The fact of the matter is that there are actually a few tasks that you can handle on your own that will help your air conditioner to succeed. So read on, think about what your air conditioner may need, and give us a call with any questions that you may have. Our goal is to ensure your comfort all summer long, no matter how hot the weather outside may get.

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3 Minor AC Issues (That Can Ruin a Summer Day)

June 3rd, 2019

ac-repairIs there anything more frustrating than that one little, teeny-tiny thing that just so happens to cause the most amount of problems? There are plenty of examples out there in real life, but in particular, we’re talking about how one small issue with your air conditioner can put your AC out of commission.

Now, these problems aren’t going to destroy your AC and force you to buy a new one. However, they certainly can cause your AC to overheat, stop operating, or keep you from getting cool. In other words, you won’t be able to get relief from the heat until you’ve gotten air conditioning repair in Sewell, NJ. We’ll go over just three of them so that you can know what to expect next time your AC seems to be giving you trouble.

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Tank vs Tankless: Which Water Heater Is for Me?

May 20th, 2019

water-heaterIt’s easy to take our water heaters for granted, despite them being one of the appliances that we rely on the most (can you imagine bathing without hot water?)

When it comes time to replace your water heater—or if you’re installing one for a brand new home—then you’ll want to trust in an expert of plumbing in Sewell, NJ to help you decide.

There are many differences between the two units. The “best” unit is the one that can serve your needs best! Here’s a brief rundown on both systems:

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4 Culprits of Rising Air Conditioning Costs

May 6th, 2019

ac-surrounded-by-moneyWhen air conditioning costs start rising, homeowners tend to assume the usual suspects:

  • My kids were playing with the thermostat again
  • I kept lowering the AC and told myself I’d regret it
  • Global warming

Surprisingly, most homeowners tend to blame themselves rather than the HVAC system. Today, we’re here to tell you that it might not just be you—there actually might be something very wrong with your AC system! It might be time for air conditioning repair in Deptford Township.

Not all AC problems make themselves known, so it can certainly be a possibility even if you haven’t noticed any strange behavior from the system.

Here are 4 possible reasons behind your AC troubles:

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Is This the Year to Install a New AC?

April 22nd, 2019

old-air-conditionerWinter is over, but we’re not rushing to switch on our air conditioners just yet. We’ve got a few more months to go before things start heating up.

However, running your air conditioner a few times before then isn’t such a bad idea. You’ll want to know what condition the system is in so that you can get it repaired if necessary (otherwise, you risk experiencing a break down right in the middle of summer).

Plus, if your AC happens to be older than ten years old, now will be the perfect time to look into replacement.

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Do You Really Need a Whole-House Humidifier?

April 8th, 2019

portable-humidifierCold air can be dry. Combine that with a heater running day and night—now the air is even drier. It’s an endless cycle of miserably dry air!

For some homeowners, the next step is to go out and buy a portable humidifier. They might buy several of them, or just one for the bedroom of the family member that is most sensitive to dry air.

If this situation sounds familiar, then you’re most likely fed up with the limitations of these portable humidifiers. That’s why a whole-house humidifier in Deptford Township, NJ would be one of your best investments.

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Why You Need Your Drains Cleaned

March 25th, 2019

drain-cleaningHave you ever seen the inside of your drains?

If not, we can’t blame you—it’s really dark and hard to see down there. Of course, we see them all the time, along with the dirt and sludge that we wash out of it. When left uncleaned year after year, drains can get seriously dirty, and that can lead to all sorts of inconveniences.

The problem is that many homeowners don’t understand why dirty drains are even an issue (at least, not until it’s too late). Allow us to explain:

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4 Signs It’s Time for a Duct Inspection

March 11th, 2019

duct-sealing“Duct services” isn’t something that we mark on our calendars and count down toward. In fact, if your HVAC system is relatively new, there’s really no need to think of it except on an as-needed basis.

However, once your HVAC system starts to take on a few years, it’s not a bad idea to have your ducts inspected annually. As you’re about to learn, issues in the ducts can contribute to some major inefficiencies and comfort issues in your home. Learning to recognize when you need duct services can do a lot of good in helping you stay comfortable and improve your HVAC energy savings.

Here are four signs that you should schedule an inspection of your ducts:

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