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

Late Summer Advice for Handling Your Air Conditioner

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Summers are long and hot here in Sherman, TX, and even with August drawing to a close, we still have some hot weather ahead of us. Hopefully, you air conditioner has been doing the job reliably, keeping your house cool and comfortable in the heat of the summer. Now is the right time to give your air conditioner a quick check to see if things are as they should be. 

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Schedule Water Testing for Your Plumbing System

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Many homes in the Garland, TX area are off the civic water grid, which means they get water from a private well or similar source. High rains this years can elevate the danger of bacterial contamination, and even homes on the civic grid have to contend with hard water and the like from time to time. It can be tough spotting such dangers before they’ve impacted your household, which is why we offer a full range of water testing services to people throughout the area. It’s a first step when dealing with water filtration issues, but a very important one. 

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Spot the Signs That Your Water Heater Needs Repairs

Monday, August 15th, 2016

The trouble with water heaters is that they do their jobs quietly and in out-of-the way parts of your Frisco, TX house. As long as hot water comes out of the taps, most people don’t worry much about it, focusing on more pressing issues around the home or the daily juggle or job and family. Unfortunately, that often means that a water heater problem can sneak up on you, turning a simple repair job into  something much more expensive.

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Things You Should Never Pour Down the Kitchen Drain

Monday, August 8th, 2016

We tend to think of the garbage disposals in our kitchen sinks as instant eradicators of unwanted food, and accordingly some people will pour anything down their kitchen drain, assuming that the disposal will take care of it. This can be very problematic. Garbage disposals do a wonderful job, but they can’t handle everything and while you may be aware of some of the foods that you can’t put down the drain, others may surprise you,. We’ve included a quick list here to give you a sense of what we mean.

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Things to Check for to See if You Have a Plumbing Leak

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Plumbing has undergone a lot of changes in the thousands of years since it was first invented, but somethings never change. Take leaks, for example. We may have developed more efficient, longer lasting pipes and ways to connect them that can hold for decades, but wear and tear is just the same now as it was in the Roman days, and sooner or later, your system is going to spring a leak.

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