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

Hydro Jetting Takes Care of Stubborn Clogs

Monday, January 1st, 2018

hydro-jetting-clogPlumbing clogs are a big issue during the holidays. The end of the year comes with some very big meals, and yet because we’re so busy, we don’t always have time to watch what we flush down the drain.

When you add Thanksgiving, Christmas and other get-togethers on top of each other — complete with natural clog-forming materials like hot fat from meat and potato peelings, and you might very easily fight yourself with a stubborn clog in your plumbing just when you need it the least. The same holds true for bathroom fixtures, which see a lot of extra use during big holiday parties and family get-togethers.

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Slab Leak Detection Starts with You

Monday, August 28th, 2017

slab-leak-detectionSlab leaks rank among the most troublesome and problematic plumbing issues your home can face. In and of themselves, they’re no different than any other plumbing leak in your home: a worn, damaged or corroded pipe that bursts, and the sort of repair job that most plumbers can handle quickly and inexpensively. With slab leaks, however, the location of the pipe becomes an issue. It’s either buried beneath the concrete of your home’s foundation, porch or pool, or in some cases embedded within the concrete itself.

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Why Should You Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Monday, July 3rd, 2017


Air conditioning maintenance is a bit like a tune-up on your car. It doesn’t require a specific problem to address and it can usually be conducted in a comparatively short amount of time. The technician arrives and gives your system a close look, correcting any little problems along the way.

That can include things like clogged filters, dust on the components and loose bolts that cause their components to rattle in their housings. It also entails a close look for any signs of more serious problems that may cause a breakdown in the future. If such an issue is spotted, it lets the homeowner schedule a formal repair session, and often repairs can take place immediately provided the technician has the right equipment for the job.

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3 Ways to Improve Air Conditioning Efficiency

Monday, May 8th, 2017

air-conditioning-efficiencyAir conditioners consume energy to provide cooling power for your home, which is what you pay for when those bills arrive every month. With summer on the way, those bills are going to go up almost by default, since you’ll be running your air conditioner more often to compensate for our high Texas heat. Just because you need to pay more, however, doesn’t mean you should pay more than is necessary. By taking steps now, you can improve your air conditioner’s efficiency, allowing it to use the energy you pay for better and lowering your monthly bills in the process. Here are 3 specific ways to accomplish that.

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Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Spring

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Air_Conditioning_Air_Conditioner_Repairing_Energy_Efficiency_Mechanic_Maintenance_Engineer-meTexas winters tend to be milder and last for shorter periods of time than winters in other parts of the country. Chances are you haven’t used your air conditioner much in the past few months, but the weather will soon start warming, and before you know it you’re going to be using your air conditioner every day to keep your home cool.

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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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What are the Benefits of Zone Control?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

A few weeks ago, we discussed the installation of zone control systems: a series of shutters that divide your home’s heating system into sections. That’s a huge benefit for those looking for an edge over the winter cold here in Richardson, TX. It can be installed without uprooting your existing set of ductwork, which saves a great deal on cost. And the benefits you reap are immeasurable. What are those benefits? Read on for the answers.

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What Causes Burst Pipes?

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Winters here in Richardson, TX can get pretty cold, with freezing temperatures and regular snowfall the norm. Your plumbing system can be vulnerable to freezing pipes and burst pipes this time of year, which can be a huge problem if you don’t take precautions. The good news is that you can take steps now to minimize the risks, and if your experience burst pipes, our trained team is on hand to perform repairs. But the more you know, the more you’ll be able to help your own cause. Here’s a quick rundown on what causes burst pipes.

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Get Your Water Heater Serviced this Fall

Monday, October 10th, 2016

A few weeks ago, we discussed the need to repair or replace your water heater. But with winter coming to Richardson, TX, even water heaters that don’t need repairs can benefit from a maintenance session. It will help reduce wear and tear during the cold months, and ensure that you don’t pay any more than you need to to keep your water hot no matter how cold it gets outside. 

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