Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for July, 2016

Solutions to Slab Leaks

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Slab leaks are a serious problem, and if you’re a homeowner here in Garland, TX, it’s usually cause for concern. Usually, leaks in your plumbing can be solved pretty quickly by any licensed plumbing service worth their salt can take care of it. But slab leaks are different. They take place beneath the foundation of your home and in some cases come from pipes actually embedded in the concrete itself. Accordingly, it can take weeks or even months to spot them, and by the time you do, they can cause serious damage to the foundation, necessitating serious and very costly repairs.

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What’s That Stink Coming from the Drain?

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Here in Frisco, TX, most homeowners are pretty self-sufficient, and usually don’t require much warning to know when something is amiss. Strange smells, especially rotten smells, coming out of your drains is definitely a sign that things aren’t quite right. In some cases, you can fix the problem quickly.  In others you’ll need to call in the pros for a formal drain cleaning. But it helps to know which is which and save yourself the service call if you can solve the issue with a little troubleshooting. here are the three most common sources of smells in your drain.

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What is a SEER Rating?

Monday, July 11th, 2016

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system, congratulations! A new system can pay huge dividends not only in your ability to reliably keep your Plano, TX home cool, but in lowering those monthly air conditioning bills in the process. The SEER rating is a huge part of that, information your of how efficiently the new system does its job and helping you save money in the process. Here’s a quick breakdown of how the SEER rating works and what it means. It should help you make a decision as to which unit to buy.

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How to Maintain Your Water Heater

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Water heaters aren’t usually a problem in your household, at least most of the time. When trouble arises, however, it’s often severe — requiring an emergency plumbing call at the minimum and sometimes replacement of your entire system to boot. Most of the time, such problems are cause — or at least exacerbated — by neglect. Water heaters sit in the basement or garage of your Sherman, TX home, out of sight and out of mind most of the time. The best way to prevent a catastrophe is to schedule regular water heater maintenance with a trained plumber once or twice a year. In addition, you can take steps yourself every two or three months to keep your water heater in fighting shape. Here’s how.

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