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Drain Cleaners Aren’t Your Friend! Here’s Why.

November 5th, 2019

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“Gurgle, gurgle gurgle.”

Ugh, the kitchen sink is clogged again! Go get the drain cleaner, right?

But wait, how many times this year have you had to dump that toxic liquid down the same drain only to have the results turn out to be temporary? This isn’t because your drain is just a strange piece of plumbing. Instead, you can actually blame this repetitious issue on that bottle of drain cleaner.

Believe it or not, drain cleaners aren’t effective ways to clear a clog in your pipes. And when you do use them to try to accomplish this feat, they can end up doing more harm than good.

When it comes to dealing with a stubborn drain clog, you should always reach out to a professional Plymouth plumber for assistance. And here is why.

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When Should I Check My Detectors? Now!

October 28th, 2019

Common plastic white home smoke detector alarm, preventing an abnormal smoke in the room from perhaps a fire with a sound very loud. In the image, there is a big fire in the room and there is smoke that rises to the ceiling where is placed the equipement. This one is mounted on wooden ceiling. For example in France country, those smoke detector are required since march 2015. On the sensor is written that we should not paint it, and direction to open or close it, there is the test button because we need to check it regularly, and a red led indicating that the battery inside is always good.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt victimized by a smoke alarm that went off at 3 a.m. simply because its battery had died. We are pretty sure almost everyone has experienced this.

While these incidents can make even the most patient person consider tearing their smoke detector or carbon monoxide detector out of the wall, we have to insist that you don’t, for the sake of your safety. These detectors are built to, well, detect problems and keep you safe in the event of a gas leak or a fire.

In fact, the next time your detector wakes you up in the middle of the night, you should make a mental note to check on these vital home safety systems. After all, if one or both are malfunctioning, it could literally turn out to be a life-or-death situation.

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Preparing Your Sump Pump For Rain

October 14th, 2019

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The weather here in Andover certainly took a turn. It is quite interesting to experience sun and warm temperatures one day, and rain and light snow within the next couple of days.

But this is Minnesota, so most of us come prepared. However, while scarves, boots, and coats may be ready, the question remains as to whether you have prepared the vital part of your home’s plumbing to help you deal with all that water.

Yes, we are talking about your sump pump. Read on to learn how to prepare yours for the deluge.

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Your Crash Course in Electrical Safety

September 30th, 2019

Here’s the thing: many homeowners do realize that yes, ouch, electricity hurts! However, many of us fail to realize that our electrical systems are in fact quite dangerous and are definitely not something to mess around with.

You want to be sure that all the electrical components in your home are safe. Fortunately, there are plenty of things that you can do to ensure that safety of your appliances, your home, and most importantly, your family. Below, we have provided our crash course in electrical safety to teach you some basic safety tips and how to prevent dangerous problems from occurring.

So, what are you waiting for? Keep reading to find out more!

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Oof! Trouble With Your Main Sewer Line?

September 16th, 2019

Ick! Trouble with your main sewer line, as you might imagine can be rather, well, gross! Of course, then, when something does go wrong, you are going to want to call in a professional plumber right away! Otherwise, you’ll be dealing with a whole slew of other issues!

But how do you know when something is wrong with your main sewer line?

Well, keep reading below and we’ll tell you! We have listed some tell-tale signs of sewer line trouble… that way, you’ll know precisely when to call our team. 

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5 Ways to Tell You Need Draining Cleaning Services

September 2nd, 2019

You know that feeling when you pull a wad of hair out of your shower drain? It isn’t a good one. If anything, it’s pretty disgusting. Well now, imagine just how much hair has slipped beyond your shower drain and down into your plumbing system. It’s probably more than you can picture!

You see, things like hair, grease, grime, and other particles can all make their way into your pipes, leading to clogs and all sorts of other issues! Therefore, it is important to invest in the services designed to keep your drain pipes clean and clear! To do that, all you’ve got to do is schedule annual drain cleaning services! There are plenty of signs that suggest your plumbing in Plymouth is in need of these services, and below, we’ve listed them for you. 

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Don’t Dilly Dally Your Ductless Repairs!

August 19th, 2019

Yes, it’s true: your ductless system needs repairs too! As neat as they are, ductless systems are not immune to repairs, and in fact, these nifty little systems come with their own set of unique repair needs. Of course, it is important that you know what those needs are.

So, for your convenience, we have listed some of these unique ductless repairs for you below. That way, you can contact your favorite HVAC contractor (hopefully us!) for your air conditioning repairs in Andover at the first sign of trouble. So, what are you waiting for? Keep reading to find out more!

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Wait, Do Geothermal Systems Work in the Summer Too?

August 5th, 2019

Why, yes! They do! But, we understand why you might’ve believed otherwise — c’mon, the word “thermal” is right there in the name!

Geothermal systems, like all heat pumps, come equipped with a reversing valve, which allows for both home heating and cooling. That way, you can enjoy year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch. But even still, geothermal systems are different than their forced-air counterparts, and many homeowners don’t quite understand how they work.

So below, we’ve decided to explain the science of it all. Just keep reading below to find out more! (And of course, remember to schedule your HVAC services in Andover, MN with our team!)

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Here’s Why You Could Use a Sump Pump

July 22nd, 2019

home-living-room-underwater-floodIf you’ve got a basement in your home, then you probably know just how easy it is for water to enter the space. Gravity has a funny way of drawing water to the lowest space possible, and of course, in your home, that would be the basement.

Surely, though, the last thing you need in your life is a flooded basement, so it is important that you’ve got a system in place to deal with that sort of issue. Yes, that’s right… we are talking about a sump pump! Sump pumps are a great way to keep water out of your home! In fact, there are quite a few benefits of installing a sump pump in your home, and below, we’ve listed a few of them for you. So, keep reading to find out more.

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Here’s How We Can Treat Your Water

July 8th, 2019

Blegh! Contaminants in your water got you down? We totally understand why poor water quality is such a big deal! Let’s face it: you need the water coming out of your taps to be potable, and if it isn’t, it can certainly be a quite a nuisance.

Of course, we don’t think you should have to deal with poor water quality forever, which is why most plumbers offer a variety of water treatment solutions. There are a number of water treatment systems on the market today, each designed to eliminate specific types of contaminants from your water. So no matter what your needs are, we will be able to match you with the right system for your home.

Below, we have listed some of the most common water treatment systems available and how they can help you. Keep reading to find out more!

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