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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Why Are My Pipes Making That Noise?

by Chris Donnelly |

Repairs, Plumbing

Is your home's plumbing system making weird noises? Do you hear a strange banging sound every time you use the water in your home?

What is it? Where is it coming from? How can you make it stop?

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Common Copper Plumbing Repair Issues

by Jennifer Frith |

Repairs, Plumbing

Do you think your copper plumbing might need repair?

While copper plumbing is extremely common and offers several advantages to homeowners (in that it’s resistant to ultraviolet rays and bacteria, durable and flexible, and generally safer in natural disasters), there are several issues that can occur with this type of material that will necessitate repair. Prompt repair is always recommended, as plumbing problems tend to only get worse (and much more expensive to fix). Here are some of the most common copper plumbing repair issues to look for.

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Signs That You Need Boiler Repair

by Chris Donnelly |

Repairs, Heating

Boiler repair is something that you never want to put off, as when it comes to boilers, small problems tend to escalate, leading to more costly repairs—not to mention that a breakdown can mean no heat for your home.

Even more important to remember is that a malfunctioning furnace can pose a danger in your home, putting you and your loved ones at unnecessary risk. Just as with any other major system in your home, even with regular maintenance and care your boiler is eventually going to develop problems due to the unavoidable wear and tear that comes with age.

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Gas Furnace Repair: Warning Signs to Watch Out For

by Jennifer Frith |

Repairs, Heating

Generally, your heating system is going to let you know when it’s time for repair. Whether you are looking at a faulty component or a faltering system, there are certain warning signs to watch for that indicate that it’s time to call in a professional.

Common issues seen in gas furnaces include clogged filters, cracked heat exchangers, and inoperative motors. A malfunctioning furnace is not only inconvenient and expensive, but it can also be dangerous, particularly if there’s a carbon monoxide leak involved. Thus, it’s important to act quickly to make sure you get the problem taken care of as soon as possible. Here are some of the top warning signs to look for when it comes to gas furnace repair.

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Why Won't My Toilet Stop Running?

by Jennifer Frith |

Repairs, Plumbing

Do you know why the sound of a running toilet is so annoying? It's because it's just the sound of money running down the drain! So, if you're currently experiencing this problem, we definitely understand why you'd like to put an end to it immediately.

"Fortunately" this is a common plumbing problem with fairly easy fixes, so you can save your water bill and your sanity in no time!

Here are 4 quick fixes you can try today to stop your running toilet:

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