How Clean Is The Air In Your Home?

by Chris Donnelly |

Home Safety, Tips, Indoor Air Quality

Chances are when you think of air quality, you think only of the air outside. The smell of car flumes, factory pollution, and pollen coverage are all big factors that play into the quality of the air outside. But what about the air that you breathe indoors?

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Types of Plumbing Drain Repair Issues

by Chris Donnelly |

Repairs, Plumbing

Plumbing drain repair issues are usually pretty easy to detect, as they result in water getting backed up in your drains when you run the faucet or shower, or slow your toilet flushing mechanism down.

Often, this is nothing more than a minor inconvenience, but it can be a sign of more extensive plumbing issues and thus needs to be taken seriously.

A professional inspection of the problem drain and surrounding piping is usually enough to accurately pinpoint the issue.

Here are some of the most common types of plumbing drain repair issues typically encountered.

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Is It Time for Heating Furnace Repair?

by Jennifer Frith |

Repairs, Heating

If you need heating furnace repair, this doesn’t necessarily mean that your furnace has stopped functioning altogether. While mechanical failure always needs to be addressed, there may also be subtle indications that a repair may be on the horizon.

If you suspect that you may have an issue, it’s always recommended that you have the repair done promptly, as the malfunctioning component may be taxing other elements of your system and will certainly lower the unit’s efficiency (and raise its cost to operate).

Here’s a closer look at some key indicators that you may need to call in a repair technician.

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Emergency Steps to Shut Down a Water Heater

by Jennifer Frith |

Water Heaters, Plumbing

Become Familiar With The Procedure For Turning Off Your Water Heater During An Emergency

A common question asked by our clients is how to turn off their hot water heater on their own.

This is one of the procedures all homeowners should be aware of including how to shut off their gas and water supply. If your water heater is acting peculiar such as making knocking noises or is overheating, allowing it to continue operating may worsen the problem.

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Help! There's Water Coming Up My Drain!

by Jennifer Frith |

Plumbing

Whether it's mid-afternoon or the middle of the night, there's no plumbing problem quite as ominous as a drain that stops draining water down into your pipes and instead starts sending it back up.

Today we'll take a quick look at the different types of drains this problem can occur in and what you can do to help keep the damage it can cause to a minimum.

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There's Water in the Basement! What Now?

by Jennifer Frith |

Plumbing

It's a nightmare scenario: you head down to the basement with a basket of laundry or after hearing a weird noise in the middle of the night, only to find puddles, leaks... maybe even a flood. Water in the basement can be a serious problem, but it's usually fixable. First off, stay calm — this doesn't necessarily mean the whole house is going to be damaged. We have a few pieces of advice to help you out, whether you're just dealing with a water leak or if it's a full-on flood.

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Great Gifts For the Home (Last-Minute Gift Guide)

by Jennifer Frith |

Life in Pennsylvania

2017 has come and gone so fast!

Christmas will be here this weekend, and we know how much of a hassle it can be to check your Christmas gift list off and get all of your wrapping done before Saint Nick comes for a visit. 

If you've had a hard time figuring out what to buy those homeowners on your list, we've found last minute gifts for everyone on your list (including yourself)! 

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Plumbing Hacks: How to Prevent Clogged Drains Before they Happen

by Chris Donnelly |

Plumbing, Tips

We've covered items that should not go down your drain, but what other steps can you take to prevent drain clogs before they happen?

Having a list of not-so-drain-friendly items will certainly help you keep things running smoothly, but it's not the only way to prevent clogs.

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Why You Should Get Your Furnace Checked Before Winter Arrives

by Chris Donnelly |

Furnace, Heating

It's important to make sure that your home's heating system can handle the coldest nights of the winter long before those nights actually arrive. Taking preventative measures not only gives you peace of mind, it also keeps your furnace running at it's peak efficiency while keeping your home and family safe. 

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4 Signs You Need To Call A Plumber

by Chris Donnelly |

Drains, Tips

Plumbing problems are usually unexpected and while some issues are easier to handle, others may need the expertise of a plumbing professional.

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