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Why Does My Water Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

The odor of rotten eggs, or sulphur, in water is often a sign that it contains hydrogen sulfide gas. The smell may be noticeable only when the water is initially turned on or when hot water is running. Because heat helps the gas escape into the air, the odor may be especially strong in the shower. […]

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What are the Advantages of Mini-Split Cooling Systems?

Even if your home has central cooling, ductless mini-split heating may be a good option in certain situations. A mini-split system consists of a small air handler in each room, usually installed into the wall near the ceiling. A small conduit connects a condenser outside the home to all of the indoor air handlers. When […]

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When Should You Consider Duct Cleaning?

If you have ever removed a cover on an air register you may have noticed how dirty the inside of air ducts can be. One of the best ways to keep your air ducts clean is to replace your air filter regularly. When filters become clogged they allow dust to pass through them into your […]

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Are Leaky AC Ducts Costing You Money?

Did you know that nearly 40 percent of the conditioned air from your central air conditioner may not be making it to the spaces in the home that it is supposed to reach? The main culprit is often leaking air ducts, and it can cause some rooms to feel stuffy and uncomfortable while the AC seems to run longer than […]

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The ABC’s of Plumbing – Traps

Plumbing traps, or P-Traps, are designed to perform two duties. First, they prevent sewer gases and odors from entering the home. Second, they are designed to trap debris from the sinks to prevent clogs from forming further down the plumbing system. In addition, if you have ever dropped something down the sink drain, you’ll appreciate […]

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Refrigerator Icemaker Not Working? Here’s What to Check

If your ice maker has stopped making ice, here are some things to check: Check the Water Supply Line and Valve. The water supply line runs from the ice maker to a valve located behind the freezer, under the sink, or in the plumbing lines below refrigerator. Check that the valve is open enough to […]

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Learning Thermostats – The Future of Home Comfort

Learning Thermostats, or smart thermostats, have been around for a while now, and they keep getting smarter. Here are some of the features you will find that can help keep your home more comfortable while also reducing your energy usage. Learns your routine. Built-in sensors track activity in the home and use algorithms a custom, auto-adjusting […]

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Preventing Plumbing Problems In Older Homes

If you’re considering buying or renovating an older home it’s important to understand the problems that older plumbing systems can present. Many times pipes, sewer and drain lines and fixtures will require upgrades to operate reliably. Before buying an older home, it’s a good idea to have a professional plumber inspect the home to ensure […]

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Avoiding Water Damage to Your Home

One of the most common causes of damage to the home, and insurance claims, is water. While some insurance policies may cover catastrophic damage from floods or hail, gradual water damage is usually not covered. Here are some tips to protect your home from water damage. Test your sump pump and water backup valve regularly. […]

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October 2016 Customer Testimonial Spotlight

“Bryon came to do 2 jobs, plumbing and air-conditioning. He did both jobs showing his knowledge in each and left each clean and tidy. Answered questions in a polite understandable manner,and am pleased with the work.” – Google+ Review – 10/31/16 “David B. came out to clear out the drain for my AC unit. While […]

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