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What Could Happen If You Ignore a Plumbing Leak?

September 18th, 2017

blue cloth tied around white pipePlumbing problems probably rank at the top of your list for annoying household issues to deal with. And most leaks are difficult to detect—in fact, the majority of homeowners don’t realize they even have a plumbing problem until it’s too late to prevent extensive damage.

Leaks are among the most common plumbing problems we get calls for, and they can cause a number of issues beyond just the leak itself. If you know what to look for, however, you can tell when it’s time to call for a professional plumber in Salt Lake City, UT. Keep reading to learn more about the signs of a plumbing leak, and why you shouldn’t ignore them. Continue Reading

Is It Time to Have Your Heater Serviced?

September 4th, 2017

male technician working on heating systemIn our previous post, we discussed how it’s never too late for air conditioning maintenance. Just the same, it’s never too early for Holladay, UT heating maintenance. In fact, we recommend you have this service done right before your heater’s heaviest period of use begins—so, right at the start of fall.

It probably seems insane to think about your heating system right now, given that temperatures are still in the mid-80’s to low 90’s. But, servicing your heater before you actually need it is probably one of the best decisions you can make for home comfort. And given that temperatures are expected to begin cooling down in just a few weeks, you’ll be glad to have the peace of mind that you are prepared. Continue Reading

It’s Never Too Late for This Important Air Conditioning Service

August 21st, 2017

technician's hand on top of outdoor ac unit, with tools on top for testingAlthough we’re seeing some cooler temperatures at night, we aren’t quite out of the woods as far as summer is concerned! That being said, if you didn’t have Taylorsville, UT AC maintenance done before summer came, the time to schedule it is now. While it’s ideal to schedule this service before long periods of AC use, it’s never too late for such a service—until your AC system breaks down, that is!

This is the time of year that we’re using our AC systems for 24 hours straight, and as such you don’t want any damage to incur due to neglect—but this is the time of year that damage is most likely to occur for that reason. The last thing you want to do is find yourself stuck without any cooling during one of the hottest days of the year, which may not be behind it quite yet, and can be uncomfortable and unhealthy. Continue Reading

Get Through the Rest of Summer Comfortably with These Tips

August 7th, 2017

family of 3 sitting in living room in front of fans to cool offAs the official end of summer draws near, we begin to look forward to cooler weather. However, there is still a ways to go. With temperatures still hovering in the high 80’s to low 90’s, we understand that you want to do everything in your power to keep cool. Here are some tips on how to do so! Continue Reading

What You Should Know About Sump Pumps

July 24th, 2017

sump-pumps-what-knowIf you’re one of the many Utah homeowners with a sump pump in your basement, the reason it’s there is so that you aren’t risking hundreds or thousands of dollars in flood damages. Your home can certainly be prone to heaving flooding, or you might live in an area with a high water table. Either way, there’s never a bad time to think about installing a sump pump in your basement if you don’t already have one, or servicing your existing device. Keep reading to learn a few things you should know about sump pumps and the importance of Millcreek, UT sump pump services. Continue Reading

How to Save on Cooling Costs

July 10th, 2017

cooling-costs-saveThere a number of problems that can impact your air conditioner, sometimes caused by neglect, but could even be from just standard wear and tear—particularly during the summer when your air conditioner is under increased stress. Unfortunately, over time these problems reduce your system’s energy efficiency, and as a result hike up your bills.

So, it’s only natural that you’d want to find ways to improve your air conditioner’s performance and efficiency throughout this summer. When you find yourself in need of air conditioning services in West Jordan, UT, we’re the team to turn to. In the meantime though, we’ve shared some tips below on how to save on cooling costs. Continue Reading

Are You Looking to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency?

June 26th, 2017

improve-air-conditioner-efficiencyOur winters may be long and cold, but there’s no denying that is behind us for the year, and air conditioning season is here! Soon enough, you’ll find yourself paying more in monthly cooling bills since you’ll be running your air conditioning system a lot more often than you did during the spring.

But, just because you’re paying more for cooling costs doesn’t mean you should be paying more than necessary. There are steps you can take to improve your air conditioning efficiency and help you cut down on your monthly cooling bills. We’ve provided a brief guide below on how you can do so—some of it involves investing in professional air conditioning services in Holladay, UT, while others are steps you can take yourself. Continue Reading

Watch Out for Common Summer AC Problems

June 12th, 2017

common-summer-ac-problemsAir conditioner problems are a lot more likely to happen during the summer than any other year—that is, when you are placing the highest demand on your cooling system. In order to keep this system in the best possible condition as the weather warms, it’s a good idea to watch for signs that some of these problems are cropping up.

Early detection means that you can call for Taylorsville, UT air conditioning services right away, rather than waiting it out and increasing the risk that you’ll be stuck in the middle of summer without a functioning AC system. To save money and extend your system’s lifespan, we recommend keeping an eye out for the following common summer AC problems. Continue Reading

Watch for These Signs You Need a Water Softener

May 29th, 2017

signs-need-water-softenerMost municipal water supplies today, including ours, have a hefty level of filtration and conditioning before the water reaches your faucets. And if you’re using a private well to access ground water, you very likely have your own water treatment system on site. But something that can be missing in either of these scenarios is anything to protect against hard water.

Hard water is the name given to water with a high concentration of minerals in it—namely calcium and magnesium. These minerals are harmless for humans and pets to ingest, however they could be having a negative impact on your quality of life, plus hard water can damage your plumbing system. Continue Reading

Should I Be Concerned with Heater Repair Needs Now?

May 15th, 2017

heater-repair-needsWinter temperatures have started fading out, and in fact we’ve had a couple days in recent weeks where you may have already used your air conditioner. That doesn’t mean our heating systems are quite done doing their jobs yet, though. With our nights still in the 40’s, it’s important that your heater functions as well as it should.

You may be wondering, “but with warmer weather right around the corner, should I really be concerned about my heater?” If it’s exhibiting any operational problems, then yes—you should. Unfortunately, neglecting any Millcreek, UT heating repair service needs you may have can be detrimental to your heater, no matter how far into spring we may be. Just because you aren’t using your heater daily anymore doesn’t mean you should let the issue go, no matter how seemingly minor it may be. Continue Reading