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Frequently Asked Questions

Plumbing and HVAC systems can be pretty complicated. That’s why it’s always best to rely on a licensed professional for service and installation. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have questions.

Is there anything I can do to fix a clogged toilet?

Most toilet clogs are caused by too much toilet paper being flushed. Most paper clogs can be cleared with a little plunging. However, if the clog is particularly stubborn, or not caused by paper, it’s a good idea to call a plumber to avoid damaging your toilet or risking a flooded bathroom.


I think I might have a leaking pipe, but I don’t see any water. How can I be sure?

Check the level on your water meter. Make sure no one in the house uses any water for a couple of hours. Go back and check the level again. If your meter is registering a change in water levels, then you probably have a leak. Time to call a local plumber you trust.


Why does water backup in my sink when I run the dishwasher?

Sounds like an issue with your garbage disposal. You probably have food stuck in the disposal, or it could simply need to be run. The disposal and the dishwasher are linked to the same drain, so a clog in one will lead to a backup in the other. Simply clear the clog and the issue should resolve itself. Remember to always run your disposal with plenty of cold water.


What are the white spots on around my drain?

White spots around the drain, on the faucet or showerhead are from mineral deposits found in your water. Hard water can be tough on faucets and leave deposits that require special cleaning. Installing a water filtration or water conditioning system to neutralize minerals in your water, means you won’t have to worry about cleaning those ugly deposits ever again.


What are the benefits of a tankless water heater

Tankless water heaters never run out of hot water. Regular water heaters have a limited capacity (usually between 40 and 60 gallons). With tankless water heaters, water is heated as it passes through the system, so you’ll never run out of hot water. And since you’re only heating the water you use, they’re more efficient and therefore will save you money on energy bills.


How long does air conditioner last?

Like most things around your house, air conditioners need proper maintenance and care to keep them operating at optimal levels. If you make sure your fan is set to AUTO, instead of ON, and are careful not to keep your temperature too low, and your AC should last about 12-15 years.


What is a ductless air conditioner?

Central air conditioning systems use the interior network of ducts to send cold air through vents spread throughout the home or office. Ductless systems pump cold air to compact indoor units within individual rooms. Each unit cools its own zone only when it's needed. The result is a system that is more efficient and can be easier and more affordable to install.


How often should I replace the filters of my forced air furnace or central heating system?

It all depends on the type of filters you are using. But a good rule of thumb, especially when your systems are getting a lot of use (like during winter), is to replace your filters every month. Or If you are using a washable filter, then remove and clean it every month.