Design Comfort Blog: Archive for October, 2017

Plumbing Problems: Is It Time to Call in a Pro?

Monday, October 30th, 2017

An old pipe breaks in freezing weatherSome plumbing issues are fairly obvious. For example, you might have a clogged drain in the bathroom that is causing water to severely back up. Ideally, you’d be able to resolve this with nothing more than a plunger and a little bit of “elbow grease.”

There are some plumbing problems, however, that are not as apparent and require the services of a professional plumber in Salt Lake City, UT. With the right equipment and tools to detect and fix the problem, we are the team to call when you do have a plumbing problem of this nature. But how do you know when you do? Here are some signs to keep an eye out for.

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Have You Scheduled Heating Maintenance Yet?

Monday, October 16th, 2017

heating technician working on heating systemThe time of year has come where colder temperatures have come in, and they’re here to stay until next spring, for the most part. Due to this, it’s important that you schedule Salt Lake City, UT HVAC services for your heating system—in particular, your annual (or biannual, if you have a heat pump) heating maintenance appointment.

Yes, there are a couple different steps you can take on your own to maintain your heater. For instance, changing out your dirty or clogged air filter is something you should do every 1-3 months. However, full maintenance that makes a difference to the functionality of your heating system should be left to the pros.

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Why You Should Avoid Store Bought Drain Cleaners

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

plumber unclogging a tub drain with an electric auger.Clogged drains are, unfortunately, a pretty common occurrence. Chances are that sometime throughout your homeownership, you will deal with this problem yourself. The default solution is to rush off to a hardware store and purchase either a chemical drain cleaner or a device such as a drain snake.

In most cases, however, this can end up being a huge mistake. Store-bought drain cleaning solutions simply do not measure up to professional Salt Lake City, UT plumbing services—especially not chemical drain cleaners. There are many reasons you should choose a professional and avoid store-bought solutions, such as:

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