Air Mechanical, Inc. Blog: Archive for September, 2017

Is Hard Water Really a Big Deal?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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