Finding Plumbing Issues Early

  • 3 Common Problems With Heat Pumps

    21 July 2015

    Your heat pump helps to keep your home cool in the summer months and warms it up in the winter months. When your heat pump is not working, there are several reasons it could be on the fritz. Here are some common problems that can occur with your heat pump and the possible causes. The Heat Pump Is Not Cooling When the heat pump is blowing air, but it is not cooled air, it is possible the problem is as simple as a need to change the filter or clean the indoor coil.

  • 3 Potential Causes For Smelly Drains In Your Home – And How To Check

    21 July 2015

    Have one or more drains in your home started giving off a funky smell? The cause could range from the harmless to potentially harmful sewer gases so it's important to identify the cause. There are a few places you can check to start, but if you don't feel comfortable performing these checks yourself, call a plumbing services company, such as ACC Drain & Sewer, in for assistance. You might need the plumber for the fix, anyway.

  • Finding the Source of a Water Leak in Your Home

    20 July 2015

    Finding out where a leak is located is half the battle in having it repaired. Here is how to check your meter to see if there is a leakage problem along with some spots to check for leaking, saving you time for a plumber to do the work. This in turn saves you money on the labor charge for having a professional find the leak. Testing Your Meter The first step you should do when you suspect a water leak, is to check to see if your meter continues to run when you are not using any water at all.

  • Is A Solar-Powered Water Heater Right For You?

    15 July 2015

    If you're looking for ways to reduce your energy consumption and your monthly utility bills, as many families are, you may have considered switching your traditional water heating system for a solar-powered system. Such systems collect (free) energy from the sun's rays and use it to power a water heater. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, this type of system can save the average homeowner up to 50 percent on their water heating bill.

  • 6 Top Avoidable Reasons Your Air Conditioner Breaks Down

    15 July 2015

    Getting stuck with a broken-down air conditioner on a hot summer day is not something anyone looks forward to. Fortunately, you can actually prevent a lot of needless repair by taking care of simple things before they become budget-breaking problems.   Dirty Air Filter It's such a simple task, but dirty air filters are the most common reason for air conditioners that cool poorly or break down. A clogged air filter restricts air flow and makes your unit run longer and harder than it has to.

  • Finding The Hidden Water Shutoff Valves Before You Have A Plumbing Emergencies

    14 July 2015

    You can deal with many plumbing emergencies by first turning off the shutoff valve at whichever water source gives you problems. Unfortunately, that's not always so easy when you're looking at simultaneous issues or if you don't know where to find the valve. The World of Shutoff Valve Locations You have to get to the valve before rising water can make a mess. That's why it's important to know their locations.

  • 3 Tips For Joining PVC Pipes

    9 July 2015

    Many homeowners choose to complete minor plumbing repairs themselves rather than hire a professional in order to save money. If you have a plumbing job that requires you to replace some PVC pipes, learning the correct way to join PVC pipes together can help you avoid leaks in the future. Here are three tips to keep in mind the next time you are trying to join PVC pipes in the future.