Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plano’

Have a Bathroom Drain Clog? Here’s What to Do

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Sometimes the heat gets too unbearable and it’s a good idea to spend the day indoors. Staying cool, comfortable, and hydrated is a great way to pass a heatwave. With all our talk about AC maintenance and repairs, you’re probably feeling good that your HVAC system is good to go and nothing will stand in the way of your comfort—until your drains clog.

We know, the switch from AC to plumbing is quite the topic change, but with so much of our time being spent indoors these days, it’s worth talking about. Your bathroom plumbing in Plano, TX might not be in good condition, and you can kiss your comfort goodbye if you start dealing with a drain clog.

So, it’s time to shift away from our talk about air conditioning, and focus on a system that rarely gets the spotlight—our plumbing!

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5 Signs That Show Your AC Is in Bad Shape

Monday, June 15th, 2020

It’s finally time for our air conditioners to come out of hibernation and start running practically daily. This isn’t a bad thing, it’s exactly why we sign up for AC installation in the first place. These machines are incredibly efficient and effective at what they do, and without them we’d be a lot less comfortable with the sun beating down on us.

However, not all air conditioners are the same. Some are brand-new and function like a dream, while others are in increasingly bad shape. With homeowners being largely unaware of when their system is facing trouble, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to teach everyone out there to notice for signs of necessary air conditioning repair in Plano, TX. Keep reading as we detail some signs that your air conditioner might need the help of a professional.

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Everything You Need to Know About Your Sewer System

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Sewers aren’t the most complex systems in existence, but even with their simplicity, there are homeowners constantly asking us questions about them and how they operate. So, operating in good faith, we’d like to try and quell some of those inquiries by talking a bit about sewer systems. We’ll discuss how they work, what can go wrong with them, and the most common questions that homeowners ask us about them.

Now, keep in mind that reading about sewer systems isn’t a good replacement for good, solid professional handiwork, and it never will be. If you suspect that there’s something wrong with your septic tank or sewer system, nothing you read will be better than calling a pro for plumbing in Plano, TX.

With that being said, read on if you’re interested in some of the lesser-known facts about your sewer!

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What’s the Use of an Attic Fan?

Monday, May 4th, 2020

It gets hot here in Plano, which is why we need to take advantage of every little bit of cooling help we can. Our air conditioners are powerful, along with the help of ceiling fans and curtains, we can keep the interiors of our homes safe from the scorching temperatures to come. However, what good is all of this going to do when our own attics can reach up to 130 degrees on the hottest of days? That’s like trying to cool your home while the oven is sitting on and open in your kitchen!

Thankfully, there are affordable and effective solutions for venting the heat in your attic and allowing your whole home to be cooled efficiently. That’s with the use of an attic fan! Since these systems run on electricity, you’re going to need certified electricians in Plano, TX to help get you set up with a system that’s bound to help.

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4 Signs You Need Water Heater Repair

Monday, March 9th, 2020

Water heaters are vital to the comfort and satisfaction of our daily lives. From taking hot showers to being able to wash your dishes and clothes effectively, it’s absolutely necessary. That being said, water heaters don’t last forever, and you’re going to need quality replacement or repair to ensure there isn’t a hiccup that costs you comfort.

We’d like to go over some of the more noticeable signs that your water heater is starting to have trouble. If any of the points that we go over start to sound familiar, that’s a huge red flag that your system needs to be serviced as soon as possible. If you’re having a tough time when it comes to problems with water heaters in Plano, TX, then you’re lucky you’ve got a team like ours that are ready to give you a helping hand!

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How to Choose the Right Electrician

Monday, February 24th, 2020

When it comes to selecting a contractor like an electrician or a plumber, we know that the process has a pretty bad reputation. With scammers and amateurs out there willing to let your home’s electrical systems fall into disarray, it’s no wonder that homeowners hesitate anytime they think they’ve found a reputable electrician.

The truth of the matter is that when dealing with anything electrical in Plano, TX, there are a few tips of the trade that can help you locate the most reputable, reliable, and effective electricians on the market. No, it’s not some black magic or paid app where you can sign up to find them—it’s just a combination of quality web sleuthing and asking the right questions.

If you’re wondering about what those questions might be, then you’ve come to the right place!

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The Benefits of GFCI Outlets

Monday, February 10th, 2020

Before we get into the benefits of GFCI outlets, we think it’s appropriate to talk about just what these outlets are and what they do!

GFCI outlets, also known as ground fault circuit interrupter outlets, are specifically constructed to halt your electrical systems and appliances to prevent overheating and potential fires, plus to prevent electrocution.

So, now that we know the purpose of these types of outlets, as your local team of electricians in Plano, TX, we think it’s our duty to tell you what they can do to help you and your family stay safe. Let’s figure out together whether or not having GFCI outlets might benefit you and be worth your purchase.

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Is It Time to Go Tankless?

Monday, January 27th, 2020

The best part about working with reliable brands of water heaters, is that we know just how different a tank water heater can be from a tankless system. While many homeowners may decide on a whim or on what system is cheaper to install, they often don’t know the intricate differences between the two systems.

So, today we’d like to talk about the major differences between a tankless and tank water heater system, how they might affect your bills differently, and begin to explore which system might be right for you! Water heaters in Plano, TX can be quite an investment, resulting in a decision that lasts for a decade or more. This is not the time to make a hasty decision.

Saddle up, because we’re going to do our background research before coming to a conclusion as to which water heater is right for you.

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Colored Water Coming from Your Faucet? Here’s What to Do

Monday, December 30th, 2019

How would you feel if all the water you drank turned brown today? We’re going to go out on a limb and say that you wouldn’t feel too happy about that. We’re also confident that many of the homeowners we service in our area have to deal with brown or rust-colored water and you might’ve gone through a few online searches trying to get to the bottom of the problem.

The fact is, rust-colored water can be a signal that there’s something sinister going on in your pipe system.

If you’re really worried that you might be ingesting something that could be harmful to you and your plumbing, call our team today for drain cleaning in Plano, TX. Otherwise, keep reading and we’ll tell you what might be happening to your water and what it could mean for you and your home.

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Notice a Slab Leak Before It’s Too Late

Monday, December 16th, 2019

water-leaking-from-holeSlab leaks are one of the most insidious problems you can come across. To the uninitiated, a slab leak is when water starts to leak underneath the concrete foundation of your home. This can be especially devastating because these kinds of leaks are the hardest to repair (without paying a lot of money to dig under the foundation of your home) and they can cause the most amount of damage.

Slab leaks can essentially destroy a house from the ground up if they aren’t dealt with quickly. That’s why we’re going to talk about a few ways that you can notice the early stages of a slab leak before they become extremely expensive to deal with. A slab leak in Plano, TX should be found as soon as possible, and with our team, you’ll be able to address it for an affordable price.

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