SPS Mechanical Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Sewell’

Everything You Need to Know about Frozen Pipes

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Choosing the Right Technician for Your AC Work

Monday, August 26th, 2019

So, if you’re wondering about finding a thorough contractor for work on your AC, chances are your system is already broken. Don’t worry, it happens. Air conditioners don’t last forever. In fact that only usually last 10-15 years. Finding a technician that can help you out of this situation is just a part of life- and we can help you parse out what you should be looking for.

Well, depending on your home comfort needs, there are some ideal characteristics you should be zeroing in on while you try to find the right person to fix or replace your broken air conditioner. Do you want to be sold the most expensive AC unit up for sale? Do you want an AC to be installed only for it to be broken down within a month with no warranty or repair process in place? Absolutely not. When it comes to air conditioning service in Sewell, NJ, you deserve a technician who meets your needs.

Let’s talk about what those needs are.

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Is Your AC Working with a Fresh Filter?

Monday, August 12th, 2019

man-holding-air-filterWhat do pools, air conditioners, and your coffee machine all have in common? They all use filters! When it comes to pools and coffee machines, the problems with a clogged filter can be more obvious. A pool without a filter can be a huge safety hazard, and coffee brewed with a bad filter can taste pretty disgusting. However, less people know about the problems with a clogged AC filter- which makes it all the more frustrating when those same people don’t replace their filters when they should.

Don’t be one of those people. A clogged filter can cause a multitude of problems that just compound and get worse as time goes on, leading to the need for costly air conditioning repair in Sewell, NJ.

Not convinced? Wait until you hear what could go wrong.

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Do Heat Pumps Need More Repairs?

Monday, July 29th, 2019

stopwatchWe are big proponents of heat pumps around here. These systems really are incredible, providing homeowners with the ability to heat and cool their homes with just one effective, efficient system. These systems are also quite reliable, provided that they are installed and serviced by skilled, trained professionals. They are the same as any other heating or cooling system in this regard. Where they differ, of course, is that heat pumps don’t just operate during one season of the year.

Because of this, some homeowners worry that the wear and tear on the system is going to result in more frequent repairs than you would need with designated heating or air conditioning system. The real question shouldn’t be whether heat pumps need more repairs, though. It’s if they need more maintenance. And the answer to that is yes. Because one system is doing the heating and cooling, you’ll need a tune-up twice a year. 

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3 Signs Your Plumbing Leak is Actually An Emergency

Monday, 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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How to Care For Your AC

Monday, 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)

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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Why Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Cooling Well

Monday, 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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