Air Mechanical, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Here’s Why You Could Use a Sump Pump

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Is it Time for a New Water Heater?

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Your water heater is, if not the most, most important component of your plumbing system. Think about it: you use it every single day for cleaning, laundry, and of course, showering! Therefore, there is nothing quite worse than an out-of-commission water heater!

Sometimes, the best remedy for a broken water heater is a replacement, and below, we have listed some of the signs that suggest the time has come to invest in a new system. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more! And remember, it is in your best interest to contact a professional plumber if you think it’s time for a replacement! 

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a Leaky Kitchen Sink

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Whether you use it for cooking, cleaning, or drinking, your kitchen sink is pushed to the limit every single day. We often take for granted just how much our kitchen sinks can endure, and throughout the course of a day, we turn them on and off about a zillion times! But, all this repeated use can quickly create problems in the faucet mechanism, leading to that steady, annoying, drip, drip, drip, drip…

If your kitchen sink has started leaking, it is important that you contact a local plumber right away! Although the dripping may not seem like too big a deal, it can easily cause significant damage to your home, property, and your wallet! And in case you aren’t yet convinced, we have listed some of the reasons why you shouldn’t ignore your leaky kitchen sink below. Keep reading to find out more.

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Hard Water

Sunday, May 26th, 2019

When you think about all the things that could go wrong with your plumbing system, you likely picture burst pipes, clogged toilets, and leaky faucets, however, there is one issue that homeowners almost always overlook: hard water. Hard water is one of the most common and most problematic issues that your plumbing system can face, yet many of us are unaware that we’ve got a problem.

Therefore, it is important to know about hard water systems and what you can do to keep your plumbing system in the best possible condition. So below, we have outlined some of the things you ought to know about hard water. Keep reading to find out more!

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Your Springtime Plumbing Tips!

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Spring has officially sprung! Birds are chirping, bees are buzzing, and flowers are plumbing! Oh, and of course, toilets are flushing, water is running, and showers are steaming!

Spring is perhaps the perfect time to take a good look at your plumbing and invest in the products and services that are going to keep your system running better for longer. In fact, there are plenty of things that you can do to keep your plumbing system in tip-top shape, and below, we’ve shared a few of our favorite tips! All you have to do is keep reading to find out more!

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5 Things To Never Put Down Your Drain

Monday, December 24th, 2018

Many of us take our drains for granted. We put a lot of things down our drains and expect that it will all just wash away without a problem. However, there are a number of things that should never be put down the drain. Certain items and substances can lead to significant blockages, which can result in some serious damage if left unattended.

The problem with our plumbing systems is that they are hidden away from us, often behind walls or underneath floors. Blockages or leaks usually go unnoticed until they cause significant damage. Your plumbing system is intricate and requires the attention of a trained professional to spot and correct minor issues that could very easily become major. There are many things that you can do to avoid major blockages, one of which is being careful about what you put down your drains. 

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Tips to Keep Your Plumbing in Shape this Holiday Season

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Fall Thanksgiving and Halloween pumpkins, leaves, acorn squash over dark wooden table background shot from directly aboveThe holiday season means cold weather, hot chocolate, and a festive feeling in the air. Despite all the cheer that this time of year brings, it’s also very hard on your pipes. All the food and fun really can add up. We’ve gathered together a long list of tips to help you avoid a plumbing disaster this holiday season. We understand that mistakes happen though, so if you need a plumber in Columbus, MN then contact our team.

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

Monday, October 15th, 2018

icicles-hanging-from-pipeTemperatures here in Andover get freezing cold but there are many easy ways to prevent your pipes from freezing. Take measures now to ensure that you’re not dealing with frozen pipes this winter. Frozen pipes quickly lead to other problems like burst pipes and water damage.

Although we can prepare for plumbing problems, when inevitable problems do arise, you need the assistance of a professional plumber. If you need a great plumber in Andover, MN, don’t hesitate to contact our team here at Air Mechanical, Inc. Our staff is always reliable, conscientious, and punctual.

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What Are the Best Ways to Prevent Plumbing Emergencies?

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Closeup shot of a father helping his baby girl wash her hands at a tapAlmost all homeowner’s experience a plumbing emergency at least once, but we’re here to help you keep frequent issues to a minimum. Lots of people neglect to care for their plumbing system until problems have gone very far and they have a backed-up toilet or a burst pipe. Plumbing emergencies aren’t only inconvenient, they also are pretty expensive because they require urgency and often involve lots of water damage within a small time-frame.

If you need a reliable emergency plumber in Andover, our team at Air Mechanical, Inc. is the right crew for the job. Our plumbing technicians have years of experience that allows them to work quickly and efficiently.

Problem Prevention

Watch What Goes Down Your Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal can’t process everything so be mindful of what you put in it. You should never put “FOG” down your drain. FOG stands for fats, oils, and greases, most people know not to put these down their drain. They’re notorious for causing sinister clogs because they enter your drain as a liquid but coagulate later on. There are also less commonly known items that quickly clog your drains like coffee grounds, potato peels, and fibrous vegetables. Keep in mind that bones and pits of fruit are too hard to go down your drain and easily damage a system. Knowing what helps your garbage disposal and what hurts it assists you in avoiding a clog.

Avoid Harsh Chemical “Solutions”

If you have a system that’s draining slowly, it’s very tempting to just buy an over-the-counter product that promises to remedy any ailment. These harsh chemical products that promise to alleviate drain troubles almost always worsen the issue—even if it temporarily alleviates your slow drain. These products are corrosive and are far too hard on your pipes. If you have a backup, you should always call a plumber to fix the issue instead of trying a quick fix.

This also goes for toilet bowl cleaner. Getting down and scrubbing your toilet is a lot less appealing when you could seemingly just drop in a pod and have the work done for you, but your effort will save your pipes in the long run.

Don’t Use Your Pipes as Clothing Racks

Many of us here in Minnesota have basements and it’s common to see exposed pipes double as drying racks. Don’t hang your wet or dry clothes (or anything for that matter) from the exposed plumbing in your home. No matter how sturdy these pipes may look or seem, they just simply aren’t meant to support anything else. Just a few heavy pants or shirts can cause strain on your pipes leading to burst in the future.

How We Can Help

If you’re trying to prevent a plumbing emergency, it’s important to have an expert help. Our team of plumbing technicians is professional and efficient. We even offer video camera pipe inspections, a service where we enter a camera on a flexible rod into your home’s plumbing system to get the most comprehensive view of your pipes possible. Our top of the line plumbing maintenance will ensure that your home is running the way it should.

If you need plumbing maintenance, contact our reliable team today to schedule a service.

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