Keeping Your Plumbing Flowing Smoothly

If you deal with plumbing clogs on a regular basis, you might find yourself struggling with bent wire hangers, chemical drain cleaner, and unfamiliar pipes. Unfortunately, unless you are a trained professional, all of your efforts might be in vain. Most people don't realize it, but it is possible to damage your plumbing by making a few missteps. If you use the wrong chemicals or you push a little too hard, you might end up dealing with damaged pipes or your clogging problem could get worse. Fortunately, you might be able to use this blog to help you to keep your plumbing flowing smoothly.

Three Signs Your Furnace Needs To Be Repaired


If you are moving into the cold winter months, you might be firing up your heater for the first time, only to discover that it's not working as well as it used to. When that happens, you'll need to schedule a heating repair service to have it looked at immediately, or else the damage to your home and your family's health can be significant. If you see any of the below issues happening, contacted a heating repair technician to have it looked at.

Weird Sounds

If your furnace is operating perfectly, you shouldn't hear anything coming from your vents besides a gentle clicking as the system turns on and off. If you hear a high-pitched whining sound, then that means that your fan belt is most likely about to give way. A scratching sound means that metal is scraping the inside of your system, while a continual clicking sound may indicate that your furnace is having trouble staying on. All of these issues can cause your system to work less efficiently, causing your utility bills to skyrocket, but they can also force your system to completely shut down as well. One other thing to keep an eye (or nose) out for? Mildew smells emanating from your vents. This indicates that mold is present, and, if left unchecked, it can impact your family's health.

Higher Utility Bills

Utility rates are increasing nationwide, but your usage from year to year should stay relatively the same. Take a look at your last few years of utility bills; if you notice that your usage is increasing, that means that either your system is having to work harder than it used to, or that you have energy escaping through holes in your ductwork. Both of these can be solved by a professional who offers heating repair services, so contact one to fix the issue before more energy — and money — is wasted.

Rooms Not Heating Evenly

As your system ages, the rooms that are farther away from where your furnace is physically located won't heat as well as they used to. This kind of deterioration is completely normal, but a tuneup or a small heating repair may cause your system to function more efficiently and heat your rooms more evenly. Aside from being inconveient, rooms that are not staying at the same temperature indicate that there's some kind of problem with your furnace, and it needs to be solved before the system completely gives out.


19 November 2020