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Bio-Clean Treatment V.S. Draino

October 21st, 2017

You’ve been there before: standing in the shower, up to your ankles in water, praying this isn’t what you think it is. Your drain’s clogged again and you really don’t want to deal with it.
Depending on how large and how hairy your family is, this can be a monthly issue. And it’s a pain to fix. Even if you manage to get ‘draino’ onto your shopping list, and even if you do manage to find the time to perform an exorcism on your drain, you’re going to be faced with the overwhelming guilt of pouring raw chemicals down the drain. And after the running around, the exorcism and the guilt storm, your only prize is going to be pulling up a disgusting shampoo covered hair creature out of your drain. This entire process could be avoided simply and cleanly with Bio-Clean Treatment. There are a couple key reasons why Bio-Clean tops chemical cleaners, like Draino, every time:
1.) Save Your Pipes
Chemical Cleaners, like Draino, may be corrosive and harmful to your plumbing. These chemicals are made to break up organic products, but in the process they also damage the pipes in your walls. Bio-Clean harnesses the natural power of bacteria to attack only organic materials, leaving your pipes unharmed. This can save you money in the long run because your plumbing will not be damaged by chemicals!
2.) Clean everywhere…even behind your ears!
The plumbing behind your walls is full of pipes twisting and turning. Rarely if ever do pipes head directly down. Chemical Cleaners must adhere to the laws of gravity, therefore they only get the gunk that is in the path of least resistance. Bio-Clean, however, goes wherever there is organic waste to be eaten up. This gives your pipes a fuller, deeper cleaning!
So, what’s it going to be? Another time of pulling up some chemical drenched hair terror out of your drain? Or are you going to go for the clean, efficient, non-nausea inducing solution: Bio-Clean Treatment.
Call Air Mechanical Today for more information!

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How to Get the Most from Your Heater This Winter

October 16th, 2017

vent in wallWe live in Minnesota, and we’re already halfway through October. You know what this means, right? Winter is just around the corner—cooler temps even closer. Is your heater prepared for all the work it’s about to go through? Even if you’ve had your heating system maintained already before starting to use it on a daily basis, are you certain that it will function as efficiently as it should, in order to keep your home comfortable at an affordable price?

An important factor to note is that no matter what type of heating system you have, it has its limits on how efficiently it can operate. Even those heating systems with the highest ratings have a stopping point. However, there are certainly ways in which to get the most out of your heater, and potentially boost its efficiency beyond what you’d be getting otherwise. Contact us for reliable Centerville, MN heating services, and keep reading to learn more about how to utilize your heating system as efficiently as possible this winter.

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Here’s What Could Happen If You Skipped Furnace Maintenance

October 2nd, 2017

male technician working on the inside of a furnaceTemperatures around here are mild for now. In fact, if it weren’t for the occasional rain we’re sure you’d be quite content in shorts and sandals. However, for those who are new to the area or even those who are experienced with how fast and how hard winter weather can hit, now is the time to think about your heating system.

What kind of shape is it in? Do you need furnace repair in Shoreview, MN? Have you scheduled your fall heating maintenance appointment yet? This last question is particularly important. Furnace maintenance should be scheduled at least once a year, to fend off repairs, extend the life of your heating system, and more.

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Is Hard Water Really a Big Deal?

September 18th, 2017

water softener salt tank being filledThese days, most municipal water supplies have a good level of filtration and conditioning before they reach your faucets. And if you use ground water from a private well, you probably have some sort of water treatment system on site. However, something that most people don’t realize is missing from their homes is protection from hard water. But is it really that big of a deal?

Hard water is the name given to water with a high concentration of minerals in it—namely, calcium and magnesium. These minerals are harmless to ingest, but can do a lot of damage to your plumbing system, not to mention your quality of life. You can resolve this with a Brooklyn Center, MN water softener installation from experienced professionals. In the meantime, we’ve covered below why hard water is, in fact, a big deal.

