Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for January, 2017

How Can You Tell if You Need Duct Repair?

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Indoor_Air_Quality_Filters_Duct_Cleaning_dreamstime_xl_31113411Ducts get damaged just like any other portion of your home. In some cases, that can be direct damage, as when rats or squirrels get into the crawlspace and gnaw on the material, or someone inadvertently creates a problem while working on some other part of the house. Other times, it can come from simple wear and tear, such as when two fitted parts lose a bolt and create an opening.

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Two Important Factors When Installing a New Heater

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Winter is here in Plano, TX, and if your heating system is on its last legs, you might be looking at a new one before too long. Hopefully, you’re planning for a spring replacement and your existing heater will continue to function normally until then. In some cases, you might be looking at an emergency replacement when you old heater finally breaks down unexpectedly. Either way, you need to plan for your new heater properly, which means paying careful attention to at least two very important details:

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Help! I Need Plumbing Service Now!

Monday, January 9th, 2017

A plumbing emergency is nothing to treat lightly. Nothing inspires panic more than a hot water heater that shuts down in the middle of winter, or the sight of water spreading slowly across your kitchen floor. Unfortunately, such disasters rarely choose the most convenient time to strike, and you may be forced to deal with them in the middle of the night or over a weekend when regular plumbing services aren’t available.

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Do You Have a Slab Leak?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Slab leaks sound ominous, and for good reason. They’re a specialized type of leak, more problematic to deal with than mundane plumbing leaks. The leak itself isn’t any different from any other. It’s the location that presents problems: slab leaks are located beneath the concrete foundation of your house or porch. In some cases, the pipes may actually be embedded in the concrete itself. Because of that, a leak can go undetected for weeks or months, and the dripping water can cause all manner of damage. Eventually, the concrete itself will crack and must be repoured before the building can be inhabitable again.

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