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These Sounds Mean Your Furnace Probably Needs Repair

January 30th, 2023
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It would be so lovely if your furnace could say to you, “I’m not feeling well. Could you please schedule a repair for me?” Unfortunately, your furnace can’t talk. However, it does have some ways of expressing itself. One of the clearest indicators that it’s time to schedule furnace repair is when your furnace makes unusual sounds. While they’re not words, they can tell you a lot about what’s going on. Here are some of the noises you should listen for and what they might hint at in terms of what’s going wrong with your furnace.

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Signs Your Boiler Needs Help

January 16th, 2023
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A boiler is a reliable and effective heat source. But as with all heating appliances, there are times when something goes wrong. How can you tell if your boiler is having trouble and needs repair? Here are some of the things you might notice.

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How to Keep Your Drain and Sewer System Healthy

December 19th, 2022
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Some home problems occur often. Some home problems are particularly unpleasant when they do occur. And drain clogs are one of those delightful things that fits into both categories! It’s one of the most commonly-occurring home plumbing issues, and it is a smelly, yucky problem to have. 

Since they are so common, and you would like so much to avoid them, we’d like to talk you through some of the factors that contribute to drain and sewer problems. We’ll go over how to avoid them, how to resolve them, and what things you should definitely not do.

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Here’s How Sewer Video Inspection Services Help Your Home

December 5th, 2022
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In the past, plumbers had to work with a much more limited set of tools in order to locate, diagnose, and repair problems with plumbing systems. Often, extensive stretches of a home’s plumbing had to be disassembled in order for plumbers to see inside the pipes. Today, we have the benefit of modern technology to make our jobs—and our customers’ lives—much easier. One of the greatest innovations in modern plumbing is video sewer inspections.

With a video camera on a slim auger that fits easily into your pipes, today’s plumbers can see exactly what’s going on inside your plumbing. We’d like to share five major ways that this service can benefit you.

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Signs That You Need Sewer Line Repair

November 21st, 2022
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It would be lovely if sewer lines never encountered problems or required repair. You’d probably be happiest if you never had to hear the words sewer lines again.

Unfortunately, sometimes things happen to sewer lines that make it so they need attention. The good news is that there are ways to spot the signs of a sewer line problem so you can get prompt repair, and modern technologies that make repairs easier than ever before.

Here are several indicators of problems with your sewer line. If you notice any of these, it’s time to call a professional for assistance.

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How Trenchless Technology Works

November 7th, 2022
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In Pennsylvania, winter is closing in. We’ll spend a lot of the coming months indoors, keeping cozy, thanks to modern heating technology. But outside, everything will freeze solid, including the ground that your sewer line is buried in. So what can plumbers do if there is a clog, a break, or some other problem with the sewer line that is hidden away beneath rock-solid frozen earth, sometimes six or more feet deep? This used to present a huge problem. Thankfully, things have changed a lot in recent years. Today, modern high-tech plumbers can provide trenchless water line replacement in Broomall, PA. Does it sound like a miracle? Here’s how it works. 

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What Actually Happens During Furnace Maintenance?

October 24th, 2022

pressure-gauge-on-boilerWe’ve talked recently on this blog about the need for annual furnace maintenance as well as some warning signs that your furnace needs prompt repair. But if you still haven’t scheduled furnace maintenance, or you’ve got an upcoming appointment, you might like to know more about exactly what the process entails. 

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4 Signs It’s Time for Furnace Repair

October 10th, 2022

technician-repairing-boilerAs we start up our furnaces for the first time this season, it’s important to make sure they’re running as they should be. Now is the perfect time to familiarize yourself with the signs that your furnace needs repair, so that any issues can be addressed before winter truly begins.

But first, are there any ways to prevent furnace repairs? Yes! There are two main things you can do to decrease the likelihood of problems developing, and they should be the first things you do this season.

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Annual Furnace Maintenance: Is It Time Already?

September 26th, 2022

technician-repairing-furnaceShould you schedule your furnace maintenance now? Yes! Okay, that’s all, have a great night, folks, and don’t forget to tip your… Oh, you have more questions? Well, we’ve got answers for you. We love to help our customers understand their HVAC systems. The more you know about what they do and how they do it, the easier it will be for you to notice when something is needed so you can keep your home comfortable all year long. 

There are many reasons to schedule furnace maintenance in Broomall, PA now and make sure your furnace is in top condition before the heating season starts. Here are a few of the most important ones.

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Here’s Why You Should Handle Your AC Repairs ASAP

September 12th, 2022

two-technicians-repairing-an-air-conditionerAhhh, fall. There might not be many more very hot days that require air conditioning left this season. It will soon be time to have your furnace serviced, trade your screens for storm windows, and keep the air conditioner off completely for months. But perhaps you have a nagging concern about that air conditioner. Maybe it’s making an odd noise, cycling on and off too rapidly, or not giving you quite as much cool air as it used to. Considering the season, it might be tempting to put off repairs until next spring. 

Delaying AC repairs can have some pretty unpleasant consequences, though. Here are some of the reasons why you should schedule that repair promptly instead of putting it off.

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