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Beware These Signs of Sewer Line Trouble

September 4th, 2017

a sewer manhole cover in the sidewalk that is well worn and shinyIn our previous blog post, we talked about the 3 main reasons you’d want to hire a professional plumber. The reasons included the fact that they have the experience, proper licensing, and appropriate tools to handle any plumbing job you throw at them. One of the most common service calls we get is in regards to sewer line trouble—often indicated by multiple clogged drains in Blaine, MN.

Your sewer line is beneath the surface of your property, keeping it safe from damage, and wear and tear from inclement weather. Unfortunately, though, that sometimes means that when there is a problem, it can go undetected. Therefore, it’s important to be aware of common signs of a problem, and when you detect one, to contact a professional. These signs include:

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Top 3 Reasons You May Need a Professional Plumber

August 21st, 2017

professional plumber doing reparation in kitchen home.It’s very likely that as a homeowner, you’re used to dealing with minor household troubles on your own, and that could easily extend to your plumbing systems. There’s no doubt that at one time or another you’ve had to unclog a toilet with a little elbow grease and plunger, or needed to fish a hair clog out of a drain or two. This can lead many well-meaning DIY-enthusiasts to attempt more ambitious plumbing repairs.

In most cases, however, this can end up being a terrible mistake. Formal plumbing repairs require the right amount of training and proper licensing to perform properly, and even seemingly simple fixes like stubborn clogs can benefit from a professional’s attention. In fact, your efforts to save money by handling plumbing repairs on your own can actually end up costing you more in the long run. Here are the top 3 reasons you should resist the urge to self-diagnose and self-repair, and instead call a professional plumber.

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How a Heat Pump Cools and Heats Your Home

August 7th, 2017

Heat-pump-ac-unitWhile you may not know it by looking at the name, a heat pump is, by design, a refrigeration system. As you know, refrigeration is used to keep spaces cool, so it may seem odd to use refrigeration as part of the heating process. And yet, a heat pump continues to use refrigerant to operate well into the heating season. There are no burners lighting up to keep you warm—just the same components as are in a conventional air conditioner and a few extra.

Contact a local technician to find out whether a heat pump is the right choice for your home, or read on for a primer on heat pump operations and the basics of why people choose a heat pump in Minnesota homes.

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What’s the Best Way to Clean an Air Conditioner?

July 24th, 2017

cleaning-ducts-vacuum-techYou do your best to clean the hard-to-reach places throughout your home. That may mean dusting the tops of a ceiling fan or bookshelf once a month, sweeping behind the refrigerator, and cleaning out the gutters. You care about your home, and want to keep every part of it in the best condition for as long as possible.

But a complex piece of equipment like an air conditioner presents a challenge. How can you ensure proper maintenance without damaging the equipment? If you’ve ever asked yourself this question, you’re on the right track! Let our experts tell you how it’s done.

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Humidity and Home Comfort: Start Taking Control!

July 10th, 2017

man-fan-chair-hatChances are, you’ve heard this phrase or some version of it quite often: “It’s not the heat; it’s the humidity!” Humidity levels in the air make us feel uncomfortably hot, clammy, or sticky. In some areas, dry air is the biggest problem, but humid air can often be much worse in the summertime, even as you run your central air conditioner.

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Do Air Conditioners Really Need Regular Tune-Ups?

June 26th, 2017

question-mark-blueIn our area, winter tends to be a much harsher season than summer. If you live in the upper Midwest, you might have a collection of winter coats but very few flip-flops and pairs of shorts. Still, we all know there are days throughout the summer that would be quite difficult to get through without air conditioning. So if you have a central air conditioner, it’s important that you take care of it.

This means changing the filter each month, or at least every few months, and doing whatever you can to keep your air conditioner in good shape for longer, so you don’t have to replace it after only a handful of seasons. We recommend annual AC tune-ups, but many people aren’t sure these are really necessary in our region.

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